Come and be moved
by virtuosic performances of music from multicultural Sydney.
Rare, beautiful and astonishing music and colour from around the world and our suburbs.
In addition to your ticket purchase, you will be able to enjoy some fundraising fun in the break!
Indeed, you will become a valued supporter of this September's "Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2017" in the process and maybe win a free ticket to our wonderful concerts .
Festival FundRaiser, 2 July 2017, 7pm
Camelot Lounge Marrickville
Kim Cunio and Heather Lee have spent 20 years exploring sacred music in its many forms, and the intersection between medieval Islam, Judaism and Christianity. With a vocal range of 4 octaves and an array of forgotten instruments this is a rare opportunity hear spectacular commissioned works such as The Music of The Dead Sea Scrolls (Israeli Department of Antiquities and Art Gallery of NSW, The Temple Project (Melbourne Int. Arts Festival and Australian Jewish Museum), and The Sacred Fire, Music of Hildegard of Bingen (ABC Classics).
BALTHAZAR - a sneak peak into our opening event of this year's Festival...Integrating the sacred through Afro-Uruguayan music and culture (and vodoo!) featuring Mariu Meneses Betervide (Dancer, Choreographer, Costume Designer) and Ney Arrua (Composer, Singer/Songwriter, Musician)
Arjunan Puveendran is one of the leading Australian performers of Carnatic music, believed to be a divine art form which originated from the Hindu Gods and Goddesses and is the primary classical art form of South India. His voice will take you on a sacred journey that describes the yearning of the human soul to be with the supreme soul, the essence of Hindu philosophy. Born in Melbourne to parents of Sri Lankan Tamil origin, Arjun commenced his vocal training with Sivaganga Sahathevan in 2001 under the auspices of the Chandrabhanu Bharatalaya Academy and also learned mridangam (the South Indian double-headed drum) for several years. Arjun featured in concerts as a vocalist and mridangist in music festivals in Melbourne and has recently performed at the Darebin Music Festival and Castlemaine State Festival in Victoria.
Dr Nicholas Ng is a composer/performer who has appeared at Sydney Opera House, Merkin Concert Hall (New York), KunstenFESTIVALdesarts (Brussels), Melbourne International Arts Festival, OzAsia Festival (Adelaide) and Push Festival (Vancouver). He is a master of the Chinese violin or Erhu and will play a contemporary composition that draws from the sacred moment and draws from his instruments ancient past. Nicholas is passionate about spirituality and healing through sound. He works as Music Director at St Mary's Catholic Church and has been involved in the Sydney Sacred Music Festival since 2012.
Cemal Eroglu- bringing traditional Kurdish music on the Baglama
Pegah Varamini (PhD): Music Researcher, Composer, Pianist, Vocalist and director of Hezar Ava Ensemble. Pegah started her exploration of Persian classical music with Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Chamber Orchestra as a pianist and in 1998 and joined “Fars Ladies Chamber Orchestra” conducted by maestro Ali Jafarian. She has also been trained to sing Persian Vocal Radif, a collection of old melodic figures preserved through many generations by oral tradition and will showcase her amazing voice and piano skills at Camelot via Persian Classical composition.
Yaw Derkyi is the musical director for the Ghanaian rhythm and chant ensemble, ‘Karifi’ and has played many cultural festivals over the last 15 years, including: Parramasala 2016, Grass Roots World Music Festival 2014 and Sydney Festival to name a few. Yaw has studied tribal animist rituals and dances from the diverse cultures of Ghana. His infectious smile and attitude will have you dancing and chanting before you know it!