The Oriana Chorale: How Sweet The Music…

How Sweet The Music…
The Oriana Chorale

Date: Saturday 17 April, 2016
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: University House, ANU, 1 Balmain Cres. Acton, ACT
Tickets: Adult – $30; Concession – $20; Student – $15. Book at:

Oriana marks this anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a kaleidoscope of Shakespearian songs and readings.

From the Romantic age to the present day, composers have taken Shakespeare’s immortal words and created choral settings full of beauty, style and wit.

This wide-ranging concert includes music by Brahms, Berlioz and Vaughan Williams, plus modern settings by Paul Mealor (composer for Prince William’s wedding), the great British jazz musician George Shearing, and the extraordinary Finnish choral composer Jaarko Mäntyjärvi.

The Oriana Chorale is again directed by one of Canberra’s top musicians, conductor and keyboard virtuoso Peter Young.

Singers and audiences alike will also be delighted that popular and outstanding musicians Christina Wilson and Alan Hicks will be associate artists at this interesting and enjoyable tour of just a few selected passages by the Bard — and some great songs they have inspired