This is 2023!

Our 2023 Season is here

This year, The Song Company will present three exciting Guest Directors who have each created diverse programs, taking you through the centuries of vocal music. Our singers will visit many different locations and The Song Company will also continue its very successful collaboration with the Australian Digital Concert Hall for you to enjoy the season online.

Explore The Song Company's three programs below and get your Song Co. 2023 Season tickets here.


Under the Southern Cross

Bach, Edwards, Boyd

Guest Director: Amy Moore

11-22 March
Wollongong, Newcastle, Canberra, Sydney and online

Australia’s national vocal ensemble – The Song Company – begins its 2023 season with a breathtaking program of Australian a cappella works by Ross Edwards and Anne Boyd, paired with J.S. Bach’s monumental motet “Jesu, meine Freude”. Led by Guest Director and soprano Amy Moore.


Ross Edwards Southern Cross Chants (2004)
Anne Boyd Revelations of Divine Love (1993)
J.S. Bach Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227

The Song Company

Susannah Lawergren, Amy Moore – Sopranos
Jessica O'Donoghue – Mezzo-Soprano
Louis Hurley – Tenor
Hayden Barrington – Baritone
Aidan O'Donnell – Bass

Amy Moore - Guest Director
Francis Greep – Continuo


of Rosa Mystica

Britten, Saariaho and Gyger

Guest Director: Jack Symonds

9-15 June
Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and digital broadcast on ADCH 

Our second program Songs of Rosa Mystica, led by Guest Music Director Jack Symonds, is a program of contemporary masterworks for unaccompanied voices. From Elliott Gyger's mighty 1994 work "Ficta", through excepts of Benjamin Britten's "A.M.D.G". and works by Tippett, Saariaho and Symonds himself, The Song Company will challenge your perception of what the human voice is capable. 


Elliott Gyger Ficta
Benjamin Britten A.M.D.G.  ​(Ad majorem Dei Gloriam)
    Rosa Mystica
    God's Grandeur
    O Deus, Ego Amo Te
Jack Symonds Fire-featuring heaven
Michael Tippett The Windhover
Kaija Saariaho Tag des Jahrs

The Song Company

Susannah Lawergren, Amy Moore – Sopranos
Jessica O'Donoghue – Mezzo-Soprano
Timothy Reynolds – Tenor
Simon Lobelson – Baritone
Andrew O'Connor – Bass

Jack Symonds – Guest Director
Ben Carey – Sound Designer


from a Strange Land

William By​rd and his legacy

Guest Director: Christopher Watson

7-22 October
Wollongong, Sydney, Newcastle, Hobard, Melbourne and digital broadcast on ADCH 

In the 400th anniversary year of the death of renowned English Renaissance composer William Byrd, The Song Company celebrates Byrd's own music and his legacy that continues to influence contemporary composers such as David Lang, Jeremy Cull, and Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen. These composers have taken inspiration from Byrd's unique style and expanded upon it, creating contemporary pieces that are deeply rooted in the tradition of a cappella music.

Today, Byrd's music is celebrated for its rich harmonies, intricate polyphonic textures, and innovative musical ideas that continue to captivate audiences around the world. Noted early-music specialist Christopher Watson makes his conducting debut with The Song Company in this program of sublime beauty.


William Byrd  Tristitia et anxietas 
David Lang I want to live (where you live)   ​
Jeremy Cull Super flumina
William Byrd  Ye sacred muses
Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen  You and I and Amyas
Gabriel Jackson  In all his works
William Byrd  Tribue Domine
Gabriel Jackson  I gaze upon you

The Song Company

Susannah Lawergren, Amy Moore – Sopranos
Jessica O'Donoghue – Mezzo-Soprano
Christopher Watson, Timothy Reynolds – Tenors
Hayden Barrington – Baritone
tbc - Bass

Christopher Watson – Guest Director


Images by Keith Saunders