REVIEW: SONG COMPANY TRIUMPHS OVER DIFFICULT WORKS

DESCRIBED as a vocal symphony, “One-Equal-Music” is something of a requiem to the World War I fallen. It’s in five movements: no noise nor silence, but one equal music … no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession … no foes nor friends, but an equal communion and identity … no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light … no ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity … If you think that sounds esoteric, then the music was equally so. But it was also highly intellectual and intensely technical – very difficult to sing. The piece is a collection of music by composers as diverse as Rachmaninov or Stravinsky and Australians Ella Macens, Ruth McCall or Ross Edwards. Between them, and there are o