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Josie & the Emeralds - Renaissance music for St Cecilia
Josie and the Emeralds
Renaissance music for viols and soprano - celebrating St Cecilia, the Patron Saint of Music
in the stunning Sisters' Chapel at Sacred Spaces at the Sisters of Mercy Convent
Singleton, Hunter Valley
Sunday 7 October 2018 at 2pm
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.
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.
For more information about the musicians, see their website.Enjoy our country hospitality at afternoon tea.
The Sisters' Chapel at Sacred Spaces at the Sisters of Mercy Convent
30 Queen Street
Singleton, NSW 2330
In Australia's famous Hunter Valley
We are only 1 hour west of Newcastle, and under 2 hours from Sydney (Hornsby)
$35 adult; $5 school student
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If you have a group of 8 or more, we offer a $5 discount on each adult ticket - please contact our office directly. This is only for prebooked tickets (not at the door).Doors open at 1.30pm so that you can choose your preferred seat.
There will also be unreserved tickets available from this time.
Sacred Spaces Office
02 6572 2398 (open Mon to Thurs)
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