An afternoon with the classics

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Even if your knowledge of classical music is limited you will probably recognise the energetic, white-haired conductor Richard Gill.

A regular guest on the ABC’s comedy music show ‘Spicks and Specks’, Richard has earned plenty of accolades and much admiration from audiences.

This March the award winning conductor will be joining forces with the Sydney Chamber Choir for ‘Sacred & Profane’ at The Joan.

Featuring some of classical music’s most well known works, the concert will take audiences on a journey from the religious to the secular.

Opening the afternoon will be the sacred masterpiece ‘Messe de Notre Dame’ by French poet and composer Guillaume de Machaut.

‘Sacred & Profane’ will also feature German composer Carl Off’s work ‘Carmina Burana’.
The name may not immediately ring any bells, but listen to the first few seconds of ‘O Fortuna’ and you’ll recognise this as one of the most powerful and well known compositions of the 20th Century.

Sacred & Profane will be on at The Joan in Penrith on Sunday, March 13 at 3pm. Tickets are $50-$55. For more information or to purchase a ticket to the show visit www.thejoan.com.au or call 4723 7600.

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