A singing pilgrimage into the heart of Australia
August 1-15, 2022
Sue Johnson - composer, musical director and recording artist (vocalist, pianist and choral conductor) who has co-produced numerous CDs of original works with various artists and performed nationally and internationally.
SINGING TO THE HEART is a singing journey into the heart of Australia under the musical directorship of SUE JOHNSON, one the most original, inspiring and talented Australian choir directors. This extraordinary journey will travel not just to the physical heart of Australia, but to the heart of things; of nature, of people and of history.
Singing to the Heart
In the tradition of Aboriginals who ‘sung up’ the country in order to give it meaning, Sue will bring both her original music and mastery of ‘improv’ to connect to landscape and people. Apart from being an extraordinary travel experience, this will be a musical tour de force.
After a glorious first five days in the remote South Australia town of Quorn, where we develop our repertoire, the choir travels and sings in remote Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities as well as in some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth.
The landscapes and places through which we travel and sing are some of the most powerful on earth: the majestic Flinders Ranges; the moonscapes of Coober Pedy; in the underground Serbian Church at Coober Pedy; under Uluru at sunset, in the remote Aboriginal Communities of Hermannsburg; in the ancient gorges of the MacDonnell Ranges and in classic Australian remote towns.