Upcoming concerts

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The australian voices @ maleny WINTER FESTIVAL

Sunday August 18, 2:00 pm
Maleny Community Centre

Join us at the Maleny Winter Festival for an afternoon of stunning sounds followed by a relaxed reception on the deck to meet the singers. The program will feature a new composition by Gordon Hamilton, based on his recent journey to Antarctica to help you get into a wintery mood.


Margaret Tesch-Muller | Et Lacrimatus Est
Gordon Hamilton | The Bell
Gordon Hamilton | Antarctica
Nico Muhly | Rough Notes
Barber | Agnus Dei
Gordon Hamilton | Eleven
Dan Walker | You Me and The Wide Open Sky

TAV @ Extended PlaY FESTIVAL (Sydney)

Saturday 31 August 2:30-3:30pm
City Recital Hall Angel Place (Sydney)
Level One Function Room
Extended Play Festival
Tickets | $35

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City Recital Hall Angel Place and composer-mastermind Lyle Chan have joined forces to create Extended Play a spectacular program jam-packed with 12 hours of eclectic, contemporary, challenging and dynamic new music across the entire four floors of the venue. TAV joins a stellar line up of soloists and ensembles.


Paul Stanhope | Deserts of Exile
Cathy Milliken | Red Live Breath
Margaret Tesch-Muller | Et Lacrimatus Est
Lyle Chan | Lasseter Diary
Gordon Hamilton | Antarctica

eternal requiems w/ omega ensemble (SYDNEY)

Tuesday 5 November, 7:30 pm
City Recital Hall, Sydney

Image: Keith Saunders

Image: Keith Saunders

The Australian Voices join Sydney’s ‘chamber music all-stars’ for a performance where spiritual and modern worlds collide. With sublime favourites by Faure and Mozart, the performance also includes a rare presentation of Britten’s forceful Cantata Misericordium and a ‘re-composition’ of Mozart’s glorious Requiem by choral Artistic Director and composer Gordon Hamilton.


Fauré | Requiem
Mozart | Ave Verum Corpus
Fauré | Cantique de Jean Racine
Britten | Cantata Misericordium, Op. 69
Mozart/Hamilton | Requiem [Re-composed]

past concerts

Hobart Festival of Voices

Saturday 13 July, 7:30pm
Federation Concert Hall

Hobart Festival of Voices


The Australian Voices present an inspired program of fascinating music by contemporary composers, including Antarctica, composed by Gordon last year on the southern continent. The second half of this double-bill is Cherubini’s Requiem, performed by The Festival of Voices Chorus and Hobart Chamber Orchestra under Graham Abbott.


Jaret ChoolunFlight
Trad. arr. Alys RaynerMoreton Bay
Gordon HamiltonSonatina
Tomás Luis de Victoria Jesu dulcis memoria
Joshua AdamsJesu dulcis memoria
Heather ShannonThe Angel Leads
Gordon HamiltonAntarctica
Rob DavidsonWe Apologise

TAV @ USC Art Gallery

Sunday 23 June, 1pm
University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery
90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs QLD 4556


Adult: $20
Concession: $10
Children under 16 and USC students: free

The australian voices W/ Camerata (gympie)

Saturday 22 June, 7:30pm
Gympie Civic Centre


Audiences in Gympie have the exclusive experience of seeing The Australian Voices join forces with Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra. This first-time collaboration will be in a stirring and evocative performance including the much-loved Barber ‘Adagio for Strings’ / ‘Agnus Dei’

ChoralFest 2019 (FREMANTLE)

13 – 16 April 2019
Fremantle WA

The Australian Voices features as an invited choir at A.N.C.A. Choralfest 2019, a celebration of choral music, bringing together some of Australia’s finest choirs. TAV will perform in a number of concerts, pop up performances and seminars. TAV will perform all Australian music, including the recent political speeches set to music by Rob Davidson, as well as Gordon Hamilton’s Antarctica, which he composed at Casey Station in Antarctica in 2018.


