In Beauty I Walk
Saturday 29 July 2023
St Andrew's Anglican Church, Indooroopilly
We are all on some kind of continuous journey. Each day that we live is linked to the next, and the previous, weaving the strands in our journey of life. The path our journey takes will have moments of searching for the right path, rite of passage, going down the wrong path, returning, joining with others, or going it alone. These journeys bring moments of joy, sorrow, fulfillment, accomplishment, and loss.
The Camino de Santiago has featured in Fusion's journey in Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles. We return to this same pilgrimage in Gabriel Jackson's To the Field of Stars. However, Jackson's work is more about journeying in the broader sense. To the Field of Stars draws texts from the Codex Calixtinus, John Adams (second President of the USA), William Cowper (English poet and hymnodist, 18th-century), Walt Whitman (North American author, 19th-century), and Emily Dickinson (North American poet, mid to late 19th-century). Written for SATB choir, cello, and percussion, the Fusion singers will be joined by Evalyn Legried (cello) and Grace Kruger (percussion).
A selection of other a cappella works will complete the program, with each creating its own unique sound world, complementing the texts on the topic of stars and journey.