From virtual to reality: River City Voices thrilled to be back on stage

RIVER City Voices is thrilled to be back on stage on May 22 with a luscious choral and orchestral program.

In its first major event since COVID hit the symphonic choir River City Voices returns to local stages with Songs of Destiny, the first concert in its Luscious series.

“Revel in the full force of the Willoughby Symphony and Willoughby Symphony Choir as they join River City Voices for the very first time,” Conductor Sarah Penicka-Smith said.

“With over 100 performers on stage, you’ll scale the heights of heaven with Johannes Brahms’ rarely heard Song of Destiny (Schicksalslied), and thrill to the anger of the Gods in his Song of the Fates (Gesang der Parzen),

“Brahms’ powerful music paints radically different pictures of the forces that control our destinies. Who influences what happens to us? And how do we take charge of our own futures?”

Through local Indigenous composers – Troy Russell (The Chant) and Elizabeth Sheppard’s (Gandangarragal) long-awaited World Premiere performances, you can explore the way forward in evocative choral music of courage and hope.

The program also includes music by Felix Mendelssohn, Enya’s beautiful song  May It Be from the film, Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring and Emma Greenhill’s Korrowall, winner of the Willoughby Symphony’s 2022 Young Composer Award.

The program is on Sunday May 22 at 4pm at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Bookings at: www. riversideparramatta.com.au/show/songs-of-destiny/ or 8839 3399

Tickets from $45/$35.  Under 18s/Full-Time Student $20.

 

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