Dates: 15 March 2014 and 29 March 2014
Venue: The Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Halcyon proudly presents Kingfisher, Songs for Halcyon - a seminal commissioning project to celebrate 15 years of music making by Australia’s leading ensemble for vocal chamber music.
Featuring newly commissioned songs by Katy Abbott, Stephen Adams, Nigel Butterley, Sharon Calcraft, Ross Edwards, Andrew Ford, Stuart Greenbaum, Elliott Gyger, Graham Hair, Moya Henderson, Gordon Kerry, Raffaele Marcellino, Kevin March, Rosalind Page, John Peterson, Andrew Schultz, Paul Stanhope, Jane Stanley, Nicholas Vines, Dan Walker and Gillian Whitehead.
PROGRAM 1 - 15 March 2014
Stuart Greenbaum - Opalescence
Katy Abbott - Follow Me Through the Shadow
Moya Henderson - I Lost a World the Other Day
Nicholas Vines - The King’s Manifesto
Raffaele Marcellino - Turbulent Passions Calm
Paul Stanhope - My Love in Her Attire
John Peterson - See the Prismatic Colours
Ross Edwards - The Tranquil Mind
Elliott Gyger - The Pleiades at Midnight
Stephen Adams - Sometimes Snow Fell...
Kevin March - Sea-blue Bird
Alison Morgan soprano, Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo soprano, Laura Chislett Jones piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, Jason Noble clarinet, percussion, Geoffrey Gartner cello, Jess Ciampa percussion
PROGRAM 2 - 29 March 2014
Andrew Ford - To My Excellent Lucasia, on our Friendship
Jane Stanley - Round the Bay
Gillian Whitehead - All One Water
Dan Walker - The Mystic Blue
Nigel Butterley - Nature Changes at the Speed of Life
Gordon Kerry - Music (La Musique)
Andrew Schultz - Lake Moonrise
Sharon Calcraft - Verathmende, Schillernde, Blitzende...
Rosalind Page - Aquila’s Wing
Graham Hair - All About Anna
Alison Morgan soprano, Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo soprano, Laura Chislett Jones piccolo, flute, alto flute, Jason Noble clarinet, bass clarinet, Geoffrey Gartner cello, William Jackson percussion
Program 2 recorded for future broadcast by ABC Classic FM
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.