Upcoming concerts

Fauré requiem with qso


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

Soprano |  Morgan England-Jones
Baritone | Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Be uplifted by Whitacre’s cinematic Cloudburst, where an eight-part choir, piano and percussion channel a terrifying thunderstorm, before Fauré’s sublime Requiem entices listeners into a beautiful ethereal sanctuary. By comparison with the choral blockbusters of Verdi, Brahms and Berlioz, Fauré’s setting is gentle. Ironically, this subtlety is its strength.

Stravinsky: Funeral Song, Op. 5
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
Whitacre: Cloudburst
Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48



Saturday 19 May 2018, 1:30pm
Saturday 19 May 2018, 7:30pm
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

TAV will join QSO to perform the magical score to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban live during a screening of the film.


Friday 1 June, 7:30pm

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

The Australian Voices presents a recital of repertoire from our upcoming album. The program is inspired by chant music and features pieces by Brisbane composers John Rotar and Nathan Falkenhagen.


Photo: Dan Lopez

Photo: Dan Lopez

Tuesday 10 July, 7:30pm
Hobart Festival of Voices

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

bernstein at 100 with qso

Saturday 25 August, 7:30pm
QPAC Concert Hall

Conductor | Alondra de la Parra
Piano | Andreas Haefliger

Bernstein at 100 is the world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the superstar composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian. TAV joins the Brisbane Chorale and Voices of Birralee to sing Chichester Psalms.

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.


Sunday 9 December, 7:00pm
Armidale, NSW

Monday 10 December, 7:00pm
Mudgee, NSW

Tuesday 11 December, 7:00pm
Orange, NSW

Wednesday 12 December, 7:00pm
Lithgow, NSW

Thursday 13 December, 7:30pm
Canberra, ACT

Saturday 15 December, 7:30pm
Sydney, NSW

Sunday 16 December, 7:00pm
Newcastle, NSW

Monday 17 December, 7:00pm
Nambucca Heads, NSW

Wednesday 19 December, 7:30pm
Brisbane, QLD

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

The Australian Voices tour towns in NSW with visits to Canberra and Brisbane 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.

past Concerts - 2017

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

The Australian Voices open their 2018 season with a concert in Redland Bay. The program will feature new Australian pieces and old favourites.

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

Brahms: Violin Concerto
Dutilleux: Métaboles
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suites 1 & 2

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