Sunday 23 June
It is with high artistic energy that The Australian Voices (TAV) commission and perform the work of Australian composers. 2018 commissions include Lachlan Skipworth, Lisa Young, Alice Chance, Joe Twist, Sean O'Boyle and Gordon Hamilton.
For this special performance, TAV’s repertoire will include: Jaret Choolun Flight, Bernard of Clairvaux Jesu dulcis memoria, Heather Shannon The Angel Leads, Gordon Hamilton Antarctica and Eleven, Robert Davidson We Apologise, and Samuel Barber Angus Dei.
Recently TAV has recorded new works intended for 'performance' on YouTube. Hamilton’s composition The 9 Cutest Things That Ever Happened (2013) has been viewed over one million times. In 2014 they made international headlines with a video of Rob Davidson’s Not Now, Not Ever! (2014), a musicalisation of Julia Gillard’s ‘misogyny’ speech.
Their album for Warner Classics (2012) was observed by Gramophone Magazine to "boast a crisp, resonant delivery of the sonic goods under Hamilton's confident direction." In 2013 they released a songbook with Edition Peters and in 2016 an album for ABC Classics.
Recently the group has brought their distinctly Australian sound to audiences in Guatemala, Mexico, China, the UK, Germany, New Caledonia, USA, Palestine, Woodford Folk Festival and Hobart Festival of Voices.