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Regarded a leading exponent of new vocal music, Halcyon presents stunning performances of vocal chamber music from around the world, with a special focus on Australian works. Based in Sydney, Halcyon is a chameleonic ensemble of varying size and instrumentation, with a line up drawn together for each project by artistic director, mezzo soprano Jenny Duck-Chong.

Originally founded by singers Alison Morgan and Jenny Duck-Chong, since 1998 Halcyon has championed and commissioned contemporary vocal chamber music, forging international relationships with composers, music centres and institutions, as well as mentoring the next generation of composers and performers. Along with a self-released Waves EP series, Halcyon has produced studio recordings with Tall Poppies, Move and Wirripang and is regularly heard on local and national radio.

Halcyon artistic directors, Alison Morgan & Jenny Duck-Chong

Photos by: Paul Davies and Sue Taylor

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War Letters CD


featuring works by
Nigel Butterley and Raffaele Marcellino

"one of the most important and satisfying concerts in Sydney for a very long time"

Classikon July 2014

"Halcyon is a creative powerhouse for Australian (and international) new music... The Kingfisher Project is an inspired and pragmatic approach to broadening the Australian repertoire for singer and chamber ensemble: 21 eminently do-able short works which, combined together, represent a major review of Australian vocal writing."

Sydney Morning Herald March 2014

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