Sunday 30th August at 5pm (AEST)

From the peaceful serenity of the pond upon which Gibbons’ Silver Swan glides to the playful splash of Afro-American rhythms as the children Wade, this program celebrates water. Sing along with an ensemble from the Australian Chamber Choir in the 18th century canon made popular by Don McLean: By the Waters of Babylon.


The Australian Chamber Choir’s
A C C 8, directed by Douglas Lawrence


Georg Frideric Handel –  Air from Water Music (arr.Anderson)

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Sicut cervus
– As the hart longeth for the waterbrook, so longeth my heart after thee

Jonathan Wallis – Ave Maris Stella

Thomas Campion –  Never weather beaten sail

Orlando Gibbons – The silver swan

Orlando di Lasso – La nuit froide et sombre

Traditional – I saw three ships (arr.JS Doppelbauer)

Three settings of By the waters of Babylon
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Super Flumina Babylonis
Johann Sebastian Bach – An Wasserflüssen Babylon (BWV 267)
Philip Hayes Canon – By the waters of Babylon*
*Join us to sing this simple 18th century canon, made popular by Don McLean
Sheet music and a recording can be found at

Three African American Spirituals
Down in the river to pray
Deep river
Wade in the water children

Hugh Charles and Ross ParkerWe’ll meet again (arr.Anderson)


Sunday 30th August at 5pm (AEST)

60 minutes