Trees and flower images for Songs of the Earth concert

Songs of the Earth

4pm Saturday 9 September 2023


Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre
406 Montague Road, West End
(entrance via Drake Street)

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This one-of-a-kind event will take you on a musical journey through the rich traditions of gardening and cultivation in Australia and Europe to the global environmental awakening of the 20th century.

Through powerful melodies and poignant lyrics, you’ll gain profound insights into humanity’s connection with the Earth and glimpse into how our past may inform our future.

Join us for an evening of awe-inspiring music and thought-provoking reflections that will leave you inspired, enlightened, and eager to embrace a brighter tomorrow. We are excited to present this, our premiere concert under our new name: ChoirWorks.

Jerry Coleby-Williams (from ABC-TV’s Gardening Australia) will provide expert commentary in his own inimitable style as we go on this journey through the natural world.

Ticketing for this event is via the venue: Thomas Dixon Centre

Jerry will talk about:

  • Flora of the Past including aspects of old European and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and history.
  • Focus on global awakening of the late 20th century and the need to preserve seeds in banks such as the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.
  • The Future – How we may have to live differently including reviving some of the traditional practices of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Flyer for concert Songs of the Earth at 4pm on 9 September 2023

Listen to a program snippet – James Mulholland’s beautiful setting of “A Red, Red Rose”

And another original composition “The Soul of a Tree” by Amy F. Bernon

Printed programmes will be available, but if you prefer you may download an electronic copy.