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Tallis - Spem in alium 

Striggio - Ecce beatam lucem

with hints of Byrd & Tomkins

After the success of our first event in 2017 (Duruflé's Requiem), Bel a cappella is thrilled to announce our second ‘Come and Sing’ event.

Applications are now closed.

We are incredibly excited about giving singers the opportunity to be part of Thomas Tallis' epic surround-sound composition Spem in alium as well as one of Alessandro Striggio's most impressive works, and one of the most impressive achievements in Renaissance polphony, his motet Ecce beatam lucem for 40 independent voices.

The event will consist of a morning rehearsal and a public performance in the stunning acoustics of the Queen Victoria Building, under the dome. Friends and supporters of Bel can come and listen as this will be open to the public.

The cost of participation is $25 - this covers rehearsal space fees and administration for the event.

 QVB dome by Jan Stead JEMproductions

QVB dome by Jan Stead JEMproductions

Parts will be allocated on experience and prior knowledge of the music would be beneficial.

Date: Saturday 15th September 10am - 2:30pm


William Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis
Thomas Tallis: Spem in alium
Thomas Tomkins: O God, the proud are risen against me
Alessandro Striggio: Ecce beatam lucem

Rehearsal Venue: TBC

Performance Venue: Under the Dome - Queen Victoria Building

Rehearsal Schedule for the day

10:00am Arrival & Registration
10:30am - 1:30pm - Rehearsal
1:30pm Head to QVB

2:00pm Performance under the dome

Please note that, due to space restrictions, there is a limit on numbers so we may not be able to accept all applications to sing.  

You will receive an acknowledgement with instructions as to how to pay once the closing date has been reached and choir parts allocated.

Music will be assigned and emailed to your nominated email address for you to print and start to learn at home/work/on the bus!

We will use your details only in respect of the Bel a cappella. We will not use them for any other purpose or pass them to a third party without your consent.