The world première performances of a new choral arrangement of Gavin Bryars’s epochal minimalist work inspired by and based on the recording of a homeless human, Jesus’ blood never failed me yet, presented alongside an extended modern version of the extraordinary 13-part canon, Jesus autem transiens, from the early Renaissance Eton Choirbook. The Song Company undertakes this moving program in collaboration with accomplished vocal ensembles from across the country, and The SongCo Chorale.


Originally scheduled for our touring season for eight voices from The Song Company and collaborations with ensembles around the country, Burden of Truth comprises the world première recording of a brand-new 32-voice arrangement of Gavin Bryars’s iconic minimalist epic, Jesus’ blood never failed me yet, and our Artistic Director Antony Pitts’s 25-voice reworking of the extraordinary and visionary 13-part canon in the Eton Choirbook, Jesus autem transiens. The Song Company has expanded the project to include 34 professional singers featuring all of our Principal, Associate, Ensemble, as well as Emeriti Artists, and one or two special Guests, each taking part by recording individual parts remotely. The resulting album is destined to be one of the most exciting releases ever undertaken by The Song Company.

Sopranos Amy Moore | Anna Fraser | Anna Sandström | Bonnie de la Hunty | Chloe Lankshear | Josie Ryan | Roberta Diamond | Susannah Lawergren
Altos Alexandria Siegers | Carmel de Jager | Hannah Fraser | Janine Harris | Jessica O’Donoghue | Max Riebl | Oscar Smith | Pip Dracakis | Steph Dillon
Tenors Christopher Watson | Dan Walker | Elias Wilson | Ethan Taylor | Koen van Stade | Owen Elsley | Richard Butler | Robert Macfarlane
Basses Andrew O’Connor | David Hidden | Edward Elias | Hayden Barrington | Lincoln Law | Lucien Fischer | Mark Donnelly | Nathan Lay | Thomas Flint
Director Antony Pitts

With vocal ensembles from around Australia including the University Of Western Australia Conservatorium Of Music, Sydney's Conservatorium High School and Canberra's The Oriana Chorale.


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