Sydney's fourth annual Sacred Music Festival, an Interfaith Multicultural Music Festival, will be held on the 5th and 7th of September. Riverside Theatres will host two concerts of cross-cultural sacred music.
Sydney's "Sacred Music Festival" is a celebration of the power of music. It aims to bring people of diverse faiths together. The festival is a celebration of the power of music and aims to bring people of diverse faiths together to showcase many ancient traditions and cross-cultural musical experiments.
In its debut performance, the premiere of "Three Sides of Love and Death", the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra will present some of Sydney's top world musicians. There will be a 14 piece orchestra, which will include artists from Sudan, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Gambirra Illume (Indigenous vocalist). The choral section ranges from Mongolian throat singing to a tenor vocal from East Turkistan. The Sydney World Music Chamber will explore universal themes of unconditional love and rites of passage through stories and music.
Three Sides of Love and Death will be performed on the 5th September at 7.30pm, Lennox Theatre, Riverside Theatres. Ticket prices range from $16.00 to $33.00 and can be purchased online at the Box Office or phone 02 8839 3399 for bookings, tickets or further enquiries.
The Choir of Love is a community cultural development initiative. It was founded in 2012 and has local community members from Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac Iraqi backgrounds. The 20 piece choir is made up of performers from refugee backgrounds. They will perform 90 minutes of hymns and sacred music from Iraq.
The Choir of Love will be performed on the 7th of September at 3.00pm. Price of tickets ranges from $16.00 to $33.00. Tickets can be purchased online at the Box Office or phone 02 8839 3399 for bookings, tickets or further enquiries.
In between times, on Saturday 6th September, you can also attend a series of films at The Riverside Theatre. Still with a multi-cultural theme, the films will be shown throughout the day and evening on Saturday 6th September.
Starting with the film "Fire" at 12.00pm, there are four films being played on Saturday. "Fire" will be shown at 12.00pm, then "Earth" at 2.30pm, "Water" at 5.00pm, and "Samsara" at 7.30pm. More details about the films, including prices of tickets, can be found at The Riverside What's On web page.