The Seasons - Joseph Haydn
The oratorio is a 19th century metaphor for spiritual renewal – it tells the story of the seasons through our industrious work rewarded by God’s bounteous gifts. Haydn paints pictures of sunrise and scorched earth in summer, and rewards us with a drinking song in Autumn. In winter we are still hard at work knitting and weaving before we face our reckoning in the final chorus and then the glorious morn, an awakening to new life.
Led by musical director Rowen Fox, Phoenix Choir will perform the oratorio in an arrangement by Alexander von Zemlinsky for four handed piano. An associate of Schoenberg and a fine composer in his own right, Zemlinsky captures both the complexity and the drama of the orchestration with two expert pianists, Janette Norcott and Margo Adelson at the grand piano, a wonderful counterpoint to choir and soloists. We are joined by soloists Julie Paik, David Hamilton and Lewis Barber who are all well known to Blue Mountains audiences.
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Stay 5 nights Sunday to Thursday $925 for 2 adults + $35 linen fee.$30 per additional adult, $20 per child, per night.
Enjoy the colours of autumn in the Blue Mountains, staying in your own cosy cottage at Matildas of Leura