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 leading professional vocal ensemble, The Song Company is unique in its stylistic diversity with repertoire spanning the 9th century to today, and is led by Artistic Director, international composer and conductor, Antony Pitts. With an annual national touring season, The Song Company is at the forefront of both early music performance and contemporary vocal music through an extensive commissioning program and cross-artform collaborations with artists of the highest calibre from around the world. The Song Company comprises established Principal and Guest Artists from across the country who are soloists and musical leaders in their own right, with a wider collective of Associate Artists made up of familiar and emerging voices, and at the heart, a consort of 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.
UPDATE (26/03/2020): A video message from our Artistic Director: click here.
UPDATE (18/03/2020): With great regret but following the advice of the Federal Government and the vast majority of the Arts community, we have postponed all performances scheduled up until the middle of May until later this year. This includes Burden of Truth (up to and including 9 May), Dances of Passion (up to and including 7 May), Dichterliebe Reimagined, and as previously announced, Book of Travelers. Existing ticket-holders will be contacted. Your support in this difficult and uncertain time is appreciated more than ever.
The Song Company is in the same deeply challenging position as arts organisations throughout the country and abroad. This is an existential crisis for the Arts in Australia and will require extraordinary help for many many organisations to survive and for artists to be able to pay for essentials over the coming weeks and months. If you can, please keep supporting The Song Company during what is an incredibly challenging period for many sectors of our society. To make a donation to The Song Company, click here.
More news, as we have it, will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
UPDATE (16/03/2020): The upcoming March and April SongCo CLOSE-UP performances of Book of Travelers, featuring Ethan Taylor, Hayden Barrington, and Francis Greep, have been postponed due to Covid-19 community health concerns.
Following the advice of the Federal Government and the concerns of the venues, with a view to social distancing and protecting our more vulnerable ticket holders, we have postponed the scheduled performances until later this year.
Existing ticket-holders will be contacted.
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We're thrilled to release details of fifty
concerts and more for our most exciting year ever...
50 CONCERTS AND MORE...
“After the storm... a clear blue sky. The Song Company, reborn and rejuvenated, will soar to new heights in 2020, with an enhanced artistic team and an expanded range of programming and activity to reach the heart of every audience. Join us to discover music for the voice that has moved men and women over the last thousand years with its humanity, compassion, and power.”
Our 2020 season is a stellar line-up of traditional, early, classical, and contemporary music launching with the first of our MainStage concert tours, Cries of Justice
– "If this is the music of paradise, it seems to live up to the hype" (The Sydney Morning Herald), culminating in the all-at-once sorrowful and triumphant 150 Psalms
collaboration with The Tallis Scholars, Netherlands Chamber Choir, and The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir at the 2020 Adelaide Festival... read more