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An afternoon of Purcell
The Melbourne Octet at St Ambrose Church

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Templeton Street, Woodend, Vic 3442
-37.358319
144.530026
St Ambrose Church

The Melbourne Octet presents a programme of Purcell anthems and arias, featuring some of the composer’s best loved works. The breadth of Purcell’s genius is explored through themes of earthly joys and sorrows, death and redemption, and the solace of music.

The Octet comprises of eight singers with extensive experience in ensemble singing, who are also established in oratorio, opera and even jazz. More information can be found on www.melbourneoctet.com

Accompanied by John O’Donnell, keyboard and Rosemary Hodgson, theorbo.

Programme

Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei

An Evening Hymn

Beati omnes qui timent dominus

Music for a While

Strike the Viol

Hear my prayer. O Lord

When I am laid in earth

Remember not, lord, our offences

Hush, no more

My beloved spake

About the Octet

The Melbourne Octet presents a programme of Purcell anthems, solos and duets, featuring some of the composer’s best loved works. The Octet comprises of eight singers with extensive experience in ensemble singing, with sidelines in everything from jazz to opera. More information can be found on www.melbourneoctet.com

Listen to the Melbourne Octet and their sublime sound!