Performed more than 100 times in sold out halls across Australia and internationally, Where Song Began is a celebration of songbirds. Described as “spectacular” by Limelight Magazine in a 5-star review, the program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new commissions, enhanced by a film of evocative visual projections and an immersive soundscape.

The Bowerbird Collective makes art for nature. Their work has received international acclaim, and their ARIA-nominated albums of threatened bird and frog calls, ‘Songs of Disappearance’, reached the top of the ARIA Album Charts ahead of Adele, ABBA and Ed Sheeran. Violinist Simone Slattery was a 2019 Churchill Fellow, received a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Cellist Anthony Albrecht was Australia’s first graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and enjoys an international performance career.

PROGRAM
Arvo Pärt – Fratres for solo violin, 1977
Sarah Hopkins – Reclaiming the Spirit, 1993
Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending, 1917
Chris Williams – bird, songs, seas, 2017
Ross Edwards – Ecstatic Dance No.2, 1990
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer – Cucu Sonata, 1664
J.S. Bach – Prelude from Cello Suite No.1, c.1720
David Lang – Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattle Bird), New Commission, 2017
Ngarra Burra Ferra – Traditional Indigenous hymn

Event and Ticket Details

Accessibility
Hearing Aid Loop Wheelchair Access
Location
City Hall 105 William St, Bathurst NSW 2795 Get Directions
Prices

Single tickets $25 each
Purchase tickets to 3 or more Sounds of the World concerts and pay only $20 using the Multipack

A transaction fee applies

Event Notes

This performance includes a Q&A

Bathurst Sea of Sound
Menu
Menu

Search Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre