The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra celebrates the remarkable creative achievements of Hildegard von Bingen, the twelfth-century polymath whose life story and body of work continue to resonate through the ages.
Hildegard was a visionary and entrepreneurial German abbess who travelled widely as a linguist, mystic, scholar, naturalist, scientist, philosopher, poet and a composer. Nine centuries after her death, Universal Woman pays tribute to this iconic trailblazer with a moving and thought-provoking program curated by the orchestra’s celebrated artistic director, Paul Dyer.
The program also features a selection of Hildegard’s own songs and poems, narrated live by a prominent Australian actor.
A Sydney Festival exclusive, Universal Woman takes place inside the spine-tingling acoustics of St Mary's Cathedral Crypt, with five performances led by singers from the Brandenburg Choir as well as the Brandenburg musicians on period instruments.
Runtime: 60 mins
Mon 18 Jan at 7pm
Tue 19 Jan at 7pm
Wed 20 Jan at 2pm
Wed 20 Jan at 7pm
Thu 21 Jan at 2pm
Sat 23 Jan at 7.30pm
General Admission Full Price – $70
+ booking fee
An accessible toilet will be located on site, near the entrance to St Mary’s Cathedral Crypt.
Face masks are mandatory at all Sydney Festival events for all patrons 13 years and older, in line with NSW Government regulations. A face mask is required at all times while inside foyers, theatres and outdoor venues, including during performances. Children 12 and under are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.
Artistic Director Paul Dyer AO
Narrator Kate Box
Script Michael Costi
Medieval Flute & Recorder Melisa Farrow
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
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