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Schultz and Firth’s Southern Cantata premieres in Melbourne

The moon drowned in the ocean,
A silver coin.
Is water safer than land?

The towering waters fall, the dinghy floods,
We swallow salt, we swallow blood.

A star arises in the morning,
A deep grey sky, and pre-dawn calm.

The wind calls. A child’s voice.
The waves on the wet sand found him
After the storm.

[Katherine Firth, “The Moon Drowned,” Movement 3 from Southern Cantata, 2017.]

 

Southern Cantata, a new advent cantata commissioned by St Johns Southgate, Melbourne to celebrate their Bach Cantata Program’s 20th birthday will have its premiere on Sunday 3 December 2017, at  9am.

The work is scored for for choir, 2 soloists and period instrument orchestra (strings, trumpet, timpani, theorbo, harpsichord and organ) composed by Andrew Schultz to a libretto by Katherine Firth.

Kate Macfarlane (soprano), Robert Macfarlane (tenor).

St Johns Southgate

20 City Road

Southbank 3006

Telephone (03) 9682 4995

http://www.stjohnssouthgate.com.au

Director of Music: Graham Lieschke

The Cantata performance will be preceded at 8:30am by a discussion of the new work with Katherine, Graham and Andrew.

For more details.

 

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