As the times become more uncertain, Australia's national vocal ensemble sings with more certainty than ever – from and into the heart! With COVID continuing to have an impact on our lives in different ways, but particularly affecting gathering together in one place, and moving inter-state, we have created a 2021 season that is as nimble and transformative in a positive way as the virus is negatively.
SALON: The rich treasures of English Renaissance partbooks featuring golden polyphony by Thomas Tallis, Robert Parsons, Robert White, and William Byrd. The Song Company returns to the Crypt of St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, and to the source of so much golden Renaissance polyphony, for a single performance direct from the manuscript partbook facsimiles of music by Thomas Tallis, Robert Parsons, Robert White, and William Byrd.
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. DOWNLOAD ALBUM FROM HYPERION
BURDEN OF TRUTH
CLOSE-UP: Koen van Stade – Dichterliebe as Schumann might have imagined it The 26 June, 6:30pm performance at Sydney Conservatorium of Music has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions and venue policies.
POSTPONED!!! DICHTERLIEBE REIMAGINED
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. Dear The Song Company supporter
POSTPONED TO 2022 – ARMS OF LOVE
MAINSTAGE: Songs from the heart created by Indigenous composers Elizabeth Sheppard and Sonya Holowell for The Song Company Songs From The Heart is a brand-new creative collaboration between The Song Company and Indigenous composers and singers Elizabeth Sheppard and Sonya Holowell. Elizabeth and Sonya are working together with Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, and seven of The Song Company’s Principal and Ensemble Artists to create an a cappella presentation directly inspired by the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
POSTPONED TO 2022 – SONGS FROM THE HEART
CLOSE-UP: Amy Moore in Messiaen’s grandest song cycle of love and death. Olivier Messiaen: Harawi
CHANT D'AMOUR ET DE MORT
SALON: The rich treasures of English Renaissance partbooks featuring golden polyphony by Thomas Tallis, Robert Parsons, and William Byrd. The Song Company returns to the authentic practice of partbook-singing around a table to bring you the rich treasures of English Renaissance partbooks, featuring more golden polyphony by Thomas Tallis, Robert Parsons, and William Byrd.
TURNING THE TABLE
SALON: Beautiful voices and exquisite harmonies in sublime song!