Sydney Sacred Music Festival

SSMF 2019 2 Welcome to the Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2019, our ninth year celebrating an extensive range of music, ceremony and art. The festival is yet again bringing diverse artists and cultures together to create new work, showcase hidden treasures from our community, and present events in interesting spaces. This year’s highlights include: Universal Rhythms, featuring some of Australia’s finest musicians collaborating with local communities to create a non-stop performance that culminates in a cosmic grand finale. This concert features jazz legend David Jones and the multi-lingual Aurora Choralis with Ghanaian drummers and Sudanese Sufis. Nothing But The Present, in which we return to The Armory at Sydney Olympic Park for our annual Building 20 event. Our showcase this year is world-renowned percussionist Claire Edwardes , the ever sensational Fantastic Terrific Munkle led by Sam Golding and Triglav , a new work inspired by Slavic mythology combining Macedonian dance, Bulgarian vocals, electronic sounds and visuals. We invite you to be part of our three-day SSMF Ashfield EDGE Hub, or come to one of our free community events in Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Many thanks to our wonderful artists, Create NSW, Inner West Council, Riverside Theatres Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, City of Parramatta and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for their support. Richard Petkovic Artistic Director Welcome