The National Boys Choir of Australia presents its Mid-Year Concert at Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University, Clayton Campus.
Performed by a 100 voice choir, this concert’s repertoire will include Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art with orchestra and Britten’s Three Two Part Songs.
The feature work will be the children’s opera All the King’s Men by English composer Richard Rodney Bennett (accompanied by orchestra). All the King’s Men is set in England in 1643, with King Charles attempting to take the city of Gloucester during the Civil War. The townsfolk of Gloucester manage to foil attempts to take the city. It is from this historical event that the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty possibly arose, with the original ‘Humpty’ being a large war machine that rolled into the river and broke after failing to take hold as a temporary bridge. Humpty Dumpty’s story evolved over time from a river disaster to a wall disaster, but all the king’s horses and men remained as part of the legend.
Don’t miss this concert event with the National Boys Choir of Australia.
Phone bookings and enquiries: 03 9905 1111
Online bookings: www.monash.edu/mapa
Box office: Robert Blackwood Hall, 49 Scenic Boulevard, Monash University, Clayton 3800 and hours 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
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