2014

Sacred Films

Fire, Earth, Water and Samsara

Sept 6th

MUJING

September 14th

hymns & sacred music performance from Iraq

September 7th

Choir of Love Concert

Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra

5 September 2014 - 7.30 pm

Sounding the Sacred

Elements Community Celebration

September 6th

Manifest the creative process of life through sacred sound:

a dialogue

Mantra Sounds Festival 2014

September 13th

Closing Interfaith Ceremony

Many notes, one heart

A tribute to Late Pt. Ravi Shankar

Sept 6 - 6.30pm

Sacred Journeys

Multiple artists, venues and event times throughout September

Unity in Music

a showcase of talent in exile.

Wednesday Sept 10th

Welcome to the Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2014.

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

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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Now in our fourth year, we continue to bring communities and artists together to showcase the many ancient traditions and cross cultural musical experiments.
The Sydney Sacred Music Festival is again between the two worlds of ancient and contemporary, showcasing diverse devotional music and the spirit of innovation from the 5– 21 September.

This year, two new cross cultural music performances at Parramatta and Campbelltown are taking on the challenge of working with the ‘moment’ to produce new Australian work, using different approaches. One showcasing established and international legends of world music and the other sharing the hidden musical talents of Western Sydney.

At Parramatta, the debut performance of the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra and their ‘sacred symphony’, the ‘three sides of love and death’, will use world instruments to bring a new life to the classical music form, while at Campbelltown, Simon Barker’s ‘Mujing’, inspired by the art of Chinese Bonsai, will craft and meld Buddhist chants and instrumentation into improvised song cycles.

The Sydney Sacred Music Festival travels to Mosman, Blacktown, Sydney CBD, Campbelltown, Bondi, Parramatta, Blue Mountains and several places in between and would like to acknowledge the vision of the following organisations for their assistance in making the Festival happen each year:

Parramatta Riverside Theatres; Campbelltown Arts Centre; Blacktown Arts Centre; Fairfield Museum and Gallery; Parramatta Artists Studios; Music Hunter Projects

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Celebrating the unity in diversity.

Richard Petkovic
Festival Director

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World whistling champion & Sufi musician Asim Goreshi

The Rhythm Divine, ABC RN

Forgiveness – Uncle Max Harrison

Aboriginal Elder of the Yuin people shares a very personal lesson in life

ABC News 24 – Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2013

ABC News 24 story that covers several performers at the 2013 Festival. Featuring Shohrat Tursun and more…

One day in bankstown

A short film by Richard Petkovic for the Bankstown Arts Centre, looking at the sacred in the music lives of local musicians

Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra – Ngoc Tuan Hoang’s Story

A moving story of survival and celebrating the present filmed at the Orchestra’s first rehearsal.

Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal from Reilly Baker on Vimeo.

Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2012

Introduction to SSMF.