Madrigal Mystery Tour • Sunday 1 September, 2019 at 2:30pm
Barr Smith Library Reading Room, University of Adelaide

Lumina Vocal Ensemble and the Friends of Barr Smith Library present a Benefit for the Barr Smith Library - Proceeds to the Barr Smith Library Annual Appeal
Madrigals are like libraries–something for every mood. From Renaissance Italy, France and England these part songs explore the full gamut of emotion—the peaks and troughs of happiness, delight and pleasure, grief, sadness and melancholy, inspiration, passion and humour.  

The Barr Smith Reading Room is one of our very favourite places to sing and it is with great pleasure that we will sing some of these much-loved part songs as a benefit for this wonderful library. Join us for a delightful afternoon of music, wine and nibbles as we evoke the passing seasons and feel the emotions of a world that is both distant and familiar in this glorious acoustic.  Madrigals from Morley, Gibbons, Dowland, Monteverdi, Josquin and more


Full $35, Concession $25 includes glass of wine • raffle prize tickets $5

Book at the Friends of the Barr Smith Library or pay at the door


Three concerts • Three Venues • Twenty Singers • Twenty Years

Singing together for 20 years has meant sharing hundreds of magical pieces of music—often treasures we’ve unearthed ourselves, both old and new. To celebrate, we’ve taken up the challenge of choosing favourites—Bach, Purcell, Rachmaninov, William Barton; Pearsall’s Lay a garland; music for the screen - The Hobbit, Avatar and Home Fires; Reflections through the Looking Glass and Common Perception of Demons by our own Rachel Sag and Saam Thorne. Plus perennial Lumina favourite, The Lover's Ghost.

Sunday 6 October at 3pm, St Aloysius’ Church Sevenhill BOOKINGS

Sunday 13 October at 3pm, in the Barr Smith Library Reading Room, Eastern Door, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide BOOKINGS

Sunday 20 October 3pm, at St John’s Halifax St, Adelaide BOOKINGS


Duration 90 mins inc interval


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Sumer is icumen in: Anon

Lay a Garland: Pearsall

Puis qu'en oubli: Machaut

Three Ravens: Rachel Sag

The Lover's Ghost: Ralph Vaughan Williams







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