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Gondwana Voices

Australia’s national children’s choir

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In 2017, Gondwana Voices, Australia’s national children’s choir will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a tour to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland.

The choir regularly performs with the country’s leading ensembles, including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. It tours nationally and internationally and has taken part in international choral festivals including the World Choral Symposium, Rotterdam; America Cantat, Mexico City; Polyfollia, Normandy; and Festival 500, Newfoundland. In 2007 Gondwana Voices was the first Australian children’s choir to perform at the BBC Proms. They undertook a tour to the Eastern Kimberley in 2013 and completed a residency at the Taipei International Choral Festival in 2014.

  • Program

    Please note that this is not the final programme for the choir’s concert. A selection from this list will be performed in Norðurbryggja:

    Music from Australia

    LYN WILLIAMS Festive Alleluia*

    ROSS EDWARDS Dawn Canticle *

    JOSEPH TWIST Benedicto*

    KENNETH LAMPL Memory’s wavering echo*

    MICHAEL ATHERTON Song for Imberombera

    DAN WALKER Arcturus in autumn [commissioned by Gondwana Voices for this tour]

    TRADITIONAL Songs from the Torres Strait Islands

    MISRON LEVI, ARR. LYN WILLIAMS Baba Waiar*

    TRADITIONAL Ratoh Duek – Sitting Dances from Aceh, Indonesia

    [developed and performed with Murtala from Suara Indonesia Dance]

     

    Music from our host nations

    VELJO TORMIS Autumn Landscapes

    ERIKS ESENVALDS Stars

    RIHARDS DUBRA New work

    [commissioned by Riga Cathedral Girls Choir for collaboration with Gondwana Voices]

    VYTAUTAS MISKINIS Ave maris stella*

    HILDIGUNNUR RUNARSDOTTIR  Vetrarhiminn [commissioned for this tour]

    HILDIGUNNUR RUNARSDOTTIR  Carmen fratrum arvalium