Songbirds at Old 505

To celebrate the release of our recent ABC Classic release, Songbirds, Ensemble Offspring return to the Old 505 with a program of favourites from the twittersphere, alongside pied butcher bird melodies and chirpy hymns.

With a little help from six revered local and international composers plus special guest pianist Sonya Lifschitz – Claire Edwardes (percussion), Jason Noble (clarinet/bass clarinet) and Lamorna Nightingale (flutes) present a program of works as breathtaking as a lyrebird’s tail.

Join our instrumentalists for their triumphant homecoming and be immersed in live sounds once more!


Thursday August 6
5 Eliza St, Newtown
7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show (1 hour) 
(2nd show added when sold out @ 6pm)

Tickets $45 (includes a free drink worth $10)
NOTE: Audience will be seated in household “bubbles” – get together in a couple or a group of 4 to purchase a ticket bundle!


Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Sonya Lifschitz (piano)


Hollis Taylor/Jon Rose – Bitter Springs Creek 2014 (2019) 8’
Olivier Messiaen – Abyss of the Birds (1940) 7’
Brett Dean – Letters from the Twittersphere (2015) 3’
Brenda Gifford – Mungala (2019) 5’
John Luther Adams – 3 Canticles of the Birds Movt 1 & 2 (2013) 10’
Gerard Brophy – Beautiful Birds Movt 1, 2 & 3 (2019) 15’