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The Allegri Ensemble

Saturday 14 May 2022
The Allegri Ensemble, directed by Jonathon Wallis
Bach & Byrd: Music of Faith and Devotion

The Peacock Theatre 
7.30pm – 9:00pm
(Doors and Bar open at 7:00pm)

This concert program comprises:

J.S. Bach:
Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225O
Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, BWV 118W. 

William Byrd:
Mass for Four Voices

This program showcases masterworks of sacred choral repertoire from the English Renaissance and the German Baroque. 

Allegri Ensembles weaves a full performance of William Byrd’s emotionally complex Mass for Four Voices around two of Bach’s motets for double choir, including the majestic Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (BWV 225: Sing to the Lord a new song). 

At the heart of the program sits Bach’s beautiful but rarely heard motet O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht (BWV 118: ‘O Jesus Christ, light of my life’).

Since 2012 the Allegri Ensemble has been renowned for exciting and committed interpretations of choral music from the Renaissance to the contemporary. Allegri’s performances combine imaginative programming with a distinctive sound of great warmth, clarity, and cohesion. The choir regularly performs across Tasmania both a cappella and in collaboration with Tasmania’s finest instrumentalists.

Eclectica Salamanca is supported by the City of Hobart through its Cultural Grants Program and by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

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