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The Sydney University Madrigal Society and the Sydney University Musical Society Small Group are delighted to co-present: The Odyssey, an a cappella journey.

Artists and musicians have always been inspired by the fantastical heights of Greek mythology. Tumble through the waves with us with music old and new – we visit the English Renaissance with 16th-century composer Michael East’s Farewell, False Love, and evoke the sound of the sea with Michael McGlynn’s Dúlamán. We revel in the late Romanticism of the 19th century turning into the 20th with Rebecca Clarke’s Philomela. And of course, we visit the modern day with a premiere from Australian composer Bec Hilliard, Cassandra, which has been programmed alongside a sister piece of Hilliard’s, Ariadne.

Pack your rations, embark, and say farewell to the shore – Odysseus was gone from his home in Ithaca for twenty years, but we shall return you in a mere hour and a half.

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Please come prepared to listen, muse, laugh, and contemplate. Join us at the pub afterwards to eat, drink, and make merry!

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