Directed by powerhouse Liona Tatafu, Halo Vocal Ensemble features a diverse lineup of artists from different communities across Melbourne and Brisbane to perform collaboratively & simultaneously on one stage. The ensemble put a modern spin on the definition of choir, bringing a new sound to the masses. HALO’s transcendental performances see the city’s favourite voices gather in one space to perform collaboratively and collectively, with the combined energy and talent permeating ever deeper with each ethereal harmony.
Having previously sold out their hugely successful shows at Melbourne Music Week x Melbourne Museum Summer Plaza Series in January 2021, Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2021), and MOOMBA (2021, 2022), HALO Vocal Ensemble returned to the stage for an intimate live performance in the round at Melbourne’s The Night Cat performing reimagined classics from the likes of RnB royalty Kanye West, Chaka Khan, Outkast, Kirk Franklin, Nina Simone and Destiny’s Child in April 2022.
The collaborative supergroup brings together some of Melbourne's leading singers, musicians and DJ MzRizk, to perform reimagined arrangements of modern RnB, Soul, Jazz, Gospel, Disco and Hip Hop classics.
Halo Vocal Ensemble members include Thando, Michaela Jayde, Emma Volard, Jay Gabriel, Strictly D.T, Soli Tesema, Lhēon, Zoe Koulbanis, Ally Ely, SKŸE and guitarist Harry Tinney.
"If you love soulful hip-hop classics combined with perfect, soaring harmonies, Halo Vocal Ensemble will take you on an epic journey of nostalgic, iconic moments in music. I couldn't sit still!"
Namila Benson - Art Works Host, ABC TV