The Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 is thrilled to presented the internationally acclaimed, award winning The Song Company, with Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, at MISF for the first time, in “True Love Story” on Friday 8 June at Deakin Edge.

An Autobiographical mediaeval French Romance in a time of War and Plague as told by Poet and Composer Guillaume De Machaut. Against the backdrop of the Hundred Years’ War and the Black Death this “true” love story from the Middle Ages charts the passionate affair between the 14th century’s most celebrated poet and composer, Guillaume de Machaut, and his super-fan, a beautiful noblewoman called Péronnelle d’Armentières. Their poetry, their letters, and Machaut’s extraordinary music combine to produce a unique semi-staged multi-sensory experience.

The Song Company is Australia’s Premier Vocal Ensemble. Since the dawn of history, the human voice and the act of singing have been intrinsically linked with storytelling and the acquisition of culture. The Song Company belongs to a land whose first peoples used songlines and vocal music to pass knowledge and culture from generation to generation, and is proud to continue that tradition, in a unique way, sharing music from across western and non-western art traditions. From its beginnings in 1984 the ensemble’s schedule has grown to include a mix of national and international touring, a subscription series in cities across Australia, recording and broadcast projects, education activities, and special collaborative projects.

Participants in the Melbourne International Singers Festival will receive FREE ENTRY to this Recital and ALSO have the chance to workshop with The Song Company on Friday June 8!

To register for the Festival OR to find out all about our exciting full Festival program please go to http://schoolofhardknocks.org.au

Now in its 9th consecutive year, Melbourne International Singers Festival will be led by Guest Conductor RICHARD GILL AO and Australia’s finest conductors, musicians and singers including: The Song Company, Choir of Hard Knocks, MEN ALOUD!, XL Arts, Warren Wills, Claire Patti and Dr Jonathon Welch AM. BE CHALLENGED, INSPIRED & ENTERTAINED! An unforgettable weekend at #MISF18

Tickets for True Love Story can be booked at http://song.company/true-love-story
(Adult $65 / Concession $60 / Under 30 $40)

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