TPCC Presents: SKYWALK
Conductor . Lim Yau
23 Mar 2018 . Fri
19:30 - 21:00
Victoria Concert Hall
195, 961 (Supreme Court, bus stop no. 02181)
75, 100, 107, 130, 131, 167, 640 (opposite Singapore Cricket Club, bus stop no. 02029)
City Hall, Clarke Quay, Raffles Place
Nearest parking (public)
Parliament House, The Adelphi
Kindly indicate your interest in attending the Open Rehearsal HERE!
“I see a vision
of divinity, God’s Earth,
the scars of national boundaries gone!”
— Stevan Keane
Throughout history, sacred texts have described events where earthly beings attain divinity, and where divine beings exhibit a transient essence. Perhaps the most well-known story is that of the Virgin Mary bearing Jesus Christ, the son of the Christian God – a perfect example of holiness and humanity intertwined. There are, however, others of different spiritual origins which detail the ways in which the mortal becomes celestial and the deity reflects that which is truly worldly.
In Skywalk, The Philharmonic Chamber Choir recollects exquisite moments where the divine and the earthly mingle. Witness the conflicts and resolutions of the soul in Hugo Wolf’s Sechs geistliche Lieder, to the austere retelling of a well-known biblical story in Arvo Pärt’s The Woman with the Alabaster Box. Experience the deep invocation of the Holy Spirit in Krzystof Penderecki’s Veni Creator, to the stark yet calming diatonicism of Ton de Leeuw’s Prière. Celebrate an impeccable sense of worldly divinity through an African-inspired Magnificat by Giles Swayne, and the Southeast Asian premiere of Magnificat from a Garden in the Antipodes by New Zealander composer Janet Jennings. Finally, partake in an aura of otherworldliness by gazing upon the earth with Steve Martland’s Skywalk, so that you too may perceive a transcendent calmness in your very own Skywalk.
The Choir gratefully acknowledges the assistance and support of the following: