Abhaya Sky


Beginning in September on Mondays 7-9pm at Hamilton Uniting Church we’ll be launching Petrichor, a new community choir bringing music from all over the world to Newcastle/Mulubinba. Mostly a capella, but featuring the talents of some groovy instrumentalist friends from time to time, this choir will have a strong focus on empowering folks with the tools and mindset of practical music making. The repertoire will include heartfelt and funky part-singing songs from all over the world – some borrowed arrangements, some new, and maybe an original song every now and then. Included in each session will be a short workshop exploring one particular topic of music making, comprising a bit of theory followed by a practical activity.

We want you to walk away every week feeling like you just touched some gossamer strand of musical heaven, while also feeling a bit more confident to sit down at a piano, or sing about your washing up, or maybe even try writing a piece of music.

Refreshments will be available at intermission by donation from attendees. Please bring along some tea, biscuits or something else to share.

Absolutely no ability or experience is necessary. Simply turn up and be willing to give it a go.

Musical Director

Christopher Sutherland is a composer, performer, producer and multi-instrumentalist with a wide range of experience in many styles of music. He creates dreamy folk and ethereal electronic music as Abhaya Sky, performs fully improvised sound dreamings with cello/flute/guitar trio Hidden Strings, and has performed throughout Australia and Europe with cult-choral darlings The Spooky Men’s Chorale. Christopher understands music as a lost birthright of all human beings and aims to empower people with the ability to sing and to explore the infinite possibilities of music.

Cost: $20 per session payable by cash, card or bank transfer. Pay what you can is welcomed.

Time: Mondays 7 – 9pm beginning in September. We will break over the school holidays unless otherwise noted.

Location: Hamilton Uniting Church – 150 Beaumont St, Hamilton.

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