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150 Psalms was, no doubt, one of the highlights of the 2020 Adelaide Festival.

Over four days, in four sacred spaces and one secular space, this ambitious project encompassed 12 concerts, all 150 psalms in musical settings by 150 different composers spanning 10 centuries of choral tradition and involved three of the world’s greatest choral ensembles: The Tallis Scholars from England; Netherlands Chamber Choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor), Norwegian Soloists' Choir (Det Norske Solistkor) and Australia’s finest vocal group, The Song Company.

Some of you kindly asked us to collect all the information about this programs in a unique portal to read, explore and ponder. In this hard time, when more than ever we feel the need of comfort from the arts, we couldn't of course leave this request unanswered.

Here you have access to the program booklets of each concert with texts and translations of each psalm, and, where possible, transcripts of the introductions by noted writers or contemporary thought-leaders.

Thanks to ABC Classic, we can also make available the recording of the last concert of the series, Celebration of Life, to listen and re-live and remember that, even in times of hardships, we should look for hope.

Enjoy.

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MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT

Download the 24-pages booklet with all the information about the project

#1 a mirror for today's society

Netherlands Chamber Choir

Download the program booklet - including the concert introduction by Rebecca Huntley

#2 trust

The Norwegian Soloists' Choir

Download the program booklet - including the concert introduction by Bernard Collaery

#4 justice

The Song Company

Download the program booklet - including the concert introduction by Professor Danielle Celermajer

#5 abandonment

The Norwegian Soloists' Choir

Download the program booklet - including the concert introduction by Kavita Puri

#6 gratitude

The Tallis Scholars

Download the program booklet - including the concert introduction by Robyn Archer

#8 suffering

Netherlands Chamber Choir

Download the program booklet - including the concert introduction by Tim Costello

#9 leadership

The Song Company

Download the program booklet - including the concert introduction by Francis Sullivan

#10 path of life

The Norwegian Soloists' Choir

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#11 POWER AND OPPRESSION

The Tallis Scholars

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 #12 Celebration of life

Netherlands Chamber Choir with the Norwegian Soloists' Choir, the Tallis Scholars and The Song Company

Download the program booklet - including the concert introduction by Kerry O'Brien

Listen to the live recording of this concert - courtesy of ABC Classic

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