United We Share
Directed by Glenda Lynelle
Accompanied by Helen Angove
Whilst celebrating cultural differences and honouring the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019, Illumina Voices will take you on a journey of UNITY through DIVERSITY, where MUSIC is the universal language. We find our shared music bringing us connections with people, ideas, hopes, dreams and at the same time, honouring all that is different between us.
Kayama and In Caelum Fero from Songs of Sanctuary by Karl Jenkins and Eatnemen Vuelie by Frodhe Fjellheim (Frozen) with their world music feel; beautiful classical gems – Al Shlosha and Nigra Sum; toe-tapping Juntos by Jim Papoulis; a gorgeous acappella arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah; the thought-provoking United We Share by Rosemary Nairn and the fabulous Baba Yetu (The Lord’s Prayer in Swahili) written by Christopher Tin, are among the wonderful repertoire of this concert.
Our Guest Artist is singer/songwriter Nancy Bates. With such a rare vulnerability, Bates bares herself through deep dived words, and a voice that can only be described as pure soul. Emerging from the wings of Archie Roache after four years of touring as backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Bates’ musical growth is simply undeniable. Her songs are pure emotion; a gift to the human spirit.
Come and immerse yourself in this rich selection of choral works as we celebrate our combined humanity through song.
The choir is a not-for-profit organisation who proudly support health projects associated with women, children and families.