The Sydney Sacred Music Festival highlights authentic devotional music performed in venues throughout the city. The musicians draw on ancient tradition as well as contemporary multi-cultural creativity to present a wide range of music that encompasses the human experience.
The festival, which takes place for two weeks in September each year, serves as a platform for the multicultural artists of all backgrounds, cultures, and religions in Sydney. Some of this year’s performances include Devotional Music of Bali, Wondering Dervish, Ukelele Picnic, the Psalms and Beyond, Reflections on the Sacred, Bkahti: Art and Devotion, and the Sacred Music of China to name a few.
The festival was established by Richard Petkovic in 2011 as a non-profit organization with the objective of producing cultural and artistic projects that promote a shared experience and that creates community.
The event’s highlights take place in venues located in the Sydney CBD, Ashfield, Parramatta, Mosman, Newington Armory, Dee Why, Strathfield, and Roselle, among others. The Sydney Sacred Music Festival is free to attend, but patrons are encouraged to donate any amount if inclined to help run the event. It is currently operated by Sacred Currents Inc., a non-profit organization incorporated in New South Wales.