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A Child of Earth and Heaven


A Child of Earth and Heaven

  • Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 6:00pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $39 | Children: $29 | Concession: $29 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0396 993 333

Event Details

'A Child of Earth and Heaven' celebrates two generations of Australian vocal writing, showcasing works by award-winning composers Nigel Butterley and Elliott Gyger inspired by childhood and the natural world.

Gyger’s Paul Lowin Award winning composition, giving voice (2013), is an intimate exploration of the theme of early childhood. With diverse texts drawn from eight female Australian writers including his own daughter Sophia, giving voice encapsulates a roller-coaster of emotions – such as fear, wonder, joy and frustration – in eight highly individual songs. Drawing inspiration from the Orpheus myth, Butterley’s Orphei Mysteria (2008) is a work of great beauty whose subtlety painted colours bring forth a richly evocative soundscape and show a master craftsman at the height of his powers.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to info@halcyon.org.au

Featured Australian Works

giving voice : for mezzo-soprano and ensemble (or piano) (2012) by Elliott Gyger
— performed by Halcyon and Inventi Ensemble
Orphei mysteria : for mezzo-soprano, soprano and ensemble (2008) by Nigel Butterley
— performed by Inventi Ensemble and Halcyon

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