St George's Hanover Square

In collaboration with Nigel Foster’s London Song Festival 2019, Celebrating Australian Music will be presenting a typical all-Australian programme spanning a wide range of styles dating back to the 1840s through to the sounds of today.

The programme opens with an Australian’s response to English folksong and concludes with an English-Jewish response to Aboriginal melody. There’s much more in between with vocal and clarinet duets by Margaret Sutherland and Roy Agnew.

In a CAM concert, anything is possible!

Dr Wendy Hiscocks, Artistic Director of Celebrating Australian Music, says:

“You will be challenged by the contemporary world of Brett Dean while being entertained by the lyrics of Michael Leunig; sink into deeply philosophical moments in the songs of both Horace and Brennan Keats after the erotic fantasy of ‘The Twenty-ninth Bather’ and the sweltering heat of ‘Bush Christmas’ in my own music.’

And there’s a great line up of performers too with Australian singers Samantha Crawford and Victoria Hodgkinson, clarinettist Chi-Yo Mu and pianist Wendy Hiscocks. actress Ann Holme (pictured above).


Samantha Crawford

Music from the Pacific

Friday 25 October, 7pm
St George’s Hanover Square, 2A Mill St, Mayfair, London W1S 1FX
Tickets: £15 to £20


Don Banks
Five North Country Folk Songs
Margaret Sutherland
Three Songs for voice & clarinet 
Wendy Hiscocks
The Champa Flower; The End (from Mother & Child)
The Twenty-ninth Bather 
Bush Christmas
Brett Dean
Poems and Prayers:
Literature; A Child is a Grub; Prayer I Equality; Prayer II plus Leunig recited by Ann Holme
Horace Keats
The Orange Tree
Brennan Keats
Moons as big as Mountains
Roy Agnew
No. 2 from Songs without words
Isaac Nathan arr. Hiscocks
The Aboriginal Father
The Eagle Chief
Francisca

Samantha Crawford soprano
Victoria Hodgkinson mezzo soprano
Chi-Yu Mo clarinet
Wendy Hiscocks piano
Ann Holme actress

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