Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne
Time & Location
07 Jul, 13:30
St Ann's Church, 18 Dawson St, Dublin 2, D02 YV57, Ireland
About the Event
St Ann’s is delighted to welcome the Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne to perform at St Ann's Church. This occasion marks a special historical relationship St Ann's has with Trinity College, Melbourne through G.W. Torrance, a former organist at St Ann's who received the first DMus awarded at Trinity College and whose memorial is found in the Chapel of Trinity College. The Choir of Trinity College is primarily involved in the singing of services in the College Chapel. Evensong is sung every Sunday during term time, with the exception of two Sundays a year, when the Choir sings a Choral Eucharist. The Choir has collaborated with various orchestras, instrumental ensembles and conductors, including performances of JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Jeremy Summerly in 2011, the St John Passion with Stephen Layton in 2012 and Handel’s Messiah in 2016. In 2018 the Choir performed the role of the semi-chorus in Edward Elgar’s ‘Dream of Gerontius’ with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis, and released the latest in a long line of CD recordings, a disc of Carols. The Choir has undertaken nine international tours, most recently to the USA and Canada at the start of 2020. Over the past ten years the Choir has also visited Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Baltic States, Russia, the UK, France and Spain. Trinity College is particularly interested in championing new music by Australian composers. Recent performances include works by Alice Chance, Richard Mills, Daniel Riley, Brett Dean, Lachlan McDonald, Joseph Twist, Calvin Bowman, Nigel Westlake and Brooke Shelley. In 2019 the Choir released a new recording including a Mass by Ross Edwards and new commissions from Alice Chance and Daniel Riley and gave the first performance of A New Commandment by Brooke Shelley. 2020 saw the release of Walking on Waves, a collection of Australian and American compositions and arrangements of folk songs and art songs. The Choir is comprised of students studying a wide range of subjects, many of whom are residents at Trinity College, but with others drawn from other Universities in Melbourne.