“Alchemy Consort’s interdisciplinary presentation was impeccable.”

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June 14th & 15th 8pm

at Bard’s Apothecary

project — details

Step into the mystical realms of the Arthurian legend with Alchemy Consort, in an eclectic cabaret blending early music and timeless poetry. With drink in hand at Bard’s Apothecary, join the ‘Arthurians’ on a night of storytelling, exploring the many chronicled versions of the enigmatic Arthur; as fated King, Dark Age warrior, tragic romantic, and Messianic figure.

Two very intimate shows at Melbourne's best laneway bar, Bard's Apothecary. Not many tickets so get in quick!


Renaissance Woman

2023, 2024

Alexander’s Feast


The Gunpowder Plot

2022, 2023,

Monteverdi 1641 Vespers


O Bella Rosa



is a Naarm/Melbourne-based chamber ensemble of vocalists who explore dynamic programming of old and new music. Led by director Dr. Gary Ekkel, Alchemy undertakes interdisciplinary collaborations, experiments with use of space and movement, and creates experiences to captivate and inspire. Since commencing in 2021, the ensemble has undertaken projects such as The Gunpowder Plot, an immersive performance exploring the spaces within a disused gunpowder storage facility; Renaissance Woman, a collaboration with baroque harpist Hannah Lane and dancer Arianna Marchiori; and film project Trois Beaux Oiseaux with filmmaker Tim Isaacson and movement director Walt Isaacson. Above all we aim to connect with both urban and regional communities and share the joys of choral music, engaging with young and old audiences alike

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For Triennial EXTRA Alchemy Consort presented a series of choral music performances dedicated to humanity’s enduring fascination with weather and celestial bodies. Over three nights celebrate the universal connection between people and the natural world. Through a curated repertoire, Alchemy Consort delve into the rich tapestry of musical scores that have been inspired by weather phenomena and its impact on us individually and collectively.


Recorded on the banks of the Maribyrnong river at Jack's Magazine gunpowder store, unceded Wurundjeri and Bunurong land.

Performed by Alchemy Consort

Soloists | Hannah Irvine (soprano), Stefanie Dingnis (alto), Ryan Bentley (tenor), Ben Russell (bass)

Music Director | Gary Ekkel

Director, Movement | Walt Isaacson

Editor | Tim Isaacson

Sound | Charlie Irvine and Tom Attard