In 2014 the RMP have been invited to appear at the prestigious Festival of Voices in Hobart, Tasmania.
There they will rehearse and perform Mozart’s Requiem with members of many of Tasmania’s leading choirs, and will be accompanied by the Hobart Chamber Orchestra. The Requiem will be conducted by David Lawrence, currently the Director of Choir at the London Symphony Orchestra.
The first half of the concert will feature a recital of glorious choral works performed by the RMP Choir conducted by Andrew Wailes, including Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region, Morten Lauridson’s O Nata Lux de Lumine, Stanford’s Beati Quorum Via, and Philip Stopford’s Ave Regina Ceolorum.
Other works to be performed include Brahms Abendlied, Rheinberger’s Abenlied and Gardiner’s Evening Hymn.
Choral Workshops and Rehearsals
Choral Recital and Mozart Requiem
Festival of Voices Finale Concert
Hobart Chamber Orchestra
Former conductors include Myer Fredman, Jean-Louis Forestier, the late Christopher Martin, Phillip Taylor, and Joseph Ortuso. The orchestra regularly performs under the direction of local conductors Gary Wain, Greg Stephens and virtuoso violinist, Peter Tanfield. Repertoire is drawn from the core classical string and symphonic orchestral canon, music of Australian and Hobart-based composers, less known contemporary orchestral music, and choral works.
The Orchestra has premiered works in Australia and regularly features outstanding soloists. Highlights in the last few years have included presentation of the Brandenburg Concerti of J S Bach, Carl Rutti’s Requiem with the Loose Canon Chamber Singers, a ‘Sounds Tasmanian’ concert and Bach’s St Matthew Passion under the direction of Peter Tanfield. The Orchestra generally presents four or five concerts per year at various Hobart venues.