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Sunday 11 December 2022
Mortlock Chamber
Free, bookings essential

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For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the State Library of South Australia:

Join us for a free concert of beautiful Christmas music, including Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, written for treble voices and harp. This is one of the composer’s most beloved and widely-performed works. Largely based on medieval carols, it is a beautiful and dynamic showcase both for choirs and the harp, demonstrating the full range of the instrument. Join six of Adelaide’s finest singers and Cianah Harris, an accomplished harpist, for this wonderfully intimate performance of Britten’s work in the stunning, world-famous Mortlock Chamber.

The performance will also feature Britten’s arrangement of Corpus Christi Carol and a beautiful setting of the haunting Coventry Carol by Michael McGlynn. A highlight of the concert will be South Australian composer Jodie O’Regan’s piece, Daughters of Rachel, revoiced for upper voices.

Sopranos: Megan Fishers, Amelia Holds
Mezzos: Lily Coats, Georgie Simmons

Altos: Genevieve Spalding, Riana Chakravarti

Harp: Cianah Harris

A Ceremony of Carols

How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

The Mortlock Chamber may close for private events, check our opening hours for any closure times.

When it is open you can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays.  The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4pm.

A Ceremony of Carols

Christmas at the Mortlock

Christmas at the Mortlock

Come along and celebrate Christmas at the State Library by visiting our Mortlock Chamber.

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