Eternal Voices


7pm, 14 June 2018, City Recital Hall

The exceptional voices of Sydney’s Resident Children’s Choir undertake an ambitious program of timeless music by composers including Hildegard of Bingen, Elena Kats-Chernin and Paul Stanhope.Two substantial works make up the second half of the program: Five Days that Changed the World by Bob Chilcott and the world première of Moments that Shaped Australia by Dan Walker.
Five Days that Changed the World was written as the culminating work in the 2013 Worcester International Festival. With texts by Charles Bennett, the five movements detail events in history that had a global unifying effect on the world:

  1. The Invention of Printing
  2. The Abolition of Slavery
  3. The First Powered Flight
  4. The Discovery of Penicillin
  5. The First Man in Space

“Five Days is an emotionally stirring piece that demonstrates the composer’s ingenuity in choral writing and accompaniment . . . Even though the movements are to be performed together, each one would be just as stunning alone.” – Alan Denney, Choral Journal (US), Sept 2016Gondwana Choirs’ Artistic Director Lyn Williams commissioned Australian composer Dan Walker to write a multi-movement work especially for this program as a counterpart to Five Days. Its themes were chosen by the choristers of the Sydney Children’s Choir and include white settlement of Australia, native title, women’s suffrage, the Port Arthur Massacre and the invention of Wi-Fi.Approximately 120 minutes including interval.


Standard $65

Concession $55

Under 30s – $40

City Recital Hall Member $55

Group (4+) $50

DATE 14 Jun 2018

TIME 7:00pm

LOCATION City Recital Hall