25'52" documentary & multicamera broadcast.
Transmissions: 4 May 2002, 28 Sep 2003, 18 Jan 2004, 1 Apr 2007, 11:00am Sunday 10 May 2009.
Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms were written in the middle of the '60s. Blending his trademark street rhythms with a setting of Hebrew psalms from the Old Testament, Bernstein's decidedly ecumenical "Chichester Psalms" are performed here by the combined choirs of Sydney Grammar and Ascham Schools, Sydney, with the SBS Radio and Television Youth Orchestra and treble Antony Freeman. Christopher Shepard conducts and also takes us on a short tour of Bernstein's secular and religious influences.
Recorded: for the 20th Anniversary of SBS TV and 25th Anniversary of SBS Radio at the Sydney Town Hall.