Jaret Choolun | Flight
Trad. Australian (arr. Alys Rayner) | Moreton Bay
Stephen Leek | Coraparena
Gordon Hamilton | Antarctica
Gordon Hamilton | Veni creator spiritus
Gordon Hamilton | Dark Hour
Sean O’Boyle | Pie Jesu
Robert Davidson | Suite from The Singing Politician
Well May We Say (Whitlam)
We Apologise (Rudd)
The Reward for Public Life (Pearson)
A Stain on our Soul (Abbott)
Not Now, Not Ever! (Gillard)
Total Political Correctness (Trump)

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Twilight concert @ USC

Sunday 17 February
USC Gallery

Featuring the world premiere of Antarctica, a work for recorded sounds and voices composed by Gordon Hamilton at Casey Station, Antarctica.


Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

The Australian Voices tour towns in NSW with a bonus stop in Canberra to present a program of Australian works, sacred classical music and Christmas songs. The tour is named for the featured work on the program, Red Live Breath by Cathy Milliken. In this ritualistic work, the choristers gather to sing short phrases, play stones, exchange sonorities with whirlies and interact with torches: all actions that set the space as a magical place.

Tickets purchased for the Armidale, Mudgee, Orange, Lithgow and Canberra concerts include an optional free workshop. Rehearse a piece with The Australian Voices, learn choral singing techniques from conductor Gordon Hamilton and join us in the concert to sing beautiful music. Workshop times vary; see individual ticket links for details.

Download the program.

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Sunday 25 November, 7:30pm
St Peter's Anglican Cathedral
Armidale, NSW

Monday 26 November, 7:00pm
St John's Anglican Church
Mudgee, NSW

Tuesday 27 November, 7:00pm
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Orange, NSW

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Wednesday 28 November, 7:00pm
St Patrick’s Catholic Church
Lithgow, NSW

Friday 30 November, 7:00pm
Wesley Music Centre
Canberra, ACT

Saturday 1 December, 7:30pm
Christ Church St Laurence
Sydney, NSW

Sunday 2 December, 3:00pm
Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composer’s House
Sydney, NSW
Tickets Unavailable


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

FOUR WINDS Youth festival

16 - 18 November
Nature's Concert Hall, Barragga Bay


This new annual festival is a celebration of young people’s music-making and a culmination of the energetic, inspirational and creative programs that Four Winds brings to young people throughout the year.

Singers from The Australian Voices will lead workshops for students and participate in the Showcase Concert on Sunday.

armistice @ QPAC

11 Nov 2018, 2pm & 6pm
QPAC Playhouse
Tickets (free)

Armistice is an exciting new theatrical performance reflecting on Australia’s wartime and peace-keeping history combining song, music, dance, spoken word and archival footage.

Marking 100 years since the end of WWI, Armistice will recognise a centenary of service, sacrifice and achievement.

Photo: Darren Thomas.

Photo: Darren Thomas.

Featuring an extraordinary collection of material from The Australian War Memorial, this performance includes artwork from Official War Artists Ben QuiltyGeorge LambertWill Longstaff and Ivor Hele. It also includes images, videos, letters and diary entries spanning the 100 years of conflicts: helping to bring the history to life for audiences.

EVERYDAY REQUIEM (with Expressions Dance Company)

12 – 20 October 2018
QPAC Cremorne Theatre

A breathtaking celebration of life. Melding beautiful new choreography by Natalie Weir and a sublime vocal score composed by Gordon Hamilton performed by The Australian Voices,'Everyday Requiem' celebrates the "ordinary" moments that make life special. Exploring the rich tapestry of life, 'Everyday Requiem' will be a moving and inspiring dance theatre and music experience.

