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AVÉ (Australian Vocal Ensemble)| Tumbling Like Stars

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Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia

Using the human voice to tell the stories of our time and place through song

After many years of planning, Katie Noonan is thrilled to announce the launch of AVÉ (Australian Vocal Ensemble). 

Four of Australia’s finest vocalists come together in a visionary performance combining heavenly vocals in a chamber setting. Katie Noonan’s new project, Australian Vocal Ensemble - AVÉ intertwines Australian compositions by Cawrse, Davidson, Green, Humphries, Hurren, Leek, Noonan and Wells, alongside new arrangements of music by Bach, Handel and Tomás Luis de Victoria creating a beautiful tension between ties to more traditional European music and modern Australian classical. Committed to telling uniquely Australian stories, AVÉ presents these new works based on the poetry of iconic Australian writer David Malouf.

Katie Noonan, soprano, Artistic Director
Fiona Campbell, soprano
Andrew Goodwin, tenor
Andrew O’Connor, bass-baritone

AVÉ is an elite chamber ensemble that is warm and welcoming to all, consisting of artists of international excellence; Katie Noonan (Artistic Director and Soprano, QLD), Fiona Campbell (Mezzo Soprano, WA), Andrew Goodwin (Tenor, NSW) and Andrew O'Connor (Bass-Baritone, NSW). The ensemble presents vocal performances featuring new Australian works, featuring engagement with our First Nations People.


Stephen LEEK & David MALOUF Stars (1987)

Jessica WELLS & David MALOUF In the Sea’s Giving (2020)

VICTORIA Heth Misericordiae (1585)

Anne CAWRSE & David MALOUF Afterword (2020)

Isaac HURREN & David MALOUF The Catch (2020)

JS BACH Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (1653) arr. Andrew Goodwin        

Thomas GREEN & David MALOUF Typewriter Music and First Night (2020)                                                                                                        

Robert DAVIDSON & David MALOUF Suburban (2020)

HANDEL ‘Tu del Ciel Ministro eletto’ from Il trionfo del Tempo e della Verità, HWV 46 (1707) arr. Andrew Goodwin

Alice HUMPHRIES & David MALOUF From the Book of Whispers (2020)                                                                   

JS BACH Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit, BWV 115 (1724)

ALBINUS Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn (1694)                                                 

Andrew GOODWIN Peace I Leave With You (2020)

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