The Sacred Veil:
Eric Whitacre Conducts

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts

$20 - $69

Past Event

Life, love, loss and the search for solace. The Australian premiere of Eric Whitacre's major new choral work: The Sacred Veil.

Join us for the Australian premiere of Eric Whitacre’s new work, The Sacred Veil. The Grammy-winning composer is conducting two performances of this moving piece, which premiered at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 2019. The 12-movement work, written with poet and long-time collaborator, Charles Anthony Silvestri, tells a true story of courtship, love and grief.

In his only Melbourne appearance, Whitacre is joined by the Choir of Trinity College and Polyphonic Voices, along with cellist, Rosanne Hunt and pianist, Rhodri Clarke

Program
Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre: Sainte-Chapelle
Eric Whitacre: The Sacred Veil

The Sacred Veil was co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Monash University.
Image: Marc Royce.
  • Dates & Times:
    • Wednesday 7 September 2022, 7:30pm

    • Thursday 8 September 2022, 7:30pm

  • Ticket Pricing

    Premium A Reserve
    Standard $69 $59
    Concession $45
    Group 8+ $39
    Monash Staff $29
    Monash Alumni $29
    Monash Student $20
    Premium
    Standard $69
    Concession
    Group 8+
    Monash Staff
    Monash Alumni
    Monash Student
    A Reserve
    Standard $59
    Concession $45
    Group 8+ $39
    Monash Staff $29
    Monash Alumni $29
    Monash Student $20
  • Performance Information

    • Duration: Approximately 75 minutes with no interval. Lock-out applies for this performance.

    • Venue: Alexander Theatre

    • Age suitability: Recommended 16+

    • Things to note: The performance explores death, grief and loss. Surtitles will be available for the work The Sacred Veil.
      At the commencement of the piece The Sacred Veil no latecomers will be admitted. Please arrive on time.

  • Venue Details

    Alexander Theatre:
    The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
    48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

    Accessibility Information
Reviews

‘The Sacred Veil isn't for the faint of heart. The nearly hour-long score opens up a psychological and emotional space where love and loss become intimate companions.’
Rick Shultz, Los Angeles Times