Dreams and Dances

April 21  7.30pm
Halcyon and Vox present Dreams and Dances
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music



What happens when Vox, Sydney’s sassiest and smartest group of young choristers meets Halcyon, acclaimed champions of new music for voice? The result is a musical feast of recently composed works from around the world, including some beautiful gems by our own Australian composers. From the dreamy, surreal sounds of Saariaho's Nuit, Adieux to the dancing rhythms of Ross Edwards Mantras and Alleluyas, this adventurous program features Vox at their most fearless, with Halcyon's quartet of soloists, percussionist Claire Edwardes and Vox's Musical Director Elizabeth Scott.

Recorded for future broadcast by 2MBS-FM



Arvo Pärt Bogoroditse Djevo (1990)
Katy Abbott Aspects of Dreaming (2006)
Elliott Gyger And I heard a voice out of heaven (1997)^
Jorge Vidales Four Bashō Haiku (2008)^
Dan Walker Litany of Earth and Sky (2007)
Kerry Andrew Criosda liom a cadal and O Nata Lux from Dusksongs (2006)^
Gerard Brophy Coil (1996)
Kaija Saariaho Nuits, Adieux (1991/1996)
Ross Edwards Mantras and Alleluyas (2007)
I Alleluya, Dance Mantra II The Light of Compassion III Sancti Spiritus adsit nobis

^ Australian premiere


Vox, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs  Elizabeth Scott – Musical Director
Alison Morgan – Soprano, Jenny Duck-Chong – Mezzo Soprano, Andrei Laptev – Tenor, Clive Birch* – Bass, Claire Edwardes – Percussion

*Clive appears courtesy of The Song Company

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