JONAH – New commissions and ancient masterpieces

Fri, 28 October 7:30 pm 
Sun, 30 October 3:00 pm 
Collingwood Town Hall

Jonah - a collaboration between Divisi and Ensemble Ancien.

Divisi is joined by Ensemble Ancien to perform an exciting new work by emerging composer Christopher Healey with new text by Rose Forrest inspired by Historia Di Jonas, a striking oratorio by Giulio Carissimi.

Enjoy a relaxing hour being serenaded by delicious 17th Century songs, and witness the world premiere of Healey and Forrest’s unique new work that offers a modern reflection on the book of Jonah.

Queer ❤ Songs

Quick concert! The Lieder Society of Victoria and Chapel off Chapel has presented us with an opportunity to present two world premiere’s at their incredible venue by Naarm (Melbourne based) composers.

Firstly, Meta Cohen’s queer song cycle A Love Is A Love Is A Love. We recorded this at the ABC to go on classic FM in May and gave you a little hint of this at our March concert. Come hear all four movements of this ground-breaking work.

Secondly, Cameron Lam’s new vocal cycle The Splendour of Lying Naked in the Sun. Taking text from Salvatore Scibona’s short story by the same name, this multi-movement work explores themes of self-identify and ones relationship with your body. Most importantly, the peace of lying naked in the sun.

These two premieres will be interspersed by works by Caerwen Martin, Joseph Twist and Gavin Bryars for an exciting reflection on what art song can be!

Reminder that you can claim 25% on your tickets through the Victorian Dining and Entertainment program!