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The Bourbaki Ensemble | Songs of Love & Thanksgiving

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Newtown, NSW 2042

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Songs of Love & Thanksgiving, featuring soprano Camilee Mercep

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Our second concert for 2021 is entitled 'Songs of Love & Thanksgiving' and will be presented on Sunday 25 July. The venue will be St.George's Hall, Newtown, a part of the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. The programme will be headed up by Beethoven's Heiliger Dankgesang, a "holy song of thanksgiving of a convalescent". Although this was already planned way back in 2019 – well before the onset of the pandemic – we believe (with cautious optimism) that it will be an expression of an appropriate sentiment by the time of the concert.

Ludwig van Beethoven, Heiliger Dankgesang from String Quartet No.15, Op.132, arranged for string orchestra.

Richard Wagner, Wesendonck Lieder for voice and strings (Camille Mercep, soprano).

Richard Meale, Cantilena Pacifica.

Alban Berg, Andante amoroso from the Lyric Suite for string orchestra.

Frank Bridge, An Irish Melody.

Beethoven's Heiliger Dankgesang ("Holy song of thanksgiving of a convalescent to the Deity") is one of his most profound and affecting slow movements, a poised and timeless molto adagio alternating with a faster episode entitled "feeling new strength". Wagner's Lieder to poems of Mathilde Wesendonck prefigure the intense romantic atmosphere of Tristan und Isolde. Richard Meale wrote his Cantilena in memory of a close friend, while Berg's Lyric Suite expresses the ardour of the composer's relationship with Hanna Fuchs-Robettin.

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The Bourbaki Ensemble is a chamber string orchestra which has been giving concerts in Newtown, Sydney, Australia (and elsewhere) since 2001. Our main aim is to perform works from the string orchestra repertoire, which, though it includes many masterpieces, is often overlooked in favour of music for full orchestra. We are also committed to programming works by Australian composers.  Most of our repertoire comes from the 20th and 21st centuries, and you can be confident of hearing music that you haven't heard before!

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