TAV in melbourne

7:00 pm, Saturday 15 September 2018
St James' Old Cathedral
Batman St, West Melbourne



Hildegard von Bingen, arr. G. Hamilton | O Ignee Spiritus
Trad. Swedish, arr N. FalkenhagenHerr Mannelig*
Michael Kennedy, arr. I. GeromettaLay Fallow
Sean O’BoylePie Jesu, ecce tu pulchra*
Wipo von Burgund, arr. G. HamiltonChrist ist erstanden
G. Hamilton (after Rabanus Maurus) Veni Creator Spiritus*
Lachlan SkipworthOver and Over
Rafael KarlenMore Paint*
Gordon HamiltonTuring Believes Machines Think
Cathy MillikenRed Live Breath
Stephen LeekNgana, Kondalilla
William Barton | Kalkadunga Yurdu
Lisa Young |  Misra Chappu*, Other Plans*

*commissioned by The Australian Voices

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TAV at Hobart festival of voices

Hobart Festival of Voices

Voices in the Asylum
Monday 9 July, 6:00pm
The Asylum, Port Arthur Historic Site


Choral Showcase
(TAV +
Choir of St James)
Tuesday 10 July, 7:30pm
Hobart Town Hall

Short Performance
Singers Lounge, Long Gallery Salamanca Arts Centre
Tuesday 10 July 10:15pm

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

TAV on the sunshine coast


Saturday 2 June
USC Gallery

Workshop @ 3:00pm
Concert @ 7:30pm

Tickets: $25 ($15 Child/Concession)
Workshop free: please register here

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

The Australian Voices presents a recital of repertoire from our new album.

Whitacre 'Cloudburst' & Fauré requiem w/ qso

Saturday 7 April 2018, 7:30pm
QPAC Concert Hall

Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Conductor | Stefan Parkman

Soprano |  Morgan England-Jones
Baritone | Teddy Tahu Rhodes

TAV IN The redlands

Sunday 28 January, 2:30pm
Champions Church
29 Beveridge Rd, Thornlands QLD
Tickets ($10 cash only at the door, card payments online only)

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

New Australian pieces and old favourites.

past Concerts - 2017

TAV With Alondra de la parra in Mexico

Photo: leslienews.net

Photo: leslienews.net

Wednesday 13 December 2017, 21:00
Auditorio Pabellón M, Monterrey, NL

TAV appears with Alondra de la Parra for a Christmas concert in Monterrey, Mexico. Featuring famous Christmas music, Mexican tunes and William Barton's atmospheric Kalkadunga Yurdu.

TAV in Guatemala

29 November – 5 December 2017

Festival 'Enlace Coral'
Conductor | Gordon Hamilton


Thursday 30 November 2017, 6:00pm
Liceo Chapero, Guatemala

Friday 1 December, 6:00pm
Comalapa, Guatemala

Saturday 2 December, 6:00pm
Tepcán, Guatemala

Sunday 3 December, 6:00pm
San Martin, Guatemala

Tuesday 5 December, 6:00pm
Antigua Guatemala

William Barton, arr. Hamilton: Kalkadunga Yurdu
Lisa Young: Misra Chappu
Michael Kennedy, arr. Gerometta: Lay Fallow
Gordon Hamilton: Dark Hour
Gordon Hamilton: The Immortal Ground
Stephen Leek: Wirindji
Lachlan Hurse & Sue Monk: The Shore
Major Lazer (arr. G. Hamilton): Powerful
Jaret Choolun: Flight
Robert Davidson: Total Political Correctness

Daphnis et Chloé with qso

Saturday 18 November, 7:30pm
QPAC Concert Hall
Tickets ($60 – $129)

Conductor | Alondra de la Parra
Violin | Maxim Vengerov

Photo: Jacintha Nolte

Photo: Jacintha Nolte

Red Live Breath

Thursday 9 November, 6:00pm
Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium Courtyard

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

In this ritualistic new work by Berlin-based Australian composer Cathy Milliken, the choristers set up portable lights; gathering to sing short phrases, all actions that set the courtyard as a magical place. The text is taken from Picasso poetry.


