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‘Traveling with Dante’: a concert in Sydney
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‘Traveling with Dante’: a concert in Sydney

In the iconic Queen Victoria Building, a concert of music and Gregorian chants reinterprets Dante's journey.
Mauro Colombis

To celebrate the conclusion of the celebrations organized around the world on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, the Italian Cultural Institute of Sydney and the Queen Victoria Building present ‘In Viaggio con Dante’, a highly original musical journey through the “Divine Comedy.

The concert will reinterpret the main stages of Dante’s journey. The reading of some verses of the poem will be accompanied by music and Gregorian chants. The music, for piano and strings, will be performed by the Italian pianist Mauro Colombis and the emerging ensemble the Cousin Quartet, composed by Beatrice Colombis (violin), Dylan Colombis (violin), Hanna Wallace (viola) and Jamie Wallace (cello). The Choir of Christ Church St Laurence, one of the oldest choral groups in Australia, founded shortly after the consecration of the church in 1845, will perform the songs. Finally, the narrating voice will be that of Grant Lyndon, actor, presenter, musician and writer.

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