I remember my mother waking me and tugging me up off the floor to stand with 5600 other people at the Sydney Opera House. Bedtime had come and gone, but I shuffled to my feet. Wow! The sound of the choir and the orchestra struck me. “Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth!” Messiah composer George Frideric Handel said of writing the “Hallelujah” chorus, “I did think I did see all heaven before me, and the great God himself.” But not everyone agreed. What happened after controversial and wealthy theologian Charles Jennens commissioned the story of Jesus in the new oratorio style?
The Sydney launch of a new album of original songs written for and performed by The Promise.
A Gaither Homecoming-style concert celebrating the history of gospel music. Featuring: Paul Woodward and the Gospel Big Band, The Promise and Avondale Jazz Ensemble.
Why The Promise artistic director feels new album is vocal ensemble’s best.
An Avondale Conservatorium performance of Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore.
The Lake Macquarie launch of a new album of songs commissioned by, composed for, dedicated to and premiered by The Promise.