The Song Company: Tremors of Earth - Newcastle

The second concert in their 2022 Underground series is a performance by The Song Company's new vocal ensemble - the Song Co Apprentices, led by Koen van Stade, performing the incredible ‘Earthquake’ Mass of Antoine Brumel, reading the music from the original choir book notation from the 1570s!

The final pages of the Brumel manuscript are lost to the ravages of time, so in their place it seems appropriate to sing a 12-part homage to Brumel’s Mass from the Missa Tempore Paschali by Nicolas Gombert. Reverberating in-between the movements of Brumel’s masterpiece are works by exciting contemporary Australian composers Alice Chance and Antony Pitts.

Antoine Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus (The ‘Earthquake’ Mass) a 12
Alice Chance: Aurora Eora
Antony Pitts: Tres Antiphonae Paschae
Alice Chance: Precious Colours
Nicolas Gombert: Missa Tempore Paschali / Agnus Dei a 12

The SongCo Apprentices with
Koen van Stade Principal Artist – Tenor
Antony Pitts Artistic Director – Director

  • Church Street, Newcastle, 2300
  • All tickets - $35 to $65