St Peter’s Chamber Choir

Directed by John Weretka

Sunday 5m July, 2009 2pm
Gisborne St, East Melbourne
Melways 2F Kl

Meet the Artists

THE CHOIR OF ST PETER’S EASTERN HILL has been an essential part of the worship of this parish for over a century, and has been led by some of the city’s most distinguished musicians. From the early years of the twentieth century, the choir took a leading role in the liturgical use of plainsong and, particularly from the 1970s, has been an important centre for the liturgical performance of works from the High Renaissance.

Danielle Price, Louisa Billeter, Susan Skillington, Rachel Ellyard, Brian Johnson, Toby Glaser, . Robert Clayton and David Woodgate, John Weretka

JOHN WERETKA is a co-Director of Music at St Peter’s Church and, during an association of almost fifteen years, has served for several periods as Director of Music. John has performed, either as a vocal soloist or as a player of the viola da gamba, with groups including e21, Gloriana, Ensemble Gombert, the Palestrina Project, and Schola Cantorum of Melbourne and in festivals including the Melbourne International Festival, the Autumn Music Festival, the Castlemaine State Festival and the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival. John is lecturing in Renaissance music at the University of Melbourne in 2009 and taught a residency course on the art and architecture of Rome at the British School in Rome in January this year.

Order of Program

Texts/Translations on separate sheets

Music from Catholic and Anglican England

William Byrd – Mass for four voices (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei)
Thomas Tallis Dum transisset Sabbatum If ye love me
Peter Phillips O crux, splendidior Surgens Jesus Christus resurgens


French Baroque Sacred Music
Henry Du Mont
Doleo super te Duo seraphim O nomen Jesu
Francois Couperin
O misterium ineffabile
Domine salvumfac regem
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Salve Regina HIS

Sacred Music in Lutheran Germany

Johann Sebastian Bach – Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229
Johann Ludwig Bach – Das ist meine Freude