Lisa Gerrard will be performing an extraordinary piece alongside the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Paul Grabowsky in October. Tickets are still available for Immortal Diamond on the 5th October.
Immortal Diamond borrows its title from a poem of Gerard Manley Hopkins, called That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and the Comfort of Resurrection, in which his unforgettable final lines describe his relationship to Christ:
- since he was what I am, and
- This Jack, joke, poor potsherd, patch, matchwood, immortal diamond,
- Is immortal diamond
This beautiful poem, full of extraordinary sound pictures, provides the inspiration for a sound world in which Lisa Gerrard will range freely, one that speaks of the power of spiritual love and renewal. The music will ebb and flow slowly like a tide, the orchestra and sixteen wordless singers embedded within it will wrap around her voice, occasionally falling away to the ruminations of the piano as it continues accompanying a song that—in a sense—has no beginning and no end.”
Purchase Tickets here.