Nov 28th 2010: The Magi

Choir of Newman College Concert Series: Concert No. 3
The Magi takes its inspiration from the three Wise Men and the distant countries from which they travelled - the Middle East, Africa and the Far East. The concert juxtaposes Western Renaissance motets and chant with pilgrimage songs and music from the lands traditionally associated with the three Wise Men – the Middle East, the Far East and Africa. In this collaboration of Western and world music styles, the Choir of Newman College is accompanied by instruments as diverse as the shakuhachi, the Middle-Eastern oud and darbuka, and African percussion.
The Newman College choir conducted by Gary Ekkel, with guest artists: Philip Gunter (oud); Matt Stonehouse (Middle-Eastern percussion); Hailleluel Gebre-Selasse (African chant and percussion); and Anne Norman (shakuhachi)
Newman College Chapel, Parkville, VIC