Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay invites everyone to seek and experience the richness of sacred music from Singapore and around the world in its seventh edition of A Tapestry of Sacred Music. Running from 16 to 19 April 2015, the festival is unique in the region for bringing together sacred music performances in a secular setting, across different faiths and cultures, for everyone to enjoy. This year’s line-up includes five ticketed and over 40 free performances.
- The festival’s first co-commission of the renowned late British composer Sir John Tavener’s last major work Flood of Beauty by Esplanade and UK’s Barbican Centre.
- South Africa’s internationally acclaimed Soweto Gospel Choir who will perform their exuberant blend of rich earthy rhythms, glorious harmonies and a capella numbers.
- Noureddine Khourchid & The Whirling Dervishes of Damascus from Syria, who will present a repertoire of inshads (sacred songs) accompanied by rousing percussions and hypnotic whirling dervishes.
- Sacred Songs of Occitan featuring Lo Còr de la Plana, an all-male polyphonic ensemble from the French city of Marseille who sings in Occitan, an ancient language unique to France’s Provence region.
- Iwami Kagura – Ritual Theatre of Shimane by Nishimura Kagura Shachu, featuring one of the most dynamic and vibrant forms of Japanese ritual theatre.
- Pipes in Harmony, a free pipe organ performance by renowned Japanese conductor and organist Masato Suzuki, who will take audiences on a journey across the centuries in an exploration of familiar favourites and hidden gems of the organ repertoire.
For more information, visit www.tapestryofsacredmusic.com
When: 16 - 19 Apr 2015,