A CONCERT comprising Australian orchestral music will be a highlight of this weekend’s Promenade of Sacred Music.
Held across Southern Grampians Shire, the annual festival sees classical, choral and spiritual music performed in the historic churches and other unique venues in Hamilton and surrounds.
Among the concerts will be a performance by the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night at Hamilton’s Lutheran Church.
The program has a strong local component as it includes The Day Is Ended, a 40-minute cantata composed by Warrnambool’s Ken Stott, plus Silence Follows by 16-year-old Hamilton musician Patrick McGregor Rhodes, and compositions by Port Fairy’s Laura Thompson and Hamilton’s Dylan Edge.
The concert will also feature a pieces by Horsham composer Nick Shirrefs, Adelaide’s Michael Lofting, and Beachport’s Chris Waite.
The Promenade of Sacred Music also features The Little Brass Band, Sons Of Korah, the Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra, Trax Big Band and more.
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