The Song Company – Burden of Truth

Albert Hall, Canberra
Thursday 10 June 2021 at 7pm

Fifty years ago, English composer Gavin Bryars was struck by a tape loop of a homeless person singing a fragment of a hymn tune. He added harmonies and instruments and created Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet – a hypnotic piece that has since gained a cult following around the world.

Barbie spoke with The Song Company’s Artistic Director, Antony Pitts

In 2021, The Song Company performs the a cappella world première of Bryars’ new 32-part, choral anniversary version.

The program also features a new 25-part choral motet, Transiens, based on the glorious music of the Eton Choir Book by The Song Company Artistic Director Antony Pitts. Transiens was inspired after Pitts’ road trip from Uluru northward to Kakadu early in 2020.

The Song Company also releases its extraordinary album recording – produced under Covid lockdown conditions by 34 singers recorded remotely and produced to coincide with the tour.

The full album recording is available now through The Song Company Digital Membership and has been digitally released on The Song Company Bandcamp profile  – https://thesongcompany.bandcamp.com/. A limited-edition vinyl of the Burden of Truth album is scheduled for July 2021.