The West Gippsland and Latrobe Chorales and Heidelberg Choral Society and Orchestra are proud to present Sir Karl Jenkins' major new work, Symphonic Adiemus, featuring over 200 performers on stage!
This iconic work for choir and orchestra, which combines classical principles with flavours of world and ethnic music, will be contrasted with the popular Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini.
Symphonic Adiemus, which received its first UK performance in London in late 2017, is a challenging and innovative work, drawing on and extending earlier works which have all been world-wide favourites. Through his use of invented language, unusual rhythms and extensive percussion Jenkins pushes the boundaries of new music development.
Unashamedly operatic, the young Puccini's Messa di Gloria reflects the influence of Puccini's hero, Verdi, and provides a fore taste of his later major works. The joyous themes which run throughout the work complement the exuberant nature of Jenkin's work, and provide an orchestral contrast which will make this a concert not to be missed.