'Where Song Began’ is a musical celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world.

whiteley plus duo

‘…an unforgettable and inspiring work, that captivated the audience ’

'...it moved me to tears... I left feeling I had been sung to by the country'

Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins of songbirds, ‘the birds that can sing’. Audiences are encouraged to contemplate the origin of birdsong and the importance of Australia's rich and colourful bird history. The program includes music spanning 300 years, enhanced by a film of evocative landscape stills, moving images and bird call field recordings.

Simone Slattery
 was recently awarded a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Anthony Albrecht is an Australian graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and is now based in London.

Created with support from the Kevin Taylor Legacy Grant

Upcoming Performances

September 18 - 26, 2018 
Western Australian Tour

Tickets available at the door and online

BUNBURY - Tuesday 18/9, 7:30pm

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, 64 Wittenoom St, Bunbury

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MANJIMUP - Wednesday, 19/9, 7:30pm

St Martin's Anglican Church, Moore St, Manjimup

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PEMBERTON - Thursday, 20/9, 7:30pm

Mill Hall, 15 Brockman St, Pemberton

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DENMARK - Friday 21/9, 7:30pm

Uniting Church, 83 South Coast Hwy, Denmark

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ALBANY - Saturday, 22/9, 11:00am

The Albany Centre UWA, 35 Stirling Terrace, Albany

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BRIDGETOWN - Sunday, 23/9, 11:00am

St Paul's Anglican Church, Hampton St, Bridgetown

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MARGARET RIVER - Sunday 23/9, 7:30pm

St Margaret's Anglican Church, 11 Station Rd, Margaret River

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AUGUSTA - Monday 24/9, 7:30pm

St Elizabeth of Hungary, 47 Allnut Terrace, Augusta
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DARLINGTON - Tuesday 25/9, 7:30pm

St Cuthbert's Anglican Church, Darlington and Hillsden Rd

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PERTH - Wednesday 26/9, 7:00pm

Cottesloe War Memorial Hall, Cottesloe Civic Centre, Napier St

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA | T.C.L Studio (Premiere)
Friday 10th of November, 2017

LEWES, EAST SUSSEX, UK | WESTGATE CHAPEL
Friday 16th of February, 2018

LONDON, UK | HEATH ST BAPTIST CHURCH
Saturday 17th of February, 2018

WILTON, CT, USA | PRIVATE RESIDENCE
Saturday 24th of March, 2018

NEW YORK CITY, USA | 1 Rivington St 
Metropolis Ensemble
Sunday 25th of March, 2018
www.metropolisensemble.org

NEW YORK CITY, USA | Spectrum
Tuesday 27th of March, 2018
following a set by David Rothenburg
(Author of 'Why Birds Sing')

www.spectrumnyc.com

CLIFTON, NSW | Clifton School of Arts
Sunday 6th of May, 2018

COONAWARRA, SA | SOLDIERS MEMORIAL HALL
Wednesday 6th of June, 2018

MOUNT GAMBIER, SA | LECTURE CENTRE, UNI SA
Thursday 7th of June, 2018

WARRNAMBOOL, VIC | MOZART HALL
Friday 8th of June, 2018

PORT FAIRY, VIC | REARDON THEATRE
WINTER WEEKENDS
Saturday 9th of June, 2018

LORNE, VIC | QDOS ARTS
Sunday 10th of June, 2018

YACKANDANDAH, VIC | THE COURTHOUSE
Monday 11th of June, 2018

WENTWORTH FALLS, NSW | KINDLEHILL PERFORMANCE SPACE
Wednesday 20th of June, 2018

ADELAIDE | T.C.L Studio
Friday 29th of June | 7:00pm

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touring and commission new australian works.

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