Divisi Chamber Singers – a love is a love is a love

Divisi Chamber Singers

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Midsumma Festival & Divisi Chamber Singers


‘A love letter to queerness and the LGBTQIA+ community.’ – Meta Cohen

Divisi is a youth-led not-for-profit organisation that supports early-career creative artists. Through commissioning and performing innovative works and projects, Divisi strives to break down established norms of classical music. Their groundbreaking debut album, Spectrum, stands as a testament to their unwavering dedication, being the first classical record in Australian history exclusively devoted to LGBTQIA+ composers. As part of Midsumma Festival 2024, Divisi continue to amplify the voices of local LGBTQIA+ artists as they present a vibrant program of works by acclaimed Australian queer composers Meta Cohen, Sally Whitwell, and Connor D’Netto.

Winner of the 2021 ABC Composer Commissioning Award, Cohen’s ‘a love is a love is a love’, is a poignant cycle of queer love songs based on the poetry of Australian queer writers. Whitwell’s Spectrum is a multi-movement masterpiece, artfully reflecting the varying shades of the queer experience. In a world premiere, Connor d’Netto’s latest work draws from Bastian Fox Phelan’s moving narrative Stove Photography, as featured in the award-winning podcast Queerstories by Maeve Marsden.

Join Divisi Chamber Singers as they continue to break barriers and inspire in this celebration of queer voices and perspectives.

Praise for Divisi Chamber Singers

‘Queerness has historically been censored or relegated to the margins, so I wanted to insist on queer sexual desire and romantic love being present, centered, and witnessed.’ – Meta Cohen

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Alex Gorbatov voice
Bailey Montgomerie voice
Alex Ritter voice
Anish Nair voice
Marjorie Butcher voice
Monika Harris voice
Coady Green piano


Meta Cohen
a love is a love is a love

Connor D’Netto
Stove Photography

Sally Whitwell