Australian Vocal Ensemble at the Jetty Theatre

AVÉ combines four of Australia’s finest world-class vocalists.

AVÉ – Australian Vocal Ensemble – an acapella quartet focused on celebrating old and new Australian stories and is the long-held dream of Katie Noonan, one of Australia’s most hardworking, versatile and prolific musicians.

Combining four of Australia’s finest world-class vocalists, Katie describes AVÉ’s repertoire, like the Australian culture, as a unique blend of the old and the new.

“The old will be represented in the glorious spiritual music of the late Renaissance and the early Baroque – the golden age of vocal polyphonic writing, while the new will be the modern music of the 20th and 21st Century, with a particular focus on new Australian music,” said Katie.

“We aim to create an unparalleled music experience for audience members – a chance to explore new Australian composers, a chance for audiences to find their own voice and a chance to hear Indigenous songs of their own country alongside late Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces and brand-new works.”

Featuring commissioned works that celebrate Australian identity and place through song from Richard Tognetti, Iain Grandage, Stephen Leek, David Hirschfelder, Connor D’Netto, Thomas Green, Alice Humphries, Zac Hurren, Anne Cawrse, Jessica Wells and Robert Davidson.

Including pieces based on the works of celebrated poet and novelist David Malouf, AVÉ’s ‘Tumbling Like Stars’ will
be at the Jetty Theatre on Friday 8 September at 8 pm.

“I believe it is vital to use the human voice to tell the stories of our time and place, and to encourage our audiences to use their voice,” Katie Noonan said.

“We couldn’t agree more, come along to the Jetty Theatre and enjoy some unique and distinctively Australian stories for all ages, from our beautiful home.

Visit or call (02) 6648 4930 for the Box Office.

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