PRISM, this concert from The University of Auckland Chamber Choir conducted by Professor Karen Grylls, is both the highlight and culmination of a two-day festival celebrating the works of twentieth century Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt.
"I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours," said Arvo Pärt. "Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener."
The Choir, with countertenor Dean Sky-Lucas, will perform Pärt's pieces Berliner Messe, Magnificat, My heart's in the Highlands, The woman with the alabaster box and Trivium for Organ as well as premiereing a new work, Ring out,wild bells, from Eve de Castro Robinson.
Eve says of the work: "Ring out, wild bells is a choral tribute to Arvo Pärt ... The voices here act as bells in a texture of sustained vocal tintinnabulation."
August 7, 2010 6:30PM
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