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Stations of Creation


Stations of Creation

  • Date: Friday, 27 November 2009, 8pm
  • Venue: St Ives Uniting Church — cnr Douglas St and Mona Vale Rd, St Ives, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $20, children: $10, concession: $10 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9449 6004

Event Details

'All heaven shouted for joy: Stations of Creation 2009' is a musical celebration of the wonder and joy of creation and birth, presenting ten brand-new and inspired musical works. Each of the composers has contributed a work that will be performed by an elite ensemble of Sydney’s finest classical musicians in two evening concerts at the St Ives Uniting church on November 27 and 28.

The brainchild of the church’s minister, Reverend Dr Doug Purnell, this year’s Stations of Creation is the second in an impressive initiative to commission new musical works following the example from last year’s inaugural and highly successful Advent concert. It is the latest offshoot stemming from the church’s parallel Stations of the Cross project where prominent artists are invited to submit commissioned art works, displayed during the Easter season. These art exhibitions have attracted thousands of visitors during the past three years, and the program has been replicated this year in Perth, Melbourne and Auckland.

Each composition is themed on one of the following ten ‘creation’ subjects: The Creation, The Risk of Birth, Conception, Muteness, The Quickening, Gestation, The Birth, The Mother’s song of Joy, The Naming and the Circle of Creation. There will be a CD recording of the performances available to order on the night.

Composers : Dan Walker, Andrew Batt-Rawden, Corin Bone, Alex Pozniak, Amelia Schmidt, Katy Abbott, Steve Hodgson, Annie Hsieh, Anthony Lyons and Bryony Marks.

Performers: Alison Morgan (soprano) and Jenny Duck-Chong (mezzo soprano) of Halcyon, James Cuddeford (violin), Nicole Forsyth (viola), Daniel Yeadon (cello), Shaun Tarring (percussion) and Geoffrey Gartner (conductor).

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9449 6004 or by email to stationsofcreation@gmail.com

Featured Australian Works

Ex Nihilo Omnia Fit (duos: soprano, mezzo-soprano with chamber ensemble) (2009) by Andrew Batt-Rawden — World premiere
— performed by Geoffrey Gartner, Shaun Tarring, Daniel Yeadon, Nicole Forsyth, James Cuddeford, Jenny Duck-Chong and Alison Morgan

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