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. 24 Aug – 4 Sep
The life and writings of Beatrix Potter are the inspiration for this imaginative sweep through songs portraying women from several centuries.
Dedicated to humankind, Brahms’ Requiem is unlike any other that came before. Written in his native German, rather than Latin, it rejects the traditional requiem mass’ focus on divine justice, rather offering hope and solace for those left behind. Watch the concert online on Australian Digital Concert Hall
BRAHMS – EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM
Legendary Australian performer Paul Capsis makes his debut with The Song Company in this incredibly intimate and moving recital co-curated with Associate Artistic Director Francis Greep.
DRY MY TEARS
Immerse yourself in a world where opera, contemporary art music and early medieval music intertwine with jazz, pop and cabaret. Sydney Fri 24 & Sat 25 June 7pm
We end our European tour with the marriage of Spanish and English soundworlds in Tallis’s sumptuous 7-part Christmas Mass, Missa Puer natus est nobis, alongside music from both ends of the Iberian peninsula, and Tallis’s own 40-part motet, Spem in alium. 15 December 7pm
FULLNESS OF JOY
The Song Company’s 2022 Season – Higher Ground
HIGHER GROUND – THE SONG COMPANY 2022 SEASON
Philip Glass’s iconic song-cycle from 1986 sets words by other songwriters – Paul Simon, Suzanne Vega, David Byrne, and Laurie Anderson – in his inimitable minimalist fashion, evoking both euphoria and stasis with warm harmonies and dynamic broken chords and basslines. Thu 24 & Fri 25 March, Thu 7 Apr
In the 500th anniversary year of his death (according to the Julian Calendar), we present Josquin’s most celebrated Mass, interspersed with the extraordinarily colourful madrigalian settings by Lassus of the writings of ancient prophetesses or Sibyls. 15 – 22 March
RUMOURS OF GLORY
MAINSTAGE: Songs from the heart created by Indigenous composers Elizabeth Sheppard and Sonya Holowell for The Song Company 29 Sep – 9 Oct
SONGS FROM THE HEART
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Continuing our Grand tour of European polyphony – and our historically-informed practice of reading from original manuscript notation – we open the choirbook containing Brumel’s 12-part ‘Earthquake’ Mass. 24 April – 1 May
TREMORS OF EARTH
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.