SUNDAY 20 AUGUST, 2023 (2:30PM)
Performers: Ballarat Choral Society, directed by Helen Duggan; Ballarat Voices (directed by Lyndell Allen & Brooke Johnson).
Venue: Cathedral Church of Christ the King, 49 Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat, VIC 3350, Australia.
Program: “From Dawn to Dusk” – a concert presented by Ballarat Choral Society and Ballarat Voices featuring music by Mozart, Pachelbel, Ian Grandage, David Hamilton, Stephen Leek, Matthew Orlovich and others.
All is one and one is all (for a cappella SATB choir, 2008) is based upon the poem “Rainforest” by the Australian poet, Judith Wright (1915–2000). The work was commissioned by Ars Musica Australis for premiere performance by In Harmony Choir, directed by Rachelle Elliott, at Riverside Theatres (Big Notes Music Series), Parramatta, NSW, Australia, on Sunday 22 March, 2009.
The poem invites us to listen to the voice of stillness, moss and rain amidst the green glow of a dripping rainforest. To understand the voice, we must move into a dream where tree-frog and python are the same, a timeless place where “all is one and one is all”.
In setting the poem to music, I chose to begin the work with a choral soundscape of water and rainforest birds. From this sonic backdrop, there emerges a lively rhythm which carries through into my melodic treatment of the verses. The sounds of birds and water in the rainforest return in the closing bars to form a frame for the work.
*Judith Wright: ‘Rainforest’ from A Human Pattern: Selected Poems (ETT Imprint, Sydney, 1996). Grateful acknowledgement is made of ETT Imprint for granting permission to set this text.
Since its world premiere performance by In Harmony Choir in March 2009, All is one and one is all is finding its way into the repertoire of a growing number of Australian choirs, including:
SUNDAY 30 MAY, 2021 (3:00 PM)
Performers: aChoired Voices, directed by Ansa Fourie.
Venue: Galston Uniting Church, 11 School Road, Galston, NSW, Australia.
Program: After a challenging year of Zoom rehearsals, we are very grateful for music, song and friendship that kept us together. Please join us as we celebrate this in a 60 minutes, no interval concert, featuring songs that bring us joy. COVID-protocol will be in place.
SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2015 ***Most Original Performance & Best Original Vocal Arrangement***
Performers: Joubert Singers, conducted by Rachelle Elliott.
Venue: Gala Final, Short + Sweet Voices Festival, The Concourse, Chatswood,, NSW, Australia.
Program: STOP PRESS: Joubert Singers has won the “Most Original Performance Award”, and All is one and one is all has won “Best Original Vocal Arrangement Award”. Congratulations, Joubert Singers!
TUESDAY 3 MARCH 2015 (7:30PM) *** Winner of People’s Choice Award! ***
Performers: Joubert Singers, directed by Rachelle Elliot.
Program: Short+Sweet Voices is the newest star in the international short form performance festival’s galaxy and debuts with a week of heats Tue 3 to Fri 6 March. Groups perform a strictly imposed set up to 10 minutes maximum in front of celebrity and music industry judges – as well as submitting themselves to the People’s Choice – the audience vote! The winners advance to the gala final on Sat 21 March with honours and prizes on the line.
Venue: The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, NSW, Australia.
SATURDAY 28TH JULY, 2012. (3PM)
Performers: The Taverner Consort of Voices, conducted by Julie Blewitt.
Venue: Christ Church, 28 Lavender St, Lavender Bay, NSW, Australia.
TUESDAY 17TH MAY , 2012.
Venue: “Mac-appella Music Nights 2012” @ Macquarie University, NSW, Australia.
SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER, 2011. (APPROX. 2:50PM)
Performers: Hunters Hill Sesquicentenary Choir, conducted by Rachelle Elliott.
Venue: “Back to Hunters Hill Weekend” – Clarkes Point Reserve, Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia.
SUNDAY 7TH AUGUST, 2011 (3PM)
Performers: Choristry, conducted by Trevor Jones.
Venue: St John’s Southgate, 20 City Road, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER, 2010.
Performers: Joubert Singers, directed by Rachelle Elliott.
Program: Joubert’s major concert for this year promises to be extremely popular as it is a collection of favourite choral pieces chosen by the choristers themselves.
Venue: Villa Maria, Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia.
SUNDAY 20 JUNE, 2010, (3PM).
Performers: The Australian Boys Choir with The Vocal Consort & The Kelly Gang, dir. Noel Ancell OAM.
Programme: “Perspectives: recent Australian choral music”.
Venue: BMW Edge, Federation Square, Cnr Swanston St and Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
SUNDAY 21st MARCH, 2010, (3PM)
Performers: In Harmony Choir, featuring A.C.A.P.O.E.I.R.A (Brazilian Capoeirista), Ad Musicam (South African choir), Australian International Performing Arts High School, Hunter Singers (Newcastle, NSW), Joubert Singers (Sydney, NSW) and Lõke (Estonian ensemble).
Guest conductors: Ansa Fourie, Kieran Scott, Kim Sutherland.
Artistic Director: Rachelle Elliott.
Venue: In Harmony 2010, Parramatta Riverside Theatres, 353 Church Street, Parramatta, NSW, Australia.
SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER, 2009
Performers: Wesley Institute Choir, Sydney, conducted by Rachelle Elliott.
Venue: “Spring Concert” – Lane Cove Concert Band; St Stephen’s Church, Willoughby, NSW, Australia.
TUESDAY 12 MAY, 2009, (7.30PM)
Performers: Sydney New Philharmonic Choir and Joubert Singers.
Venue: St Mary’s Catholic Church, 264 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW.
Details: A charity concert marking the twelve month anniversary of the earthquake in Chengdu, China.
SUNDAY 19 APRIL, 2009, (2PM)
Performers: Joubert Singers, directed by Rachelle Elliott.
Venue: “Music Shoalhaven 2009 Concert Series”: Nowra School of Arts, Berry Street, Nowra, NSW.
SUNDAY 22 MARCH, 2009, (3PM) *** World Premiere Performance***
Commissioned by Ars Musica Australis
Performers: In Harmony Choir, directed by Rachelle Elliott.
Venue: Parramatta Riverside Theatres (353 Church Street, Parramatta, NSW, Australia).