Vanguard Consort stages Saturday Evening Poetry at Previous Customs Property, Freo, with Lydia Gardiner planet premiere

Vanguard Consort promises a poetry slam with a twist at Fremantle’s Previous Personalized House on Saturday, like a environment premiere by soaring WA composer and consort co-ordinator Lydia Gardiner.

The 10-strong experienced ensemble from the Choral Collective, released previous year, has devised a “contemporary acquire on a classical poetry evening”.

“My piece was encouraged by Instagram poetry by @trashfirepoetry,” Gardiner states. “The poems are quirky and relatable, but also unusually poignant and were genuinely entertaining to established. The piece is five shorter movements that present an array of feelings, circumstances and stories that display off the individual talents of the singers, as effectively as their performing chops!

Lydia Gardiner appears with Vanguard Consort at Old Customs House, Fremantle.Digicam IconLydia Gardiner seems with Vanguard Consort at Old Customs Dwelling, Fremantle. Credit: Kenith Png Photography

“The theme of this live performance is a poetry team acquiring with each other and sharing their favourite poems from the previous thirty day period, presenting an eclectic vary from Shakespeare to uncovered poetry to satirical gen Z humour. We then pivot to presenting 1 of the most wonderful parts at any time written, the epic ‘little match girl passion’ by David Lang.”

As with final year’s launch of Vanguard, the venue is the Old Customs Household in Fremantle, which Gardiner claims is “a lovely previous making with a charming acoustic and the great environment for a new audio live performance.

“Vanguard enjoys inviting the audience into the concert experience, which this time will be in the kind of performances of haikus created by viewers customers,” she provides.

Repertoire features Gardiner’s environment premiere and a different by fellow Vanguard singer Stefan Pugliese.

“It will be a extremely remarkable spectacle in that perception,” Gardiner states. “I also imagine that David Lang’s function will shift just about any listener to tears. It is this kind of a unhappy tale and his placing just brings it to lifestyle so fantastically, and I assume it is the kind of perform everyone should see stay at the very least when.”

Programs are by now below way for the subsequent concert, titled Studio, a undertaking begun last calendar year doing the job with emerging Australian composers to check out choral crafting. It will be staged at Aged Customs Residence on Oct 15.

“I really like the venture as it’s just one of the only chances for emerging composers to test out composing for voice, specifically in WA, and then have them executed by a qualified ensemble,” Gardiner says.

Saturday Night Poetry is on June 18, 7.30pm, at Aged Customs Residence, 8 Philimore Street, Fremantle.

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Vanguard Consort launch at Old Customs House, Fremantle.Digicam IconVanguard Consort launch at Old Customs Home, Fremantle. Credit score: Nik Babic

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