Q&A with Halcyon’s Jenny Duck-Chong ahead of IN NATURE

Ahead of Halcyon’s concert, In Nature, on Saturday 12th October, classikON’s Phillipa spoke to Halcyon’s Artistic Director, co-founder and mezzo-soprano, Jenny Duck-Chong about nature and poetry as artistic inspiration, the importance of supporting new music, and the unique soundscapes In Nature will…

 
Halcyon’s Shining Shores shows their energy supporting living composers is rewarding for audiences

For Halcyon, their last concert for 2018 could be considered something of a landmark for the vocal chamber group. Formed in 1998 by mezzo-soprano Jenny Duck-Chong and soprano Alison Morgan, the ensemble has been a leading light in the fostering…

 
Halcyon transported listeners to a beautiful world of autumn winds, icy hills and footsteps in the snow

Page, Sitsky and Schultz were all able to take well-deserved bows and join the other listeners in congratulating Halcyon on crafting yet another unforgettable concert of contemporary treasures.

 
Sine & Syrinx: Jane Sheldon & Alison Morgan

So often when reviewers write about a concert where there is new music most of the writing concerns the compositions and the performers are largely ignored.

 
Halcyon and Soundstream Collective: Stolen

New Music Network Presents: Stolen Halcyon and Soundstream Collective Saturday 6 September 6, Sydney Conservatorium, Music Workshop Geoffrey Collins, flute in hand, took his seat in absolute silence. His three colleagues did the same. A long, pregnant pause. No-one breathed.…

 
Halcyon’s Giving Voice: A beacon in Sydney’s musical culture

A beacon in Sydney’s musical culture & again the performances were exemplary & at the service of the music. One of the most important & satisfying concerts in Sydney.

 
Halcyon: Women’s Work

It’s not often you can come out of a concert and say one of the featured composers was sitting directly behind you and another was two rows ahead of you. But that was indeed the case with Halcyon’s Women’s Work…

 
Kingfisher: Songs for Halcyon

When any music ensemble commemorates 15 years it is cause for celebration but when that group specialises in music of ‘now’ and in particular that of Australian composers it is appropriate for all to cheer and to do so with a…

 
Acacia & Halcyon’s rehearsal performance = a great preview of tonight’s concert

We were privileged enough to attend a lunchtime rehearsal concert for The Acacia Quartet and Halcyon’s current concert program. It was a short program and it left US wanting more. The venue, the New Hall at Sydney Grammer School is…

 
Behind the scenes with Acacia & Lyle Chan

A beaming Lyle Chan greeted the Acacia Quartet earlier today by saying, ‘It’s funny how I always get to hear my music for the very first time whilst walking along the footpath! It is just wonderful hearing my music float…