Welcome to the Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2014.
a celebration of diverse devotional music, ceremony and art 5th - 21st September
- THIS YEAR
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:
Celebrating the unity in diversity.
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,