POSTPONED TO 2022 – Arms of Love | Melbourne

1 St Heliers St Abbotsford

Thursday, August 19 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Dear The Song Company supporter


Due to the current circumstances and recent announcements by the government, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Arms of Love until 2022.

We are going to be in touch with all ticket holders with the option of a refund or credit. If you would like to get in touch with us, please contact General Manager Francis Greep at francis.greep@song.company.

If you would like to support The Song Company through these challenging times, please consider a donation. We always appreciate your kindness and generosity.

With kind regards.
Antony Pitts – Artistic Director
Francis Greep – General Manager & Associate Artistic Director
& The Song Company singers and team

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.

The Song Company's Artists, Amy Moore, Chloe Lankshear, Stephanie Dillon, Thomas Flint, and Robert Macfarlane are joined by a continuo made up of soprano saxophonist Hylton Mowday, Jenny Eriksson on electric viola da gamba, and Artistic Director Antony Pitts on a classic Rhodes keyboard.

Program
Dietrich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri
Chris Williams: I pray the sea

Director: Robert Macfarlane
Choreographer: Thomas E.S. Kelly

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 7:00pm
Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne