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Sydney Festival: Night of the Soul

21 January @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT

Lie amongst the raw sandstone and towering columns of The Cutaway and let the lush acoustics of this vast, cathedral-esque space surround you. This is an altogether different way to experience the sonic beauty of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ Chamber Singers.

With no chairs in sight, you’ll relax into the comfort of your cushion, yoga mat or blanket and settle into the sweet spot between meditation and active listening. Musically, the journey travels from darkness to light, book-ended by some of the oldest music in Western culture, the medieval Gregorian chant. As day fades to dusk and the soundwaves wash over you, you’ll enter that magical world of twilight and leave with a sense of collective connection to the power of music and the human voice.

Curated and conducted by Brett Weymark, this magical program includes Norwegian Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night of the Soul and Luminous Night of the Soul alternating between moments of peaceful stillness and rhythmic brightness, American Eric Whitacre’s translucent Nox Arumque and Lux Arumque, Arvo Pärt’s mesmerising Spiegel im Spiegel, all centred around Samuel Barber’s immortal Agnus Dei.


21 January
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
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Barangaroo Reserve
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
02 9255 1700
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