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CONCERT: Polyphonic Voices - Motets at Montsalvat

Polyphonic Voices is a Melbourne-based chamber choir formed in 2013, and since its inception has become renowned for its polished, innovative and engaging performances in non-traditional concert venues, often combined with multi-media elements. The choir prides itself on presenting a wide variety of music - both accompanied and unaccompanied -from the classical choral tradition, but also arrangements of music from jazz, pop, folk and other alternative genres. Polyphonic Voices' collaborations have included the Hilltop Hoods, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Indian film composer AR Rahman, and various local ensembles, freelance musicians and visual artists.
In its first program of 2017, Polyphonic Voices continues to explore the vast repertoire of choral motets with well-known (and not so well-known) selections from throughout the history of Western Art Music. The unique program juxtaposes different settings of the same pieces of text: Eric Whitacre's and Thomas Tomkins' settings of When David Heard, Olivier Messiaen's and Tomas Luis de Victoria's O Sacrum Convivium, Samuel Scheidt's and Tarik O'Regan's Surrexit Christus, Orlando di Lasso's and Francis Poulenc's Videntes stellam Magi, and Tomas Luis de Victoria's and Andrew Baldwin's O vos omnes. Of course, an exploration of motets wouldn't be complete without some Johann Sebastian Bach, and the choir will be only too happy to oblige with Furchte dich nicht and Komm, Jesu, Komm. 

Barn Gallery, Sunday 28 May @ 3pm

Adult - $30
Student - $20
Available online from or at the door on the afternoon of the concert (subject to availability, cash sales only) 

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