JOSIE & THE EMERALDS Sacred Spaces – The Convent of Mercy,30 Queen Street, Singleton NSW 2330
Each year Josie and the Emeralds celebrate St Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music, with music that was performed on St Cecilia’s Day in late 17th Century London, one of the most eagerly anticipated music days of the year. Henry Purcell, John Blow and Giovanni Battista Draghi were renowned for the “excesses of pleasure” they created for this “glorious day” where St Cecilia is cast as the “Divine Cecilia,…Our art’s inspirer, Music’s patroness”.
This program features excerpts from these Odes to St Cecilia, madrigals and consorts from the English Renaissance and music that pays homage to refugees in Australia’s offshore detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru. It will be performed in the stunning Sisters’ Chapel.
Josie and the Emeralds are Josie Ryan, (soprano), Brooke Green (director and treble viol), Fiona Ziegler, Catherine Upex and Annika Stagg (viols). They have been critically acclaimed for their sophisticated performances and innovative programming of Renaissance and contemporary works, including compositions and arrangements by Brooke Green. Their recordings are broadcast on ABC Classic FM and their CD The Emerald Leopard is available on Tall Poppies.
$35 (adult) and $5 (school student) and include a complimentary Convent-made afternoon tea.
Available at www.trybooking.com/TJRX and at the door from 1.30pm.
Arrive from 1.30pm to choose your preferred seat.
If you have a group of 8 or more, we offer a $5 discount on each ticket – please contact our office directly. This is only for prebooked tickets (not at the door)