The Choir of Ormond College LIVE
Having been associated with the choir since its inception, Move is delighted to celebrate the choir's musical "coming of age" and present this special live retrospective CD featuring many past and recent performances previously unreleased on the label.
Ormond College is the largest residential college for The University of Melbourne and its very own choir, the Choir of Ormond College turned 21 in 2002. The choir has also toured internationally every two years, visiting New Zealand, Japan, Britain and most of Europe.
The repertoire includes Benjamin Britten's ambitious and rarely heard Festival Te Deum.
The disc includes a special 20 page colour retrospective booklet complete with photos from the choir's many tours and special comments from Melbourne critic Clive O'Connell and the Chaplain of Ormond College.
Since its inception in 1982 under the direction of Douglas Lawrence, the Choir of Ormond College has become the first Australian choir to receive ongoing international recognition.
Melbourne organist Douglas Lawrence is Director of Music at The Scots' Church and Teacher of the Organ at the University of Melbourne and was the founding director of Choir of Ormond College, a position he held from 1982 to 2006.
“a musical delight ... the vocal tone is warm ... a rich and sonorous CD”
— Elizabeth Scarlett, ArtStreams
- Te Deum Benjamin Britten
- St. John Passion, BWV 245 Opening chorus Johann Sebastian Bach
- Introït et Kyrie
- Pie Jesu
- Agnus Dei
- Libera me
- In Paradisum
- Let all mortal flesh keep silence Edward Bairstow
- Agnus Dei
- Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 Johann Sebastian Bach Arr: Ward Swingle
- Plenty Good Room (Traditional) Arr: Jay Althouse
- Gloria in excelsis
- Laudamus te
- Mass in B minor, BWV 232 Gloria in excelsis Johann Sebastian Bach
Requiem Op. 48 Gabriel Fauré
Missa Christi munera Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Gloria Francis Poulenc
A British composer and organist, Bairstow was appointed Organist of York Minster in 1913, a post he held until his death in 1946.
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
Edward Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) was an English composer, conductor, and pianist. Britten's operas are firmly established in the international repertoire. He has more operas played worldwide than any other composer born in the 20th century.
Gabriel Urbain Fauré was a French composer, pianist, organist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his era, and his musical style influenced many 20th century composers.