The sun rises every day over a world that is both very familiar and full of the unexpected. The borders with the unknown unknowns are all around us – the forgotten past and the imagined future out of reach, but unfathomable creative feats of imagination within our grasp in the here and now. In The Song Company’s 2018 season we remember the century-old hope at the end of the “war to end all wars” with a newly-commissioned work by Ross Edwards, and we sing and talk of love and loss in much older times through the voices of Guillaume de Machaut and his admirer Péronnelle; we also sit round the table with William Byrd and his contemporaries to rediscover the lost art of partbooking, and we map the seasons in a kaleidoscopic selection of music alongside an Indigenous creative response to the changing of the seasons – from Bundjalung and Wiradjuri dancer and choreographer Thomas E.S. Kelly. Lightly dusted across the season are the thoughts of metaphysical poets George Herbert and John Donne, and with them we imagine beyond...
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Imagin'd Corners is built around our Subscription series of four mainstage concerts: BYRD-ROUND-TABLE – The Dow Partbooks and the Lost Art of Partbooking ; TRUE-LOVE-STORY – The True Story of Guillaume de Machaut & Péronnelle d’Armentières; FOUR-COLOUR-SEASON With Thomas E.S. Kelly's Karul Projects – The Seasons, the Sky, and the Gumleaves in voices and dance from Chance to Vivaldi ; ONE EQUAL MUSIC – Memory Eternal in music of our century from Russia, England, and Australia; culminating in a special 75th birthday concert for composer Ross Edwards with an intimate chamber performance of Fauré’s perennial Requiem.
The Song Company is delighted to continue our partnership with Yellow House Sydney where all the mainstage concerts in our 2018 season will receive a special Preview.