On Sunday September 16th 2018, at Wellington’s Hannah Playhouse, Supertonic Choir attempted to go “where no choir has gone before” with their sold-out production of Space: A Choral Odyssey.
In what was described as an immersive performance, Supertonic took on not only an ambitious repertoire, but a technically challenging production. With electronic sounds and atmospheric rock band – ELIM, smoke-machines and mystical lighting, space-themed audiovisual elements, this was a real triumph for the still young choir.
The pinnacle of the programme was A Brief History – a collection of music inspired by Steven Hawking’s acclaimed literary work. ELIM featured heavily in this part of the concert, but perhaps the most exciting were the original choral works composed by members of the choir.
Space: A Choral Odyssey was sold out two weeks in advance – encouraging evidence of keen audiences open to innovation in choral performance!