Sunday 27 February 2022  |  2:30PM

* This concert has been rescheduled from its original date of Sunday 26 September 2021 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Ticket holders have been contacted via email and SMS.


Avé is a Latin word, used by the Romans as a salutation and greeting, meaning 'hail'. It is the singular imperative form of the verb avēre, which meant 'to be well'.

Katie Noonan is a five-time ARIA Award winning artist who has produced twenty studio albums throughout her eclectic career. Since rising to fame twenty years ago as the lead singer of indie rock band george, Katie has engaged in cross-genre collaborations with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Dance Company, Queensland Ballet, guitarist Karin Schaupp, and the Brodsky Quartet.

In April 2021, mezzo soprano Fiona Campbell, tenor Andrew Goodwin and bass baritone Andrew O'Connor – all highly acclaimed Australian soloists in their own right – joined Katie to form the Australian Vocal Ensemble (AVÉ), receiving a five-star review in Limelight for their debut concert in Brisbane.

Committed to telling uniquely Australian stories, AVÉ will present new works based on the poetry of iconic Australian writer David Malouf, by Stephen Leek, Jessica Wells, Anne Cawrse, Isaac Hurren, Thomas Green, Robert Davidson, Alice Humphries, David Hirschfelder, Iain Grandage and Katie Noonan – alongside new arrangements of music by Bach, Handel and Tomás Luis de Victoria.

Duration | Approximately two hours, including a twenty-minute interval.
Note | Complimentary afternoon tea will be served during the interval.


Stephen Leek (b. 1959) / David Malouf (b. 1934)

Jessica Wells (b. 1974) / David Malouf (b. 1934)
In the Sea's Giving

Iain Grandage (b. 1970) / David Malouf (b. 1934)

Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548–1611)
Heth Misericordiae

Anne Cawrse (b. 1981) / David Malouf (b. 1934)

Isaac Hurren (b. 1978) / David Malouf (b. 1934)
The Catch

David Hirschfelder (b. 1960 / David Maluof (b. 1934)
The Garden

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (arr. Andrew Goodwin)

Thomas Green / David Malouf (b. 1934)
Typewriter Music and First Night

Robert Davidson (b. 1965) / David Malouf (b. 1934)

George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
'Tu del Ciel Ministro eletto' from Il trionfo del Tempo e della Veritŕ, HWV 46

Alice Humphries / David Malouf (b. 1934)
From the Book of Whispers

Katie Noonan (b. 1977) / David Malouf (b. 1934)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Mache dich, mein Geist, berereit, BWV 115

VI. Chorale: Drum so laßt uns immender in G (Gubbi Gubbi translation by Lydon Davis, Noongar translation by Gina Williams, Gadigal translation by Joel Davison)

Andrew Goodwin (b. 1979)
Peace I Leave You With (text John 14:27)


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