Glitter and be Gay!
Divisi is trying something new for Tempo Queer. Four of our singers will take some of their favorite jazz standards and theatre songs and give them a contemporary-queer makeover. We want to put these songs to the test of time and give some of them a makeover suitable of Queer Eye for a saucy and sometimes emotional new look.
Join us for a silly, confronting, and camp evening.
Divisi’s debut in Melbourne Recital Centre’s Primrose Potter Salon explores the intrigue of madrigals, taking six narrators’ individual interpretations and coordinating them into a beautiful, cohesive story. Divisi Chamber Singers will take four hundred years of madrigal storytelling tradition and weave masterworks with contemporary comparisons. Ben Rowarth’s The Turn, an Australian premiere, gives further context to Monteverdi’s Lamento D’Arianna. Gavin Bryars’ madrigals shed more light on ancient poetry with intricate contemporary harmony.
Challenging its singers’ virtuosic abilities, we hope to provide audiences with an experience of storytelling that transcends time and style, telling ancient stories in modern ways.