A Little Update

Hi Everyone,

It’s with great pleasure that I share with you two exciting concerts that will feature my music over the next two days. If you’re in Sydney or Melbourne these gems are for you. I’ve also had some wonderful news that I’m very grateful to share with you, for more see the end of this little update.

Sydney Antiphony – Sunday 15th, March

If you’re in Sydney you will not regret taking the afternoon out to hear a sublime concert by the ‘Sydney Antiphony‘. These wonderful singers will be giving the re-premiere of my choral work ‘Drought’ since its official release late last year. Very exciting!

Sunday 15th, March 2015, 4:00pm

Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church

Johnston Street, Annandale, Sydney, Australia 2038


GESUALDO Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday
GESUALDO Sesto libro di madrigali – Chiaro risplender suole mo / “Io parto” e non più dissi
LACORCIA O fra tanti sospir
LIGETI Nonsense Madrigals – The Alphabet
MARENZIO Cruda Amarilli
MONTEVERDI Quinto libro di madrigali – Ch’io t’ami / Deh bella cara / Ma tu più
CHENEY Drought

For more information head to their website or their facebook event here.

Or for those of you in Melbourne…

Plexus – Monday 16th, March

It’s with immense pleasure that I announce that ‘Plexus‘ will be premiering my latest work ‘No Distant Place’ for Clarinets, Violin and Piano on Monday 16th, March 2015. This ‘Post-Patriarchal’ concert is featured as part of the MRC’s Local Heroes Series. My new work will be featured along side new works by four of Australia’s finest composers in a concert in tribute to the sacrifices made by pioneering ANZAC women during the First World War. An incredible theme and some truly fascinating music to be experienced. The ensemble have told me that the concert is close to selling out so it’s best to book your tickets in advance. I hope to see many of you there!

Monday 16th, March 2015, 6pm

Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

31 Sturt St, Melbourne


NAT BARTSCH  Into the Light *
LISA CHENEY No Distant Place *

*World premiere

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald featured a fantastic article about this upcoming concert which include quotes from yours truly! You can check it out here.

Photo: Belinda Strodder

Photo: Belinda Strodder

Making Waves


Many of you know that I’ve been working hard with Sydney based composer, Peggy Polias on a wonderful project aiming to promote new Australian music – Making Waves. I had fun doing a radio interview with Laila Engle on 3MBS Radio towards the end of February on all of the exciting things we had planned. More recently Peggy and provided a little article to Limelight Magazine‘s blog. In this feature we share what we have been getting up to, our goals and hopes for the project, as well as a little about the behind the scenes ground work. If you would like to read more about the project, listen to new Australian music or to submit music of your own, this is a great place to start. Head over to their blog here.

Making Waves

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Composers’ School

It’s with great excitement and gratitude that I announce I have been accepted in to the 2015 TSO Composers’ School! This is a priceless opportunity, offering four participants mentoring by director Andrew Schultz, tutor Matthew Hindson, conductor Brett Kelly and to have our own works read by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Words really can’t describe what a wonderful opportunity this is and I can’t wait to head to Tasmania at the end of June with my three composer colleagues; Mark Holdsworth, Tim Shawcross and Ian Whitney.

 Andrew Schultz, Matthew Hindson and Brett Kelly. Photo: TSO.

Andrew Schultz, Matthew Hindson and Brett Kelly. Photo: TSO.

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