Photo: Dave Collins

Photo: Dave Collins

Friday 20 October, 7:00pm
Randwick Town Hall, Sydney

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton


Trad. Tibetan, arr. Hamilton: Heart Sutra
Lisa Young: Misa Chappu
Paul Stanhope: Deserts of Exile
Gordon Hamilton: Dark Hour
John Rotar: Salve Ich*
Gordon Hamilton: In Principio*
Trad. Icelandic: Island
Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson: Heyr, himna smi∂ur
Olivia Swift: Sleepless
Major Lazer, arr. Hamilton: Powerful*
Lachlan Horse & Sue Monk: The Shore
Jaret Choolun: Flight
* premiere

Mozart C Minor Mass with QSO

Saturday 12 August, 7:30pm
QPAC Concert Hall

Conductor | Alondra de la Parra
Soloists | Siobhan Stagg, Barbara Zavros, Paul McMahon, David Wakeham

Mozart composed this mass for his own musical pleasure. It began as a celebration of his marriage to Constanze, who was one of the soloists in an early performance

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
Mozart: Great C Minor Mass

Holst Planets with QSO

22 July, 7:30pm
QPAC Concert Hall

Conductor | Simone Young
Violin | Ray Chen

Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1
Holst: The Planets

The Singing Politician (Canberra / Hobart / SYDNEY/brisbane)

Sunday 7 May, 2pm
Canberra International Music Festival
National Gallery of Australia – Gandel Hall
Tickets ($57 / $52 / $30 / $25)

Friday 14 July, 8pm
Hobart Festival of Voices
Nolan Gallery, MONA
Tickets ($70 / $40)

Sunday 23 2017, 5pm
Unashamedly Original Festival
City Recital Hall Angel Place
Tickets ($25)

Friday 15 September, 7:30pm
Brisbane Festival
ABC Studio 420
Tickets ($35/$30)

Topology and The Australian Voices

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

“A fascinating and artistically absorbing musico-political event”
– Limelight Magazine

“It is simultaneously quite serious, quite moving and absolutely hilarious”
– James Morrison

Prime Ministerial speeches set to music: Topology and The Australian Voices bring iconic speeches and exceptional musicianship together to celebrate pivotal moments in Australian history. Composed by Robert Davidson, John Babbage and Gordon Hamilton, the performance traverses pivotal moments that have shaped Australia. The Singing Politician takes the words right out of our Prime Ministers’ mouths – from Robert Menzies to Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser to Paul Keating, Bob Hawke to Tony Abbott – and marries them seamlessly to an overlay of stirring music and choral work.

TAV @ The Planting Festival

The Planting Festival
Sunday 30 April, 7:30pm

TAV appears at the climax of The Planting Festival for dark, chant-inspired music, candles and a bonfire!

Typewriters in space

QSO Current
25 March, 6:30-7:30pm
ABC Studio 420, Brisbane
Tickets ($10)

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

In this recital at QSO Current, TAV crams six world-firsts into just one concert. Highlights include György Ligeti’s 'Lux Aeterna' – admired for its micropolyphony and propelled into popular culture in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey – and Stephen Leek’s spectacularly-guttural 'Wirindji', about mystical women from The Dreaming that were literally man eaters. A typewriter will make [at least] one appearance.

Paul Stanhope: Deserts of Exile
Stephen Leek: Wirindji
John Arthur Grant: Ka-dl-ah-du*
Gerometta: The Valley of the Black Pig*
Alex Pozniak: [new work]*
David Brodsky†: 436*
David Brodsky: Ubi Caritas*
Gordon Hamilton: In Principio*
György Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
Jaret Choolun: Flight
* premiere
† TAV composer-in-residence

2001: A Space Odyssey

World Science Festival
Wednesday 22 March, 7:30pm
Thursday 23 March, 1:30pm
Thursday 23 March, 7:30pm
QPAC Concert Hall


Conductor | Marc Taddei

The 2017 World Science Festival Brisbane will screen Stanley Kubrick’s seminal cinematic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey with the ground-breaking score performed live by Queensland Symphony Orchestra with The Australian Voices.

Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
Ligeti: Kyrie