For the Beauty of the Earth 

In a time where our travel options are somewhat restricted, many of us have turned to reconnecting with nature and a more ‘close to home’ getaway. In this performance, Vocal Detour will take you on a journey to different countries and different times, in a celebration of plants and animals, the various seasons, and the natural beauty that surrounds us. 

From 16th Century Paris to spring in Italy, European winters to Australian summers, music by Renaissance masters Lassus and Schütz are complimented by Australian works from Kevin Barker, Martin Wesley – Smith, Gordon Hamilton and Brooke Shelley. 

A program as varied in style as in genre, the sumptuous harmonies and complexity of 5 part madrigals are juxtaposed with smooth jazz harmonies and will leave you uplifted and connected with nature. 

Orange: Presented by Orange Regional Conservatorium in association with Musica Viva Australia as part of its Regional Touring program. 

Bellingen: Presented by Bellingen Muse in association with Musica Viva Australia as part of its Regional Touring program. 

Grafton: Presented by Clarence Valley Conservatorium as part of the Grafton Jacaranda Festival, in association with Musica Viva Australia as part of its Regional Touring program.

ANNA FRASER SOPRANO 
HANNAH FRASER MEZZO-SOPRANO 
ANDREI LAPTEV TENOR 
MARK DONNELLY BARITONE 
ANDREW O’CONNOR BASS-BARITONE 

Performance Details

Dates & Times

Orange   25 March 6:30pm
Bellingen   24 September
Grafton   29 October 7:30pm