MAINSTAGE: Buxtehude’s monumental meditation on suffering and the human body set with contemporary Indigenous dance, and a major new Australian work from Chris Williams. The Song Company and choreographer-dancer Thomas E.S. Kelly – from contemporary Indigenous dance company Karul Projects – reunite in a pageant of light and movement to Membra Jesu Nostri by Dieterich Buxtehude and I pray the sea by Australian composer Chris Williams, commissioned with funding from the Silo Collective and setting words from No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani. Williams’s flotilla of seven short fragments and one extended final movement is interspersed with Buxtehude’s intimate 17th-century cycle of seven cantatas on the physical and spiritual aspects of the Crucifixion. Co-curated/directed by Robert Macfarlane, with choreography and dance by Thomas E.S. Kelly, against the background of an ongoing refugee crisis at home and abroad.
IN CAMERA: A signature song from each of our Principal and Ensemble Artists, recorded during a time of plague and pestilence. LISTEN ONLINE (BRONZE/SILVER/GOLD MEMBERS)
CLOSE-UP: Two wonderful song cycles from both ends of art-song history sung by Ethan Taylor & Hayden Barrington VIEW LOCATIONS & TICKETS
BOOK OF TRAVELERS
MAINSTAGE & IN CAMERA: Transience and homelessness in the world première of a new 32-part setting of Gavin Bryars' classic Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet and a remake of a legendary canon from the Eton Choirbook.
BURDEN OF TRUTH
CLOSE-UP: Amy Moore in Messiaen’s grandest song cycle of love and death. Olivier Messiaen: Harawi
CHANT D'AMOUR ET DE MORT
MAINSTAGE: A dramatic presentation of the earliest surviving music drama by 12th-century Abbess, visionary, and natural philosopher, Hildegard of Bingen. VIEW LOCATIONS & TICKETS
CIRCLE OF VIRTUE
CLOSE-UP: Koen van Stade – Dichterliebe as Schumann might have imagined it 26 June, 6:30pm
CLOSE-UP: Roberta Diamond & Hannah Lane in voyages in music from the Iberian Peninsula WATCH DIGITAL CONCERT (ON-DEMAND FOR SILVER & GOLD MEMBERS)
ESPERAR, SENTIR, MORIR
SALON: Part I of Handel’s perennial favourite sung in intimate surroundings by The Song Company soloists with players from Bach Akademie Australia – now available on-demand for Silver and Gold Members! Now available on-demand for Silver and Gold Members: