The Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne
Christopher Watson, conductor
Concert to include:
Cecilia McDowall; The Lord is Good
For Viva Edge, they’ll present a program that celebrates contemporary female composers, each work paired with a Tallis piece that deals with similar or complementary subject matter. Highlights include Cecilia McDowall’s 2012 work The Lord is Good, a setting of verses from the Book of Lamentations. Calling for two soprano soloists whose lines entwine against a textured choral backdrop, the work is imbued with a sense of yearning.It’s paired with Tallis’ own exquisite setting of the Lamentations, a more meditative work.