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The Psalms at their most euphoric in this unmissable final concert.

Spanning six centuries from Banchieri to young Pulitzer winner Caroline Shaw, encompassing Purcell, Gretchaninov, Poulenc, Estonian Urmas Sisask and Serbian Isidora Žebeljan along the way. Culminating in the splendour of Thomas Tallis’ Spem in alium, with members of all four choirs finally joining forces to offer up an ecstatic expression of praise.



Andreas Hammerschmidt (c. 1611–1675), psalm 24, Machet die Tore weit

Caroline Shaw (b. 1982), psalm 84, and the swallow (Australian premiere)

Chiara Maria Cozzolani (1602–1678), psalm 110, Dixit Dominus

Alessandro Costantini (c. 1581–1657), psalm 136, Confitemini Domino

Adriano Banchieri (1568–1634), psalm 47, Omnes gentes plaudite

Urmas Sisask (b. 1960), psalm 105, Confitemini Domino

Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967), psalm 50, Az erös Isten, Genevan Psalter

Vic Nees (1936–2013), psalm 87, Fundamenta ejus

Henry Purcell (1659–1695), psalm 106, O give thanks

Jakob Gallus (1550–1591), psalm 150, Laudate Dominum

Ruggiero Giovannelli (c. 1560–1625), psalm 149, Cantate Domino

Jan Tollius (c. 1550–1620?), psalm 68, Sicut fluit cera

Isidora Žebeljan (b. 1967), psalm 78 (Australian premiere)

Alexander Grechaninov (1864–1956), psalm 135, Praise the name of the Lord

Francis Poulenc (1899–1963), psalm 81, Exultate Deo

Thomas Tallis (1505–1585), Spem in Alium


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