12-22 AUGUST 2021 View all events

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THE SONG COMPANY - Presented by BLEACH* and Griffith University

THE SONG COMPANY - Presented by BLEACH* and Griffith University

Due to the current interstate lockdowns and travel restrictions the concerts featured Jazz legends The Necks, ARIA and J-Award winner Sarah BlaskoThe Song Company and musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium of Griffith University.

Rest assured, we’re marching on with every intention to deliver the best possible festival for you and we’re excited that our opening event, FIRST LIGHT, on 12 August is only a matter of days away. It’s free, fantastic and we hope to see you there.

The entire BLEACH* program adheres to Queensland Health’s COVID Safe Events framework – We’re outdoors, we’re limited capacity and we’ve got all bases covered to keep you safe and have a great time at BLEACH* 2021.







Join us in the golden light of late afternoon for an immersive musical experience.

A tapestry of twenty compact, untitled commissions from nineteen Australian composers are playlisted against fragmented miniatures from each of the last twelve centuries, performed by eight vocalists and conducted by Antony Pitts. National vocal ensemble, The Song Company, are vocal adventurers and cultural ambassadors engaged in the telling of new stories and the re-telling of ancient stories through vocalisation as old as the human voice itself. Breathtaking in its stylistic diversity and often virtuosic in its demands, be there and be moved by this transformative performance. The afternoon opens with musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.


– Limelight

Nineteen To The Dozen – Program

Colin Black
Sonya Holowell
Alice Chance
Sarah Elise Thompson
Elizabeth Sheppard
Owen Elsley
Aristea Mellos
Natalie Maschmeyer
Stephen Adams
Bernie Van Tiel & Rex Le
Gordon Hamilton
Chris Williams
Felicity Wilcox
Sally Whitwell
Matthew Hindson
Josephine Gibson
Lyle Chan
Naomi Crellin
Dan Walker

About the artist

As Australia’s national vocal ensemble, The Song Company brings together the country’s finest voices in innovative performances, artist development, educational outreach and collaborative music-making, and is unique in its stylistic diversity with repertoire spanning the 9th century to today. Led by international composer and conductor, Antony Pitts as Artistic Director, The Song Company is at the forefront of scholarly early music performance, of contemporary vocal music through an extensive commissioning program begun in the late 1980s, and cross-artform collaborations with artists of the highest calibre from across Australia and around the world. Together we are reshaping the professional vocal landscape in Australia for today and the next generation.

Presented byBLEACH* and Griffith Univeristy
Photo CreditOscar Smith
Ticket prices
  • Adult$45
  • Concession or Child$25
  • Family$105

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  • 18+ event
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  • Limited seating available, bring beach chair or blanket
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