HARK! - The Song Company, Australia’s national professional vocal ensemble, brings a much-needed dose of Christmas cheer to communities in Sydney – both the concert-going public and Christmas shoppers seeking an escape from commercial madness in the post-lockdown rush! Eight of our superb Sydney-based Artists sing both exquisite carols from the Renaissance and perennial audience favourites in this newly-established annual series for young and old – families are welcome!  And it wouldn’t be a proper Christmas concert without the chance for the audience to join in some of the most beloved carols.


 

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Hark! – The Song Company Christmas Carols

Your chance to sing along with The Song Company in old favourites with a new twist, and be captivated by the seasonal magic all over again! Whilst much of the program is a cappella, the audience sing-a-long and some of the celebratory carols will highlight the majesty and atmosphere of the church organ. 

Please join us for a beautiful concert of the joyful sounds of Christmas Carols past and present – multiple performances across several days means you can fit it in among shopping, work, and Christmas parties.  Forget the “weary world” of and worry and strife, and immerse yourself in a soundworld that is both familiar and fantastical – to calm your mind and set the scene for a peaceful and grateful end to 2021.


 

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Performance dates

 

Sydney

Garrison Church, Millers Point
Mon 20 December2021, 6pm

 

St. Philip's Church, York Street CBD

Tue 21 December 2021, 3pm
Tue 21 December 2021, 6pm

Wed 22 December 2021, 3pm
Wed 22 December 2021, 6pm 

 

Online Livestream

Australian Digital Concert Hall
Tue 21 December 2021, 6pm
(ticket enables further on demand stream for a further 72 hours)

 

Performers

Amy Moore, Chloe Lankshear – sopranos
Stephanie Dillon, Janine Harris – altos
Ethan Taylor/Richard Butler, Elias Wilson – tenors
Hayden Barrington, Christopher Richardson – basses
Francis Greep – organ
Antony Pitts – conductor


 

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photograph: The Song Company singing for the Governor of New South Wales's official Christmas
celebration at Government House, Sydney in December 2019


 


Program

O come, o come, Emmanuel
The Angel Gabriel
A Song of Joy, Christmas Day, The Song of Angels  (Orlando Gibbons)
Hark! the herald angels sing
 – SINGALONG

The holly and the ivy
Lo, there a Rose is blooming
The King of Blis  (Brian Kogler)
Silent Night 
– SINGALONG

Mary, gentle Mother  (Elizabeth Sheppard)
Baby Jesus, hush! now sleep
Balulalow  (Rachel Scanlon)
Away in a manger 
– SINGALONG

It came upon the midnight clear  (Jonathan Pitts)
Gaudete  (Brian Kogler)
A Jolly Wassel-Bowl  (Richard Eteson)
In dulci jubilo
Good King Wenceslas
O come, all ye faithful 
– SINGALONG

with new and old arrangements from The Naxos Book of Carols and The Patmos Book of Carols


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