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Of The Body (Festival Of Voices)

June 29 @ 8:00 pm


festival of voices

Luminescence Chamber Singers perform a musical dissection.

The 1500s heralded a new fascination with the human figure when dissection transformed our understanding of anatomy, and the body became the subject of scientific and artistic fixation.

Of The Body couples 16th-century inspiration with 21st-century interpretation, performed as a major new song cycle by composer Dan Walker, alongside rarely heard Renaissance repertoire. Drawing on Buxtehude’s masterpiece, Membra Jesu Nostri, each movement of Dan Walker’s composition is devoted to an anatomical part of the body: the eyes, the hands, the mouth, the feet, the blood, and finally, the heart.

A musical dissection of sorts, Of the Body traverses sex, sensuality, the senses and more, exploring what it means to be embodied in a digital age, our relationship to our corporeal form, our flesh and blood.

A pre-concert talk by Roland Peelman AM, Artistic Director, will take place in the Ian Potter Recital Hall at 7.20 pm.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Music Australia and Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body.

“Few musical experiences can compare to the sound of unaccompanied human voices. These singers showed that the voice reigns supreme in the world of music.“ – Canberra City News


Early bird – $49
Full price – $59

Early bird tickets are now sold out

Booking fee

  • For bookings with a total value of $15 or less, a booking fee of $3 will be added upon check-out.
  • For bookings with a total value between $15.01 and $199.99, a booking fee of $5 will be added upon
  • For bookings with a total value of $200 or more, a booking fee of $10 will be added upon check-out.


1hr 10mins

VENUE: Ian Potter Recital Hall

Getting to the venue 

  • The Ian Potter Recital Hall is within the Theatre Royal Building at 19-27 Campbell St, Hobart TAS 7000 
  • Drop off car spaces are available at the entrance to the Theatre Royal on Collins Street. 
  • accessible parking spaces are available outside the Theatre Royal on Collins Street (1 hour time limit applies)
  • Please follow this link to experience a virtual tour of the venue. 


June 29
8:00 pm
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Theatre Royal
29 Campbell St.
Hobart, TAS 7000 Australia
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