About us


Established in 1984, The Song Company belongs to a land whose first peoples have always used songlines and vocal music to pass knowledge and culture from one generation to another. We acknowledge and respect those traditions and are honoured to work together with Indigenous creative artists as part of our artistic mission.


As Australias national vocal ensemble, The Song Company demonstrates international excellence and brings together the countrys elite voices in innovative performances, artist development, and educational outreach.  Led by internationally-renowned composer and conductor Antony Pitts as Artistic Director, The Song Company is at the forefront of historically informed early music performance, contemporary vocal art music, and cross-artform collaborations.  The Song Company is unique in its stylistic diversity, presenting repertoire spanning the 9th century to new commissions in small- and large-scale ensemble and solo performances across multiple genres. 

The Song Company comprises eight Principal ArtistsGuest Artists from across the country, a wider collective of Associate Artists, the SongCo Apprentices, and a consort of emerging Ensemble Artists mentored by Associate Artistic Director Francis Greep.  Together, we are reshaping the professional vocal landscape in Australia for today and the next generation.

ENSEMBLE
PRINCIPAL ARTISTS
Amy Moore Soprano
Chloe Lankshear Soprano
Roberta Diamond Soprano
Jessica O'Donoghue Mezzo-soprano
Stephanie Dillon Mezzo-soprano
Dan Walker Tenor
Koen van Stade Tenor
Thomas Flint Bass

2021 ENSEMBLE ARTISTS
Janine Harris Mezzo-soprano
Ethan Taylor Tenor
Hayden Barrington Baritone

2022 ENSEMBLE ARTISTS
Elias Wilson Tenor

THE SONGCO APPRENTICES
Nicola Chau | Lily Harper | Adele Kozak | Elise Morton Sopranos
Cassandra Doyle | Stephanie Macindoe | Emma Warburton Altos
Alexander Caldwell | Alexander Gorbatov | David Lee | William Varga Tenors
Lincoln Law | Brendan McRae | Jesse van Proctor Basses

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Francis Greep

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Antony Pitts

Critics have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic: "Celestial sounds... expert and enlightening" ... "the country’s pre-eminent choir and a cappella ensemble" ... "it is an education and a pleasure to watch the ensemble with their use of gestures in communication, their craft and methodology, weaving a synchronised and crystalline sound that is fluid in line, graceful in phrasing and precise in articulation." ... "One felt that the full glory of choral singing was being revealed..."

STAFF
Eva Frey, Marketing & Development Manager
Sarah Elise Thompson, Production Manager
Jane Diamond, Bookkeeper

BOARD
Jack Percy, Chair
Louise Guy
Elizabeth Grey
Paul Stanhope
Antony Pitts

2021 ANNUAL REPORT


photocredit: Christopher Hayles, City Recital Hall, Sydney, February 2022