“(Cheetham’s) storytelling goes to the heart of our sense of self.” Sydney Morning Herald
Acclaimed Australian Indigenous soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham AO shares her unique life story and the musical journey to discover her belonging. “Aboriginal people have always known their belonging and we have done that through song”, she says. “It’s how we’ve given meaning to everything in our world, but it’s more than a song – it’s a map to our identity”.
Songs of Belonging combines music and storytelling with intimate, powerful and enlightening results. It continues the moving stories of Cheetham’s other celebrated works, including White Baptist Abba Fan and Pecan Summer, Australia’s first Indigenous opera.
Songs of Belonging will premiere new works by Cheetham in the languages of the Yorta Yorta, Gunditjmara and Boon Wurrung people together with the music of Catalani, Cilea, Puccini, Dvorák, Richard Strauss and Vaughan Williams. Accompanied by pianist Toni Lalich, this is a unique narrative recital by one of Australia’s most admired performers.
Duration: approximately 80 minutes, no interval
City Recital Hall and neighbouring restaurant Felix are partnering to bring you the ultimate night out for the perfect Mother's Day gift. Begin your evening with dinner at Felix and then head over to City Recital Hall to see Deborah Cheetham AO in Songs of Belonging.
Felix is an elegant bistro serving classic French fare tucked in Ash Street laneway, just around the corner from City Recital Hall. Awarded One Hat in the 2017 and 2016 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards, Felix will wine and dine you with your choice of either a 2 or 3 course prix fixe menu and a glass of sparkling or red wine.
City Recital Hall Member $55
Under 30 $40
Group 6+ $55
City Recital Hall Member $46
Under 30 $40
Group 6+ $46
Standard: Felix two course dinner, drinks + a ticket $115
Standard: Felix three course dinner, drinks + a ticket $125
City Recital Hall Member: Felix two course dinner, drinks + a ticket $105
City Recital Hall Member: Felix three course dinner, drinks + a ticket $115
Felix, 2 Ash Street, Sydney
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