Kingfisher - Songs for Halcyon

15 and 29 March 2014

KINGFISHER - Songs for Halcyon  

Halcyon proudly presents Kingfisher, Songs for Halcyon - a seminal commissioning project to celebrate 15 years of music making by Australia’s leading ensemble for vocal chamber music.

Featuring newly commissioned songs by Katy AbbottStephen AdamsNigel ButterleySharon CalcraftRoss EdwardsAndrew FordStuart GreenbaumElliott GygerGraham HairMoya HendersonGordon KerryRaffaele MarcellinoKevin MarchRosalind PageJohn PetersonAndrew SchultzPaul StanhopeJane StanleyNicholas VinesDan Walker and Gillian Whitehead.  

Artists: Alison Morgan (soprano) Jenny Duck-Chong (mezzo soprano) Laura Chislett Jones (flutes) Jason Noble (clarinets) Geoffrey Gartner (cello) and Jess Ciampa & William Jackson (percussion). 

Read more about Kingfisher here

Read a review of Concert 1 here Read a review of Concert 2 here

Kingfisher – Songs for Halcyon
Concert 1 - 
Saturday 15 March 2014
Concert 2 - Saturday 29 March 2014
Time: 6pm

Venue: The Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie St, Sydney


Stuart Greenbaum         Opalescence
Katy Abbott                   Follow Me Through the Shadow
Moya Henderson            I Lost a World the Other Day
Nicholas Vines               The King’s Manifesto
Raffaele Marcellino         Turbulent Passions Calm
Paul Stanhope                My Love in Her Attire
John Peterson                See the Prismatic Colours
Ross Edwards                 The Tranquil Mind
Elliott Gyger                  The Pleiades at Midnight
Stephen Adams              Sometimes Snow Fell...
Kevin March                   Sea-blue Bird


Alison Morgan soprano,  Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo soprano,  Laura Chislett Jones piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute,  Jason Noble clarinet, percussion,  Geoffrey Gartner cello,  Jess Ciampa percussion


Andrew Ford                    To My Excellent Lucasia, on our Friendship
Jane Stanley                    Round the Bay
Gillian Whitehead             All One Water
Dan Walker                      The Mystic Blue
Nigel Butterley                 Nature Changes at the Speed of Life
Gordon Kerry                   Music (La Musique)
Andrew Schultz                Lake Moonrise
Sharon Calcraft                Verathmende, Schillernde, Blitzende...
Rosalind Page                  Aquila’s Wing
Graham Hair                   All About Anna


Alison Morgan soprano, Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo soprano, Laura Chislett Jones piccolo, flute, alto flute, Jason Noble clarinet, bass clarinet, Geoffrey Gartner cello, William Jackson percussion

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the 
Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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