Local Perth choir, Voyces, are hitting the live stage for the first time this year for their concert Trad.

Drawing influence from traditional music across the world, the concert includes a world premiere by Clare Maclean, commissioned by Musica Viva and supported by the newly formed WA Commissioning Circle.

The piece, Beannaight an Long, was originally intended for premiere by Grammy-Winning American ensemble, Chanticleer, as they toured Australia with Musica Viva, but in current global circumstances, Voyces has been chosen to premiere the work in their place, an excellent endorsement of the current standard of Perth’s music scene.

All images courtesy of Nik Babic Photography

Voyces features some of WA’s best vocalists, who, since inception, have commissioned a number of new works, performed at festivals across Australia and performed alongside Adele, John Butler, Tim Minchin and many more.

Conductor Stefan Pugliese said Trad would feature works from across Europe, Scandinavia and Asia.

“It is exciting to be able to explore traditional music through our focus on contemporary choral music. We are passionate about supporting new music and I feel immensely privileged that Voyces have been asked to perform the world premiere of Clare Maclean’s new work”.

The concert will also feature an arrangement from local WA composer Joshua Adams.

The concert is set to take place at Government House Ballroom, a large and elegant space recently offered up to local professional musicians as part of the Governor’s Restart the Arts program. It is especially exciting to see live performance returning once again after a long period of isolation.

Trad is in concert on Sunday September 6 at 3pm at the Government House Ballroom in the CBD. Tickets and more information are available here: https://voyces.simpletix.com/e/49531

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