Celebrating the wealth of Australian music commissioned and performed by The Song Company over its illustrious 40-year history.

14 June - 5 July
Newcastle, Wollongong, Canberra, Hobart

Drawing inspiration from the iconic masterpiece by Peter Sculthorpe, "The Stars Turn" captures the essence of The Song Company's vibrant history, showcasing our rich tapestry of collaborations with some of the brightest stars of Australian music. From the mesmerising Elena Kats-Chernin to the intricate textures of Nigel Butterly and Katy Abbott, this program is a snapshot of The Song Company's musical milestones.

"The Stars Turn" also casts its gaze toward the future, with the next generation of composers whose talents light up the musical sky. Experience the innovative soundscapes of Alice Chance, Sonya Holowell and Chris Williams, and the debut of a mesmerising new work by Angus Davison.

Don't miss this extraordinary celebration of Australian musical creativity, past, present and future. Secure your tickets now and be part of this luminous constellation of sound.


Friday 14 June, 6pm - Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
Saturday 15 June, 3pm - St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Wollongong
Sunday 30 June, 3pm - Wesley Music Centre, Canberra
Thursday 4 July, 8pm - Ian Potter Recital Hall , Hobart

Susannah Lawergren & Amy Moore, Sopranos    
Jessica O'Donoghue, Mezzo-Soprano   
Timothy Reynolds, Tenor 
Hayden Barrington, Baritone
Andrew O'Connor, Bass-Baritone

Peter Sculthorpe, arr. David Matthews – The Stars Turn (1970)
Martin Wesley-Smith – Who Stopped the Rain? (1990)
Stuart Greenbaum – A Cicada in the Blackbird's Beak, from Upon the Dark Water (1991)
Raffaele Marcellino – Memory, from Fish Tale (1995)
Elena Kats-Chernin – Mater (2000)
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen – Bats' Ultrasound, from Four Madrigals from the Natural World (2001)
Andrew Ford  – At Night on the Beach; Sleep; Hear the Bird of Day, from Australian Aphorisms (2012/13)
Katy Abbot – Flying (2015)
Alice Chance – Untitled (2019)
Ross Edwards – O Magnum Mysterium, from Vespers for Mother Earth (2020)
Sonya Holowell – Playground (2022)
Angus Davison – Lime Song (2024)

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This year is all about celebrating Australia's vocal music

The Song Company 2024 Season will take you through three exciting and very different programs – Superbloom, The Stars Turn and Fire Songs & Madrigals.

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