Black Voices Australian National Tour

Black Voices Australian National Tour

Black Voices Australian National Tour


The internationally acclaimed Black Voices, an a cappella quintet of truly outstanding quality with graceful harmonies and gorgeous tones, have been wowing audiences all over the world for more than 25 years with their unique repertoire of music and performance. Black Voices return to Australia for a national tour in October and November.


The Australian tour begins at the Melbourne Recital Centre and then travels to the Brisbane Town Hall, followed by shows in Sydney and Canberra at the City Recital Hall, Penrith Concert Hall and the Canberra Theatre. Black Voices continue to Adelaide for a performance at Her Majesty's Theatre and then to the Perth Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale for their Melbourne show on Thursday 24th July from Ticketmaster. Tickets for all other Australian shows go on sale Wednesday 6th August.


It is their unique and joyous sound that has seen Black Voices tour the world, sharing stages with greats like Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Take 6 and Wynton Marsalis as well as entertain Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II, Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British Royal Family.


The quintet made their Australian debut in 1999 as part of the Melbourne Festival directed by Sue Nattrass. Black Voices played to sell-out crowds. Due to popular demand and repeated requests, Black Voices returned to Australia in 2001 and 2007. Now they return in 2014 and look forward to presenting their new show to Australian fans.


Their stunning performances and distinctive brand of a cappella is a truly harmonic blend that celebrates their rich African, Caribbean and British heritage with the beautiful ability to cross language and cultural barriers.


Black Voices have been critically acclaimed around the world and we're thrilled that Australian audiences will get the chance to experience what the Los Angeles Times called a 'substantial reminder that amid the crafted din and amplified clutter of modern pop, unaided, unadorned human voices are capable of creating powerful music," and the South China Morning Post hailed as 'electrifying, finger-clicking gospel and impossible to resist!"


England's finest a cappella female quintet, Black Voices perform songs which they describe as 'a carefully woven tapestry" covering a broad spectrum of musical styles and continually adding new threads of colour to their rich fabric of oral music.


Ranging from the vocal traditions of Africa to modern arrangements, from spirituals to gospel, African to Caribbean, blues and jazz, folk, pop and reggae, Black Voices is firmly rooted in music that energises and uplifts, challenges and educates.


Founder and Black Voices' Music Director Carol Pemberton is thrilled to be bringing their unique sound back to Australia. 'I can't wait to perform again for Australian audiences," said Carol. 'We were last in Australia in 2007 where we played to some of the most receptive audiences of our career."


In 2014 Carol was awarded an MBE for her services to music.


Black Voices' upcoming Australian tour will feature a wide-ranging popular, contemporary and traditional repertoire using only their voices to create an unforgettable performance of rare emotional depth and passion.


Black Voices returns to Australia for their national tour in October and November.


Melbourne Recital Centre

Thursday 30 October 2014 7.30pm

Tickets Available From:

Www.Melbournerecital.Com.Au Or 03 9699 3333

Www.Ticketmaster.Com.Au Or 136 100

Tickets On Sale From Thursday 24 July


Brisbane Town Hall

Saturday 1 November 2014 7.30pm

Www.Ticketek.Com.Au  Or 132 849

Tickets On Sale From Wednesday 6 August



City Recital Hall

Sunday 2 November 2014 3pm

Www.Cityrecitalhall.Com Or 02 8256 2222

Tickets On Sale From Wednesday 6 August


Penrith Concert Hall

Tuesday 4 November 2014 7.30pm

Www.Jspac.Com.Au Or 02 4723 7600

Tickets On Sale From Wednesday 6 August



Canberra Theatre

Wednesday 5 November 2014 7.30pm

Www.Canberratheatrecentre.Com.Au Or 02 6275 2700

Tickets On Sale From Wednesday 6 August



Her Majesty's Theatre

Friday 7 November 2014 7.30pm

Www.Bass.Net.Au  Or 131 246

Tickets On Sale From Wednesday 6 August



Perth Concert Hall

Saturday 8 November 2014 7.30pm

Www.Ticketek.Com.Au Or 132 849

Tickets On Sale From Wednesday 6 August