Tom Henry

Composer


Australian Chamber Choir European tour 2017
Jun
30
to Jul 17

Australian Chamber Choir European tour 2017

By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept … As for our harps, we hanged them up upon the trees that are therein. For they that led us away captive required of us then a song, saying “Sing us one of the songs of Sion” … “How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?”

Many composers have set this heart-wrenching text, telling of the exile of a people from their homeland. JS Bach sets the poem as a solemn hymn, Palestrina as a multi-voiced motet.

The text is no less potent in the 21st century than it was in 500 BCE. The Australian Chamber Choir has commissioned Australian composer, Tom Henry to write a new work on this theme, called Uncertain Journeys.

3-week European Tour, with performances in Rome, Florence, Verona, Villack, Vienna, Austria, Innsbruck, Lindau, Tubbingen, Leipzig.
 

 

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By the waters of Babylon - Australian Chamber Choir
Jun
17
3:00 PM15:00

By the waters of Babylon - Australian Chamber Choir

By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept … As for our harps, we hanged them up upon the trees that are therein. For they that led us away captive required of us then a song, saying “Sing us one of the songs of Sion” … “How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?”

Many composers have set this heart-wrenching text, telling of the exile of a people from their homeland. JS Bach sets the poem as a solemn hymn, Palestrina as a multi-voiced motet.

The text is no less potent in the 21st century than it was in 500 BCE. The Australian Chamber Choir has commissioned Australian composer, Tom Henry to write a new work on this theme, called Uncertain Journeys.

Other performances:

PRESTON          15 JUNE
MIDDLE PARK   18 JUNE
MACEDON         19 AUGUST
GEELONG          20 AUGUST
BOWRAL           26 AUGUST
SYDNEY             27 AUGUST

 

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Catchy Music - Chris Nankervis in recital
Nov
6
4:00 PM16:00

Catchy Music - Chris Nankervis in recital

Catchy Music is a feast of remarkable Australian music from the last ten years.

Pianist Chris Nankervis is joined by clarinettist Tom D’Ath and violinist Nathan Juriansz for Harry Sdraulig’s captivating Evocations, and by drummer Victor Brincat for Michael Kieran Harvey’s hilarious Homage to Liszt. Featuring powerful works by Helen Gifford and Tom Henry (Piano Sonata), and a premiere of Luke Hutton’s new work Incongruence, this recital is not to be missed.

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Shelley on the Water by Tom Henry, performed by the Huon Quartet, Revolution II
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Shelley on the Water by Tom Henry, performed by the Huon Quartet, Revolution II

Perotin - Viderunt Omnes (arr. Huon Quartet)
Shostakovich - String Quartet No.7
Tom Henry - Shelley on the Water (new commission)
Ravel - String Quartet


This programme has its origins in Gothic France/Notre Dame of the 11th century and begins with our arrangement of Perotin’s transcendent Viderunt Omnes. The next work, by the ever sinister and haunted Shostakovich, was written in memory of his first wife. It is an extraordinarily complex yet concisely composed quartet; full of familiar Shostakovich motifs, beautiful yet uncomfortable melodies and virtuosic, almost unplayable passages! Yes…almost. The next work on the programme has special significance. It was commissioned by us, and well, it felt like Christmas when we received it! Inspired by the revolutionary English Romantic poet, Percy Shelley this work by Melbourne Composer Tom Henry, is evocative, dramatic, complex, clever but most of all…. simply beautiful. Back to France for Ravel’s highly evocative and sensual quartet in F. Critics at the time described it as “vague, incoherent with weird harmonic eccentricities”. That’s why we love it!

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Shelley on the Water by Tom Henry, performed by the Huon Quartet - Revolution II
May
27
6:00 PM18:00

Shelley on the Water by Tom Henry, performed by the Huon Quartet - Revolution II

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Perotin - Viderunt Omnes (arr. Huon Quartet)
Shostakovich - String Quartet No.7
Tom Henry - Shelley on the Water (new commission)
Ravel - String Quartet


This programme has its origins in Gothic France/Notre Dame of the 11th century and begins with our arrangement of Perotin’s transcendent Viderunt Omnes. The next work, by the ever sinister and haunted Shostakovich, was written in memory of his first wife. It is an extraordinarily complex yet concisely composed quartet; full of familiar Shostakovich motifs, beautiful yet uncomfortable melodies and virtuosic, almost unplayable passages! Yes…almost. The next work on the programme has special significance. It was commissioned by us, and well, it felt like Christmas when we received it! Inspired by the revolutionary English Romantic poet, Percy Shelley this work by Melbourne Composer Tom Henry, is evocative, dramatic, complex, clever but most of all…. simply beautiful. Back to France for Ravel’s highly evocative and sensual quartet in F. Critics at the time described it as “vague, incoherent with weird harmonic eccentricities”. That’s why we love it!

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Jun
14
3:00 PM15:00

Kakadu Man

Kakadu Man - June/July 2015

Choral work performed by the Australian Chamber Choir
 

Sunday, June 14th 2015

Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $45/$40/$30. Address:Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 210 Richardson St, Middle Park  Melbourne, Australia
 

EUROPEAN TOUR
See The Australian Chamber Choir website for International Tour dates in Germany, Denmark and Switzerland in late June to July 2015 (18 performances).

Download notes on Kakadu Man by the composer (PDF) here

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Jun
13
3:00 PM15:00

Kakadu Man

Kakadu Man - June/July 2015

Choral work performed by the Australian Chamber Choir

Saturday, June 13th 2015

Time: 3:00pm. Address: Church of the Resurrection, Corner of Mt Macedon Rd & Honour Ave  Macedon, Australia
 

Sunday, June 14th 2015

Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $45/$40/$30. Address:Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 210 Richardson St, Middle Park  Melbourne, Australia
 

EUROPEAN TOUR
See The Australian Chamber Choir website for International Tour dates in Germany, Denmark and Switzerland in late June to July 2015 (18 performances).

Download notes on Kakadu Man by the composer (PDF) here

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