Melbourne Festival and MPavilion present

Accademia Arcadia sings William Byrd

A performance of one of William Byrd’s most-loved works, the Mass for three voices, flanked by two of the composer’s motets for the same alto-tenor-bass combination.

Repertoire: William Byrd (c.1540–1623), O gloriosa Domina, Mass for three voices, Regina caeli laetare


Christopher Roache is a Melbourne based tenor and countertenor, working both as a freelance singer and singing teacher.  Completing his Bachelor of Music with honours at The University of Melbourne in 2009, he has since spent 2 years singing in the UK, with one year as both an alto and tenor choral scholar at Wells Cathedral. Christopher is currently working as a voice tutor at Trinity College, The University of Melbourne.  Christopher is also singing as a tenor with the Trinity College Choir and at St James Old Cathedral, Melbourne.  He recently performed as the countertenor soloist in the Woodend Winter Art Festival's performance of Haydn's Nelson Mass and Mozart's Vespers of a Confessor. Christopher also sings regularly with The Consort of Melbourne and The Australian Chamber Choir, as well as just recently singing as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in a recent concert with Ben Folds.

Composer, conductor and performer Dan Walker is one of Australia’s most in-demand choral specialists. He has had works commissioned by the Sydney Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Gondwana Choirs and Halcyon. As a performer, Dan is a member of the Consort of Melbourne, St James Old Cathedral Singers, Sydney-based Cantillation, and Pinchgut Opera. He is often a guest with The Song Company and was a founding member of early music ensemble ‘The Parson’s Affayre’.   He is a keenly sought-after conductor, often appearing as chorus-master for the Sydney Symphony, and is Artistic Director of Choristry and Habeas Chorus, the choir for the Melbourne legal community.

Jerzy Kozlowski has a wide experience in performing music from all ages, ranging from a recent recital of songs by Hugo von Montfort set to music by Bürk Mangolt (1415),   Plutone in Peri’s ‘Euridice’ (1600), to the role of Arthur in Iain Grandage’s ‘The Riders’ (2014), for which he received a Green Room Award nomination. Recent ensemble concerts include working with The Consort of Melbourne and a performance of Arvo Pärt’s ‘Passio’ with the Gloriana Chamber Choir.


Christopher Roache (alto)
Dan Walker (tenor)
Jerzy Kozlowski (bass)