Spirit of Assisi Concert Sydney
A unique event of fine music and interfaith prayer was held at Pitt Street Uniting Church on Saturday 29 October.
Our special guests included Rev Dr Stephanie Dowrick (MC), Jane Rutter (Flute Queen), Dr Kim Cunio and Heather Lee (leaders in sacred music), Christopher Perrin (trumpet), Jassen Rose (organ) and Lanneke Wallace-Wells (music director).
The combined choir performed pieces such as Song for Athene, The Lord is My Shepherd, Sanctus and A Clare Benediction. An audience of approximately 300 people was treated to a special performance of Blackbird (Lennon/McCartney) by Jane Rutter and her son Bertie. St Clare’s College Waverley and Di Canto also performed special pieces that highlighted the significance of St Francis today and our relationship with those in need, particularly refugees and asylum seekers.
Prayers for peace were led by leaders from the Sabian Madaean, Catholic, Uniting, Jewish, Buddhist and Baha’i traditions.
All proceeds from this concert were directed to The House of Welcome, a service for refugees and asylum seekers.
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