Concerts & Events

The Spirited Life

Presented by Six Degrees Ensemble and Melbourne Recital Centre

Thursday 4th March 2021


Melbourne Recital Centre – Southbank

A concert highlighting the ancient sonic backstory of belief in all its forms. Composers Olivier Messiaen, John Cage and Anne Norman have all been fascinated by the power of music to express spirituality. Take a journey through deep and inspired works, by these artists and more, exploring how music through the ages has sought to convey worship and divine belief in all its forms. 

Aus den visionen der Hildegard – Sophia Gubaidulina – Soprano

Wherever they go – Anne Norman – Shakuhaci & voice

Sonnekus 2 – John Cage – Voice

Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus – Olivier Messiaen – Cello & piano

Hymn 1 – Alfred Schnittke – Cello & timpani & guitar

The memory of the glance of God – Eve Duncan – Trombone & percussion

O divina virgo flore – Gavin Bryars – All instruments