The Song Company

The Song Company CRIES OF JUSTICE Book of Psalms

ANCIENT SONGS FROM THE HEART IN THE BOOK OF PSALMS SOUND OUT ACROSS THE CENTURIES AGAINST OPPRESSION AND INJUSTICE

3000 years ago, 150 songs were gathered together to become the Hebrew Bible’s Tehillim, the Tanakh or Old Testament’s Book of Psalms.

From the earliest notation in the Jewish Tanakh three thousand years ago, the Psalms have been the source of personal solace for many and the inspiration for composers from the Renaissance until today. This program, presented by seven singers singing a cappella consists of Psalms by King David, William Byrd, Nicolas Gombert, Sigismondo d’India and Robert White.  We sing settings from Josquin des Prez and Robert Parsons to Benjamin Britten and beyond in this intimate and moving recital for seven voices.

As Australia’s leading professional vocal ensemble, The Song Company is at the forefront of both early music performance and contemporary vocal music and is unique in its stylistic diversity. The Song Company comprises established principal and guest performers and the company is reshaping the professional vocal landscape in Australia for today and the next generation.

The Song Company: Performers: Chloe Lankshear, Robbie Diamond, Janine Harris, Dan Walker, Ethan Taylor, Koen van Stade, Hayden Barrington, Tom Flint. Artistic Director: Antony Pitts

Program:
Psalms by
King David
William Byrd
Nicolas Gombert
Sigismondo d’India
Robert White

This repertoire features alongside commissioned premières by Clare Maclean and Cathy Milliken in four concerts in the 2020 Adelaide Festival’s 150 Psalms series.

CONCERT DATES AND TIMES

Sat 8 Feb 3.00pm | Wollongong Art Gallery Buy Wollongong tickets
Mon 10 Feb 7.00pm | Newcastle Cathedral  Buy Newcastle tickets
Thu 13 Feb 7.00pm | Wesley Uniting Church, Canberra Buy Canberra tickets
Fri 14 Feb 7.00pm | St Mary's Cathedral, Crypt  Buy Sydney tickets
Sat 15 Feb 7.00pm | Blackheath Uniting Church Buy Blackheath tickets
Mon 17 Feb 7.30pm | Art Gallery of Ballarat Buy Tickets (Buy tickets directly from the Art Gallery of Ballarat)
Tue 18 Feb 7.00pm | Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon Buy tickets

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Our large ensemble offering of both early and contemporary music combines world-leading performance practice, innovative and experimental commissions with interdisciplinary partnerships, such as Indigenous contemporary arts company, Karul Projects.

Event starts
Saturday 8 February, 2020
Event ends
Tuesday 18 February, 2020
Venue
Wollongong,Newcastle,Syd,Can,Melb,Ballarat
Venue Address
Wollongong and others
Location

New South Wales , Touring Sydney & regional NSW, Melbourne Victoria

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