The Giovanni Consort
In the 22 years since since its foundation The Giovanni Consort has become renowned for its exquisite, high-quality performances of unaccompanied choral music ranging from the medieval period to the present day. We pride ourselves on presenting diverse and engaging musical programs in some of Perth’s most beautiful buildings and acoustics.
The Consort is comprised of some of Perth’s finest choral talent which varies in size depending on repertoire requirements. Our singers have extensive musical backgrounds, with most having studied (or are still studying) music at a tertiary level. Our number includes violinists, pianists and other instrumentalists in addition to trained singers, many of whom can be found performing with the West Australian Opera, Perth's cathedral choirs and other professional engagements.
Our triumphs include sold-out performances at Perth Arena with The Rolling Stones in 2014, a similar concert with The Hilltop Hoods in 2016, the Australian Premiere of Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles at Government House Ballroom, and a hauntingly beautiful performance of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize winning Little Match Girl Passion in our 2015 Season.
A core principle in the group’s artistic mission is develop and nurture young performers in Perth. As a result, some of the city’s great singers have gained vital experience with the Consort. Notable alumni include Rachelle Durkin, Katya Webb, Taryn Fiebig, Iain Grandage, James Clayton and Andrew O'Connor.
The Consort provides enthusiastic and dedicated young musicians with opportunities to extend themselves and gain experience in the professional music industry, and 2017 will be no different as the group allows the performers the opportunity to communicate and display their magnificent artistry in a wide and varied manner.
Become a Supporter of The Giovanni Consort
The Consort relies entirely on ticket sales and the generosity of its patrons and subscribers to pay for the numerous costs associated with presenting a concert, including venue hire, catering, publicity, music, and remuneration for singers and conductors. Please consider making a financial contribution to support the Consort’s ongoing work in our 20th anniversary year and beyond. We look forward to seeing you at our concerts in 2015!
General Manager & Artistic Director: Hugh Lydon
Treasurer: Thomas Friberg
Secretary: Jennifer Cook
Publicist: Sarah Cranfield
Committee Members: Michael Kruger, Gabrielle Scheggia, Ry Charleson, Laura Pitts, Freya Swarbrick
The Giovanni Consort is affiliated with Voice Moves WA. It also leverages the Voice Moves WA public liability insurance policy.