Glenn Amer and Melvyn Morrow present Sacred Sullivan at St. Peter’s Anglican church, 29 Waters Road, Cremorne, New South Wales 2090 on 15 September at 2pm. Tickets $A25/20 (cash only).
There’s a lot more to Sir Arthur Sullivan than W. S. Gilbert – in fact, a heaven of a lot more. In the second half of the 19th century, Sullivan was a prolific composer of popular hymns such as ‘Lead kindly light’, ‘It came upon the midnight clear’, ‘Alleluia alleluia, hearts to heaven and voices raise’, ‘Angel voices ever singing’ and, of course, ‘Onward Christian soldiers’.
But there are so many other musical treasures to be enjoyed: compositions which, in their day, caused normally staid Victorian audiences of thousands to applaud and cheer. Sacred Sullivan brings you gems from Sullivan’s cantatas and oratorios such as The Light of the World, The Prodigal Son, On Shore and Sea, his Te Deum and The Golden Legend.