The Song Company

AUSTRALIA'S NATIONAL VOCAL ENSEMBLE
Name
The Song Company
Biography
The Song Company belongs to a land whose first peoples have always used songlines and vocal music to pass knowledge and culture from one generation to another. We acknowledge and respect those traditions and are honoured to work together with Indigenous creative artists as part of our artistic mission. As Australia’s national vocal ensemble, The Song Company demonstrates international excellence and brings together the country’s elite voices in innovative performances, artist development, and educational outreach. Led by internationally-renowned composer and conductor Antony Pitts as Artistic Director, The Song Company is at the forefront of historically informed early music performance, contemporary vocal art music, and cross-artform collaborations. The Song Company is unique in its stylistic diversity, presenting repertoire spanning the 9th century to new commissions in small- and large-scale ensemble and solo performances across multiple genres. The Song Company comprises eight Principal Artists, Guest Artists from across the country, a wider collective of Associate Artists, the SongCo Apprentices, and a consort of emerging Ensemble Artists mentored by Associate Artistic Director Francis Greep. Together, we are reshaping the professional vocal landscape in Australia for today and the next generation. PRINCIPAL ARTISTS Amy Moore Soprano Chloe Lankshear Soprano Roberta Diamond Soprano Jessica O'Donoghue Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Dillon Mezzo-soprano Dan Walker Tenor Koen van Stade Tenor Thomas Flint Bass 2021 ENSEMBLE ARTISTS Janine Harris Mezzo-soprano Ethan Taylor Tenor Hayden Barrington Baritone 2022 ENSEMBLE ARTISTS Elias Wilson Tenor THE SONGCO APPRENTICES Nicola Chau | Lily Harper | Adele Kozak | Elise Morton Sopranos Cassandra Doyle | Stephanie Macindoe | Emma Warburton Altos Alexander Caldwell | Alexander Gorbatov | David Lee | William Varga Tenors Lincoln Law | Brendan McRae | Jesse van Proctor Basses ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Francis Greep ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Antony Pitts Critics have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic: "Celestial sounds... expert and enlightening" ... "the country’s pre-eminent choir and a cappella ensemble" ... "it is an education and a pleasure to watch the ensemble with their use of gestures in communication, their craft and methodology, weaving a synchronised and crystalline sound that is fluid in line, graceful in phrasing and precise in articulation." ... "One felt that the full glory of choral singing was being revealed..."