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Dixit Dominus

  • City Recital Hall (map)


  • Sydney Chamber Choir
  • Jonathan Grieves-Smith
  • Conductor
  • Orchestra of the Antipodes


  • Handel
    Dixit Dominus
  • Vasks
    Prayer (Australian Premiere)
  • Bach
    Christ Lag In Todesbanden
  • Grandage
    New Work (World Premiere)

From the inmost places of the human heart, music that fills the heavens with song.

Handel’s Dixit Dominus is a dazzling hymn of joy and praise, blending the virtuoso choral writing of his native Germany with the passion and drama of Italian opera.

Bach’s cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden is a richly solemn journey from darkness to resplendent light, exploring the mystery of life and death itself in intricate counterpoint and soaring melody.

Pēteris Vasks’ Prayer is an ecstatic invocation of the power of love to overcome misery and despair. Drawing on prayers of Mother Teresa, it takes us into the streets of Calcutta to find courage and hope. Never before performed in Australia, it will be paired with a new work by Australian composer Iain Grandage: a prayer yet to be discovered.

Earlier Event: May 19
Omega Ensemble Regional Tour
Later Event: May 29
Brahms and the Clarinet