Welcome to our new season of thought-provoking music-making. With music made and moulded in Australia as well as sounds embedded in a shared global culture, we invite you to join us as we dare to reconcile the clash of cultures and worldviews in sublime and unique vocalisations – songs beyond words.
At the heart of The Attraction of Opposites is our Subscription series of five mainstage concerts: Accidental Plans – a graphic reimagining of the life and death of experimental and Establishment-defying composer Cornelius Cardew; Sticks & Stones – a collaborative retelling of the stories of exile in the Levant and beyond; Forward & Bach – a reassessment of the musical effect of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation 500 years after Martin Luther’s protest in 95 Theses; Dreamers of the Day – including a nonstop dreamstate chamber opera with four pianos on tape; and Lully, Lulla – a mediaeval narrative of the Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors, source of the heartbreaking Coventry Carol. New pop-up programs include songs from the 1920s & 30s inspired by The Great Gatsby and P.G.Wodehouse’s inimitable duo Jeeves & Wooster, and a whistlestop tour through vocal history, The Arrow of Song. In addition, 2017 sees major collaborations planned for Arvo Pärt’s St John Passion, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, and the Southern Hemisphere premiere of Artistic Director Antony Pitts's oratorio-musical Jerusalem-Yerushalayim.
The Song Company has a new partnership with The Yellow House in Sydney where all the mainstage concerts in our 2017 season will receive a special Preview.