Sydney singers return to St Matthew’s

The Jubilate Singers giving a “flash mob” Christmas carols
concert in Sydney last year.

THE Jubilate Singers of Holy Trinity Church at Dulwich Hill, Sydney,  will perform at New Norfolk tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon to help raise funds for the ongoing restoration of St Matthew’s Anglican Church.

St Matthew’s is the oldest church in Tasmania and with the history and memories it holds, comes the responsibility for the up-keep of this wonderful heritage building. To help cover some of those costs, the church will host a grand fundraising concert this weekend.

A choir of more than 60 voices including the Jubilate Singers and the St Matthew’s Singers, under the direction of Susan Reppion-Brooke, will perform O Clap Your Hands, by Orlando Gibbons. This anthem, scored for an eight part chorus, is recognized as one of Gibbons’ grandest choral masterpieces.

The other major work on the program will be the 12 movements of Vivaldi’s Gloria in D, being one of the most outstanding and popular choral works from the Baroque era. The Valley Baroque Group will also perform a selection of 17th century pieces.

The Jubilate Singers were last here almost three years ago to the day, with a Baroque orchestra including solo trumpeter Yoram Levy.

Tomorrow’s (Sunday) concert will be held in St Matthew’s Church, Bathurst St, New Norfolk, at 3pm. Entry will be by donation (suggested at $20/$10 concession) at the door, and the usual sumptuous afternoon tea will be served in the parish hall after the concert.

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