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The Stars Turn

The Stars Turn

Commissioned works celebrating 40 years of The Song Company.

Thurs 4 July – 8.00 pm
Pre-concert talk at 7.20 pm
Ian Potter Recital Hall at The Hedberg
From $49

Drawing inspiration from Peter Sculthorpe’s iconic masterpiece, ‘The Stars Turn’ captures the essence of The Song Company’s vibrant history, showcasing a rich tapestry of collaborations with some of the brightest stars of Australian music. From the mesmerising Elena Kats-Chernin to the intricate textures of Nigel Butterly and Katy Abbott, this program is a snapshot of The Song Company’s musical milestones. 

‘The Stars Turn’ also casts its gaze toward the future, with the next generation of composers whose talents light up the musical sky. Experience the innovative soundscapes of Alice Chance, Sonya Holowell and Chris Williams and the debut of a mesmerising new work by Angus Davison.  

Don’t miss this extraordinary celebration of Australian musical creativity, past, present and future. 

The Song Company:
Susannah Lawergren & Amy Moore, sopranos   
Jessica O’Donoghue, mezzo-soprano  
Timothy Reynolds, tenor
Hayden Barrington, baritone
Andrew O’Connor, bass-baritone 

A pre-concert talk by Amy Moore, Co-Artistic Director, will take place in the Ian Potter Recital Hall at 7.20 pm

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1hr 10mins (excluding pre-concert talk)

VENUE: Ian Potter Recital Hall

Getting to the venue 

  • The Ian Potter Recital Hall is within the Theatre Royal Building at 19-27 Campbell St, Hobart TAS 7000 
  • Drop off car spaces are available at the entrance to the Theatre Royal on Collins Street. 
  • accessible parking spaces are available outside the Theatre Royal on Collins Street (1 hour time limit applies)
  • Please follow this link to experience a virtual tour of the venue. 


Assistive listening

  • The Ian Potter Recital Hall is equipped with an Assisted Hearing Service that offers amplified sound through a connection with a person’s personal Hearing Aids. Please contact the Theatre Royal Box Office – 03 6146 3300 to discuss any queries regarding this service. 

Guide dogs / registered assistance animals welcome

Wheelchair Accessibility

  • For wheelchair bookings please contact the Theatre Royal Box office on (03) 6146 3300 (9am to 5pm) with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements, or email them on [email protected].
  • Lift access is available from the main foyer entrance reaching all building levels including the box office, Main Stage Stalls, Dress Circle and Gallery. 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on every level of the Theatre Royal building 

The Song Company

Marjorie Butcher, soprano
Amy Moore, soprano
Jessica O'Donoghue, mezzo soprano
Timothy Reynolds, tenor
Hayden Barrington, baritone
Andrew O'Connor, bass-baritone

The Song Company is Australia’s leading professional vocal ensemble. Led by world-leading creative artists, the company has a proud tradition of fostering the careers of the nation’s most exciting vocal performers.

Since its beginnings in 1984 it has captivated audiences with exquisite performances of vocal work ranging from the 10th century to contemporary compositions. Every project The Song Company undertakes is underwritten by its unwavering commitment to excellence and to the transcendent and transformative beauty of the human voice.

"The Stars Turn" is part of The Song Company's highly anticipated 40th Anniversary season - an unforgettable journey through the world of vocal ensemble music.

Curated by Co-Artistic Directors Amy Moore and Jessica O'Donoghue, this season is dedicated to the exceptional singers in our ensemble and explores the profound connection between music and the natural world.

Image credit: Keith Saunders

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