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Songs of Destiny


Songs of Destiny

  • Date: Sunday, 22 May 2022, 4pm
  • Venue: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta — Cnr Church St and Market St, Parramatta, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $45 | Children: $20 | Concession: $35 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8839 3399

Event Details

Parramatta’s own symphonic choir River City Voices returns to local stages in 2022 with Songs of Destiny, the first concert in its LUSCIOUS series.

Revel in the full force of the Willoughby Symphony and enjoy the lush sound of Willoughby Symphony Choir as they join River City Voices in Parramatta for the very first time.

With over 100 voices on stage, scale the heights of heaven with Johannes Brahms’ rarely heard Song of Destiny (Schicksalslied), and thrill to the anger of the Gods in his Song of the Fates (Gesang der Parzen). This powerful music paints radically different pictures of the powers that control our destinies. But can we take charge of our own futures?

Local Indigenous composers Troy Russell (The Chant*) and Elizabeth Sheppard (Gandangarragal*) invite us to explore the way forward, in new music of courage and hope.

Featuring River City Voices, Willoughby Symphony & Willoughby Symphony Choir, conducted by Sarah Penicka-Smith & Peter Ellis.

*World premieres, supported by JBS&G

Featured non-Australian music: Brahms

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0409 776 577 or by email to manager@rivercityvoices.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Gandangarragal : Blue Mountains Dreaming (2020) by Elizabeth Sheppard — World premiere
— performed by Sarah Penicka-Smith and River City Voices
The Chant : SATB choir by Troy Russell — World premiere
— performed by Sarah Penicka-Smith and River City Voices

Featured artists

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