View Full Version : Choir geeks - I'm singing Spem in Alium this weekend

11-12-2010, 07:00 PM
We have three concerts based on a Choral Pilgrimage (http://www.sydneyphilharmonia.com.au/concerts_nextconcert.html) theme, and the highlight of the performances is Spem in Alium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spem_in_alium), which I haven't sung for ages.

Last night was our first performance. The eight separate choirs were configured in a large circle around the cathedral, and the audience all got up from their seats and came and stood in the middle. It was great fun, and sounded pretty good.

We're on again tonight (Saturday) and tomorrow afternoon (Sunday).

Le Ministre de l'au-delà
11-12-2010, 07:56 PM
What a blast! Hope it all goes splendidly!

Beware of Doug
11-12-2010, 07:57 PM
Spem in what now? :D

No, really, it's Latin for "hope in another," and is a 16th century religious oratorio.

11-13-2010, 12:32 AM
oooooOOOOOOOooooh, never heard that one live. Must have been a grand experience!

don't ask
11-13-2010, 12:57 AM
Wish I had known yesterday. I was still in Parramatta at 7 and really had no pressing need to head home.

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