Warrnambool & Hamilton Symphony Orchestras present a World Premiere Performance
Symphony of the Passion
An original composition by Ken Stott and conducted by Angus Christie
The concert includes a recital in the first half by celebrated International Harpist Vanessa McKeand and Sopranos Anita Senior, Louise Keast and Christine Heald.
Virtuoso harp-player, Vanessa McKeand has performed all over the world, and her colourful background includes performing on Arabian dhows on the Indian Ocean while resident harpist to the Sultan of Oman. The winner of numerous awards and prizes, Vanessa records for Virgin Records, including a CD with the Allegri String Quartet, and French Music with the English Chamber Orchestra. In the first half of the concert Vanessa will play solo works, before being joined by Warrnambool soprano Louise Keast and Ballarat Soprano Christine Heald for some opera arias and the popular Flower Duet from Lakme.
The second half will feature the major work, Symphony of the Passion, by Warrnambool composer Ken Stott. The composition outlines the passion of Christ in four movements, and features harp, three sopranos and full symphony orchestra.
The Hamilton performance is at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and tickets will be available at the door if not sold out prior.
Can't make the Hamilton performance? There is also a concert in Warrnambool at the Anglican Church at 2.30pm on Sunday 7 April. Warrnambool tickets available at Collins Booksellers, Dale Cleves Music, Christ Church Office or at the door. For more information please call: 03 5562 4059 or WSO website