Past Performances

Barwon park flyerAn afternoon of music from Scotland and Australia in the beautiful surroundings of National Trust mansion Barwon Park, presented by ROBERT CHAMBERLAIN (piano) and ICON TRIO (Justine Anderson – soprano, Vivien Hamilton – mezzo-soprano, Jeannie Marsh – alto)

Scotland and Australia share many connections, especially in the Western District of Victoria, home to Barwon Park. This program brings together music and words from both countries, from many eras: Scottish favourites such as Skye Boat Song, Charlie is my Darlin’, Ye Banks and Braes, poems of Robert Burns; songs by Scottish composers such as James MacMillan, Thea Musgrave, Judith Weir; piano solos by Peter Maxwell Davies, Percy Grainger; and new Scots Haiku trios commissioned by Icon Trio from Melbourne composers.

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Laverocks Tweedlin/Larks Singing

Stage Two of the Scots Haiku Project

with special guest lutenist Rosemary Hodgson
(rescheduled performance of October event)
Friday 12th December
Church of All Nations,
180 Palmerston St,
Entry by donation
Witty, mysterious, playful, serene Scots haiku by Scottish poet Bruce Leeming, in Lallans Scots and English. Set to music by Melbourne composers: Matan Franco, Wendy Hiscocks, Clare Johnson, May Lyons, Christine McCombe, Mark McSherry, Lauren Morgan, Peter Neville, Johanna Selleck, Kystal Tunnicliffe and Irine Vela.


Scottish Fling Festival Immigration Museum

Icon Trio are thrilled to be a part of :

Piping Hot Scots – Sunday 16th November 11.00 – 4.00 at the Immigration Museum

Thrill to the stirring sounds of pipe bands, traditional and contemporary folk music, and the beautiful voices of the Scottish Gaelic Choir. Admire the fancy footwork of Highland and country dancers and join the fiddle frenzy as Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club play old and new tunes, alongside Taliska, Fiona Ross & Band, Matthew Robertson and David South. Discover what Scottish haiku poetry set to music sounds like with a capella group Icon Trio.
The Scottish Fling Festival runs 11.00 – 4.00 on Sunday 16th November and Icon Trio will be doing pop-up events at various locations around the building during the day.

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Sunday 06 July 2014 2:30 PM – 3.30 PM
Art Gallery of Ballarat – Williamson Gallery
Admission: Free

Listen to haiku poems written in Scots and set to music by eleven Melbourne composers, performed by a cappella ensemble Icon Trio. This rich and varied collection of songs draws from a collection of haiku by Scottish poet Bruce Leeming and captures the wit, melancholy, exuberance and mystery of Leeming’s delightful miniatures of Scottish life. A free Sunday concert in association with For Auld Lang Syne.

Image 3Laverocks tweedlin (Larks singing)

3pm 13th October 2013

Early Music Studio, Melbourne University

A public showing of new vocal works created for Icon Trio, setting to music the poetry of Bruce Leeming.

UK 2010 088 (2)Melbourne University Lunchtime Concert

1pm 9th July 2012

Melba Hall

Vocal music ranging from 13th Century Europe, to new works by three Melbourne composers.

UK 2010 165Monash University Lunchtime Concert

1pm 30th August 2012

Robert Blackwood Hall

Vocal music ranging from 13th Century Europe, to new works by three Melbourne composers.

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8.15 15th & 16th October 2011

Medieval chant and songs; Tallis, Byrd, Chesnokov, Theodorakis, Tavener, Glass, Bryars, with music created for the event by Melbourne composers Mark McSherry, Peter Neville, Irine Vela.