2014 Season > October 2014 > Belshazzar's Feast

Belshazzar's Feast

8 - 9 October 2014

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Belshazzar's Feast

Borodin Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
Hindson It is better to be feared than loved (world premiere)
Walton Belshazzar’s Feast

‘Savage splendour’ they called it at the premiere: exotic colours, irresistible rhythms, and the full majesty of choir, massive orchestra and brass bands make Belshazzar’s Feast one of the most thrilling pieces of music ever written. With Borodin’s spectacular Polovtsian Dances and an exciting new work by Australian composer Matthew Hindson, this concert is a true banquet for the senses.

Make a Joyful Noise - Social Media Campaign

Belshazzar's Feast will be an extraordinary spectacle and is an incredibly vivid and colourful work. There is a prominent section of the piece that uses the phrase 'Make a Joyful Noise' and one of the turning points in the story is when writing appears on wall during a feast.

We have used both these ideas and devised a creative way for you and your friends and family to go in the running to win a double pass to see Carols at the House on 9 December, receive an invitation to an exclusive post-concert function and a bottle of wine from our sponsor Dindima Wines.

All you need to do it to print off the image of a wall attached here, write a phrase on it (like Make a Joyful Noise) and take a photo of yourself holding the placard. Post this to your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts and make sure you tag Sydney Philharmonia as well! We will post the photo on our social media, and the photo with the most 'likes' will win the competition!

It is better to be feared than loved has been commissioned by the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs with funding from the members of the Festival Chorus. The individuals who contributed to the project are listed below.

Wednesday 8 October, 8.00pm
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House 

Thursday 9 October, 8.00pm
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Conductor: Brett Weymark
Baritone: Peter Coleman-Wright
Sydney Philharmonia Choir & Festival Chorus

Sydney Youth Orchestra

Tickets: $50-$100


   Festival Chorus Commissioning Group

Make a Joyful Noise

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