GERHARD RICHTER: PERFORMANCE INTERVENTIONS – DREI HIRTENKINDER AUS FÁTIMA (ARVO PÄRT)
2.00PM Sun 4 Feb 2018
GOMA | Gallery 1.1 The Fairfax Gallery | Ticketed
Over the course of the exhibition, witness intermittent performances of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt's Drei Hirtenkinder aus Fátima performed by the Canticum Chamber Choir in the surrounds of the exhibition.
Inspired by his visit to Fátima, scene of a famous Marian Apparition in 1917, Arvo Pärt wrote a small choral piece based on a passage from Psalm 8.3: "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise". The choral piece is dedicated to Gerhard Richter.
Canticum Chamber Choir was founded in 1995 by Emily Cox to explore a wide-ranging repertoire of choral music from the Renaissance to the present day. World, Australian and Queensland premieres are hallmarks of Canticum's repertoire. The ensemble presents its own concerts and regularly collaborates with professional arts companies such as The Queensland Ballet, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane Festival, Queensland Music Festival and, most recently, the highly acclaimed festival, Brisbane Baroque.