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General Admission

$49 Standard / $44 Concession / $20 Child

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Sunday 21 August 2022

5:00pm at Deakin Edge


MSO Chorus
Warren Trevelyan-Jones conductor
Jacob Abela


Bob Chilcott Dances of Time
Stanford On Time, Op. 142
Lassus Omnia tempus habent
Jonathan Dove The Passing of the Year

About this performance

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus sings modern music in one of Melbourne’s most contemporary venues, Deakin Edge in Federation Square. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon as the late-winter sun sets over the Yarra River.

  • Jonathan Dove is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music; his writing for choral forces is charged with intensity and beauty. The Passing of the Year is dedicated to the memory of his mother and sets seven texts with moving directness and a beguiling sense of the seasons’ passing.
  • Dove is one of the most approachable of contemporary composers, prizing communication above obscurity, something his choral works demonstrate so well. These settings are intimate, rousing, beautifully crafted and lyrical.
  • Sir Charles Villiers Stanford sets text by English poet John Milton in the 1914 work On Time. Indeed, Stanford communicates Milton’s contempt for time using a double choir to powerfully support his message.
  • Deakin Edge is at the heart of the city in Federation Square. Its distinctive glass walls allow the natural light to filter in and give the space a wonderful acoustic that suits the MSO Chorus perfectly.

Duration: approx. 50 minutes (no interval

COVIDSafe Information

The MSO and the venues in which we perform will operate under government health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the event. Entry to this event will require ticket holders to comply with the relevant COVID-19 protocols as directed by the venue, which may include providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption. Up-to-date information will be included in the pre-concert email sent to attendees a few days prior to the performance.

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