Renowned Australian vocal ensemble The Song Company has been placed in Voluntary Administration. The news was first posted on the Company’s website on May 13 with a statement in which the Board of Directors said they had “considered the financial affairs of the Company and it is in [sic] their opinion that the company faces the possibility of becoming insolvent at some future time, if it were to continue to trade.”

The statement said: “Subscribers, donors, benefactors and supporters are notified that until the second meeting of creditors which is scheduled for the 18 June 2019, the Company will not be trading and most events will be postponed or cancelled.”

Founded in 1984, The Song Company’s repertoire covers vocal music from the 10th century to contemporary works. Over its 35-year history, its schedule has grown to include a subscription series in cities around Australia, as well as recording and broadcast projects, and education activities. It has toured nationally and internationally, and has developed an extensive commissioning program.

The Song Company in True Love Story, with Antony Pitts as Machaut. Photograph © Peter Hislop

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