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Time and Place


Time and Place

  • Date: Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Venue: Live streaming event (online only) — National, Australia
  • Tickets: This is a free event

Event Details

On September 9th 2020, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs turns 100.

To celebrate this remarkable achievement in the cultural life of Australia, we will present a cinematic concert featuring newly commissioned works by two of Australia’s most lauded female composers.

Time and Place examines what it means to be part of Australian society through the lens of both indigenous cultures and those many cultures that have come to call this land home.

Tarimi Nulay - long time living here is a choral Acknowledgement of Country written by Deborah Cheetham with text by Matthew Doyle. It is a work that brings us into the moment and lifts the curtain on Elena Kats Chernin and Tamara-Anna Cislowska's world premiere, Human Waves. True stories of struggle and success have been woven into the nine movements that will touch your heart, make you laugh and possibly even bring a tear to the eye.

Hundreds of choristers have recorded themselves in isolation and this will be mixed with live footage of the composer and librettist at the piano to create a unique digital event that celebrates the best of our unusual times.

It is so much more than a concert.

It is an event not to be missed.

Join us.

Deborah CHEETHAM AO Tarimi nulay – Long-time living here (extract)
Elena KATS-CHERNIN AO Human Waves (World premiere)

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