Music Under Stars
When: Sunday March 10, 5:30pm
Where: Boomerang Farm, Mudgeeraba
50th Celebration Concert
As part of the Choir’s 50th year celebrations, the Gold Coast City Choir accompanied by the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra will present the Queensland premiere of the the full choral and orchestral version of Symphonic Adiemus by the noted Welsh composer Sir Karl Jenkins.
Date: Saturday 14th September 2019
Location: The Arts Theatre at HOTA (formerly know as the Arts Centre, Gold Coast)
The world premiere of this work was performed in September 2017 in London, while the Australian premiere took place in Melbourne in November 2018.
Symphonic Adiemus brings together some of the most iconic moments from Sir Karl’s earlier Adiemus series, in a new, enriched sound. This has transformed the works from one of female vocalists and ensemble, to a full four-part choir and orchestral arrangement after overwhelming demand from choirs around the world.
Karl Jenkins is one of the most performed living composers, with over 250 performances per year of his work in more than twenty countries, and he has consistently been the highest placed living composer in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame. (Classic FM is one of the United Kingdom’s three Independent National Radio stations, broadcasting classical music.)
In 2017, Sir Karl received the prestigious Sir Charles Groves award for his contribution to music. The award was given because of the accessibility and enormous popularity of his works with leisure-time choirs in particular, introducing new generations of performers and their audiences to ground-breaking work from a living composer.