2014

Manifest the creative process of life through sacred sound:
a dialogue

Welcome to the Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2014.

a celebration of diverse devotional music, ceremony and art 5th - 21st September

 

  • THIS YEAR
  • 2013
  • 2012
Now in our fourth year, we continue to bring communities and artists together to showcase the many ancient traditions and cross cultural musical experiments.
See this year’s line-up!This year, the Festival showcases two new music offerings at Parramatta and Campbelltown. The debut performance of the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra and their ‘sacred symphony’, the ‘three sides of love and death’ and ‘Mujing’ an improvised song cycle of Buddhist chants led by Simon Barker and some of the country’s leading musicians.
From the 5– 21 September we will travel to Mosman, Blacktown, Sydney CBD, Campbelltown, Parramatta, Blue Mountains and several places in between.
Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for ongoing updates or join our database by filling out the contact form on this site.

Celebrating the unity in diversity.

See the line-up!
Richard Petkovic
Festival Director

Welcome to the Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2013. We are now in our third year and continue to bring communities and artists from many traditions and faiths together to celebrate this amazing multicultural country.

From the 1st – 22nd September we will travel to Blacktown, Bondi, Campbelltown, Parramatta, Penrith, Mosman, Wentworth Falls and several places in between, showcasing devotional music both ancient and new, mainstream, new age and cross cultural. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for ongoing updates or join our database by filling out the contact form on this site.

This year, the Festival includes music, film, artist workshops and ceremony at free and ticketed events and we launch our first compilation CD, 14 tracks of diverse music and ceremony from Australian artists participating in this years Festival. The CD is available at most participating venues or follow our links to hear and purchase our CD online.

In anticipation of great music and meeting great people,

Richard Petkovic

Festival Director

With the success of last year inaugural Festival and the ongoing support of our partners, we are now into our second year and we have grown to fill the whole month of September with outstanding music, ceremonies and art throughout Sydney and the Blue Mountains. On 1 September 2012, The Sydney Sacred Music Festival will start with a very special sunrise Aboriginal Whale Ceremony on Balmoral Beach in partnership with Gadigal Information Service Aboriginal Corporation, Mosman Art Gallery and the Cultural Arts Collective. All are welcome to attend and celebrate with Uncle Max Harrison the rising of Grandfather (Sun) and the singing up of Guruwal (the Whale).
During the month we will travel to Parramatta, Campbelltown, Blacktown, Penrith, Leura, Bondi and places in between showcasing devotional music both ancient and new, diverse, mainstream, new age and cross cultural. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for ongoing updates or join our database by filling out the contact form on this site.

Festival Highlights

 

Mujing
Mujing is a collaborative work performed and conceived by Simon Barker, Bae il Dong, Phil Slater, Riley Lee, Matt McMahon, ...

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More events coming soon!