Tumbling Like Stars

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

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.

“…an absolute success, with a fascinating mix of the old and the new, highlighting Australian culture in all its forms.” – Limelight

The audience was thrilled to hear the wonderful purity, expression and instrumental beauty of these stellar vocalists, tonight delivering and championing new, truly Australian music.” – Classical Melbourne

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

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

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.

AVÉ is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

Musica Viva and JMT Touring Presents

Australian Vocal Ensemble


Friday 8 September



Ticket Prices:

Members: $50

Adult: $55

Conc: $52

Grp 8+: $45


70 minutes no interval

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