Halcyon is a highly acclaimed singer-directed ensemble specialising in vocal chamber music in Australia with a long track record for innovative programming and high calibre performance.
For nineteen years, Halcyon has drawn together a wealth of performers of excellence and introduced audiences to these richly varied, but rarely heard, pieces. In November Halcyon will be collaborating for the first time with Inventi Ensemble in Melbourne alongside conductor Matthew Wood to stage two masterful song cycles by composers Nigel Butterley and Elliott Gyger.
These two Halcyon-commissioned works, Orphei Mysteria and giving voice, have both been recognized as outstanding examples of contemporary writing, and short-listed for the prestigious Paul Lowin Song Cycle prize, as highly commended and winning works respectively. But neither has yet been staged in Melbourne. In order to bring these intimate works to a Melbourne audience and to foster a greater community amongst like-minded ensembles, Halcyon and Inventi will co-present this program in November with the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Your donation will go towards payments of artists fees, travel and other concert related expenses to allow us to share this music with a wider audience and help grow relationships between interstate ensembles as we bring this music to life together.
Use the links below to find out more about artists and composers.
To read more about the concert: www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2017/a-child-of-earth-and-heaven.
To listen to an extract of Butterley’s Orphei Mysteria: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG48Ej_adt4&t=6s