With signature flair, New Zealand’s most exciting chamber-orchestra takes on the inimitable Icelandic pop artist Björk.

In All is Full of Love, Blackbird Ensemble serves up an audio feast of Björk’s finest songs across the decades, re-imagining her much-loved classics from Debut through to Medulla and Vulnicura.

The line-up includes the talent of electro-indie-pop artist Sarah Belkner (Australia), enchanting singer-songwriter Anna Coddington, emerging soulful star Teeks, and returning Blackbird favourite the ethereal Jessie Cassin. A band of strings, brass, woodwind, keys and percussion presents custom arrangements with beats made live via acoustic instruments, live object manipulation and foley.

Blackbird Ensemble draws musicians from diverse musical backgrounds to perform radical and inventive takes on classical and contemporary genres - from tango to electronica to classical - in evocatively themed settings. Always elaborately costumed, the group has performed multiple productions to sold-out crowds and critical acclaim, with works from Radiohead to Philip Glass, PJ Harvey to Prokofiev.

If you haven’t experienced Blackbird Ensemble before, let this be your time. If you have, we welcome you back. All is full of love.

Every time, they find some way to stop my heart beatingGather and Hunt

“… impressive, provocative, memorable” NZ Herald

“… nothing short of magical” Theatrescenes


If you want to enjoy your Blackbird-do-Björk feast into the witching hour, come to our just-announced late-night show on Friday 11 November at 9.45pm, followed by a set from the DJ's in a class of their own, PE Class, in the Barfoot & Thompson Lounge. Dress up Björk-themed and be in to win sweet prizes!