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Keys to Heaven

This recording by the Australian Chamber Choir starts with a work composed in 18th century Venice by an orphan of the Ospedale della Pietà, and reconstructed by Elizabeth Anderson. Works by Palestrina, and Allegri are also featured.


Australian Chamber Choir

The Australian Chamber Choir was founded by Douglas Lawrence in July 2007.

Douglas Lawrence

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.

Track Listing

    Ecce nunc (Agata della Pietà) Arr: Elizabeth Anderson

  1. Ecce nunc
  2. Qui statis in domo Domini
  3. In noctibus
  4. Benedicat te
  5. Gloria Patri
  6. Sicut erat in principio
  7. Tu es Petrus Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
  8. Missa Aeterna Christi munera Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

  9. Kyrie
  10. Gloria
  11. Credo
  12. Sanctus
  13. Benedictus
  14. Agnus Dei I
  15. Agnus Dei II
  16. Miserere Gregorio Allegri
  17. Christus resurgens Gregorio Allegri



Agata della Pietà

Italian composer Agata (1712-1769) whose surname is unknown, is identified in the records simply by her first name Agata (Italian spelling of Agatha), or as Agata Cantora (cantora means ‘singer’). She arrived at the Pietà in 1712, most likely given up by her parents because of her apparent disability. Agata soon shone as a star student.

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson has performed in no less than eleven international concert tours to Europe, Japan and Singapore. She is a regular guest lecturer and performer at universities and music schools throughout Australia.

Where to buy

Keys to Heaven is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
May 2024
© 2024 Australian Chamber Choir
℗ 2024 Move Records
Catalogue number
MCD 659
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574065923