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Halcyon presents Autobiochemistry


Halcyon presents Autobiochemistry

  • Date: Thursday, 8 December 2022, 7pm
  • Venue: Summer Hill Church — 2 Henson St, Summer Hill, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $45 | Concession: $35 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Halcyon's Artistic Director, mezzo-soprano Jenny Duck-Chong, is joined in Halcyon’s final 2023 performance by two stellar performers, soprano Jane Sheldon and cellist Rosanne Hunt. The centrepiece of the program is Elliott Gyger’s new work Autobiochemistry (2019), the 2022 winner of the prestigious Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize. Fruit of a many year’s of collaborative practice, this is the composer’s seventh work for Halcyon since 2006. The new 13-movement song cycle, to poetry by Tricia Dearborn, is scored for voice and cello, each one named for a different chemical element. This will be the world premiere performance. Also on the program is the Australian premiere of Nicola Lefanu ‘s The Tongue and the Heart (2008), inspired by newly written love poems by John Fuller, and Madeleine Isaksson’s Blad över blad (2000/2019), which Halcyon premiered 2019.

Image © Linden Gledhill

Featured non-Australian music: Nicola Lefanu The Tongue and the Heart (2008) (Australian premiere) and Madeleine Isaksson Blad över blad (2000/2019)

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

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Autobiochemistry (mezzo-soprano with cello) (2019) by Elliott Gyger — World premiere
— performed by Rosanne Hunt and Jenny Duck-Chong

Featured artists

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