Hamish Gould: Scattered Self

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24 April 2021 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm St. James Old Cathedral, Cnr King & Batman Sts, West Melbourne 3003


Watch the Online Concert here


Saturday, 24 April, 2021
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM AEST

St. James Old Cathedral
Cnr King & Batman Sts, West Melbourne 3003

This event is cashless. Payment at the door by card only

While the online concert is free, we rely on your generosity to support our artists during this time. You can show your support by either buying a ticket below or donating. The funds from your donations will go toward the musicians you see and help us to continue operating into the future.

Hamish Gould: Scattered Self


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Full Price, Concession/Low Income

Aside from limited parking along Batman St, the Queen Victoria Market has paid parking and is approximately a 10 minute walk to the church.


We understand that circumstances such as pension or study don’t always dictate how financially stable one may be at any point in time. A full price ticket goes a long way in sustaining our artists’ careers, but we also want to trust that attendees are able to make their own choices regarding what they can and can’t afford (that, and we really want you to come). There is no threshold or official requirement in purchasing a low income ticket, it is simply what you are comfortable paying.


For help with ticket purchase or for further enquiries, please contact Caterina Turnbull.

Scattered Self

Music for the 21st Century Countertenor


Scott A. Aschauer Lapis Philosophorum
Haydn Reeder Breathtaker
Declan Postlethwaite Bewilderment
Janet Oates (UK) Le Roi s’explique
Wendy Suiter Waiting
Lewis Horrigan Ingham A Brief Tour of Misguided Thoughts
Kitty Xiao the intimacy of strangers

In collaboration with the Melbourne Composers’ League, experience a very special concert that showcases a unique voice type and the extraordinary talents of 7 composers writing today. Hamish Gould shows off his chops by performing a variety of works written especially for him. Shatter your expectations of what a countertenor should sound like in this never before heard repertoire. Stay in and stay comfy or join us in the city at St. James Old Cathedral – this concert is simultaneously live and online.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

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English born, Melbourne-based countertenor, Hamish Gould, completed his Master of Arts (Music Performance) at Monash University in 2019, researching and performing contemporary countertenor arias under the tutelage of Dr. Joel Crotty and Merlyn Quaife.

In 2013 and 2016, Hamish performed on 3MBS’s competition ‘The Talent’, represented Monash University as a finalist for the Lyceum Club’s Margaret Sutherland Competition in 2014, and was a prize winner in the Boroondara Eisteddfod in both 2015 and 2016. In 2017, Hamish won the Monash Aria and Concerto Competition, resulting in a performance with the Monash Academy Orchestra later that same year. He was a finalist for the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition in 2019, and a reserve finalist in 2018 and 2020.

Throughout his studies, Hamish has received the Jean Robinson award for the highest overall mark as a first-year undergraduate vocalist, the Anna Chmiel Memorial Fund Prize for Voice, and the Faculty of Arts Dean’s Recognition Award. He has also fully funded during both his Honour’s and Master’s degrees, receiving scholarships and stipends for the majority of his studies.

He has performed as a soloist for Box Hill Chorale, Victoria Chorale, and the Art of Sound Orchestra numerous times. He also has frequently performed as an alto soloist for Bach Cantata Services at St John’s Church, Southgate. He played the Sorcerer in XL Arts’ production of Dido and Aeneas, which was described as “a particular highlight [and] especially terrifying in the best of ways”. He has also given numerous solo recitals for the Lyceum Club, the Melbourne Club, and the Melbourne East Arts Festival. Regarding contemporary classical music, Hamish was the solo countertenor in Matthew Sleeth’s multimedia performance art piece ‘Drone Opera’. In 2019, he branched out as an international artist, playing the main role of Caesar in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto in Auckland, New Zealand.

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