Embark on a Timeless Adventure of Gardening and Cultivation
Songs of the Earth
Presented by ChoirWorks
Conducted by Dr Debra Shearer-Dirié
John Woods piano
Jerry Coleby-Williams Narrator
Immerse yourself in the captivating sound of ChoirWorks. Debra Shearer-Dirié leads an ensemble of 60 gifted singers, weaving a harmonious tale that transcends centuries.
This one-of-a-kind event will take you on a musical journey through the rich traditions of gardening and cultivation in Australia and Europe, to the global environmental awakening of the 20th century.
Through powerful melodies, poignant lyrics and storytelling by Jerry Coleby-Williams, you’ll gain profound insights into humanity’s connection with the Earth and glimpse how our past may inform our future.
Join us for an afternoon of awe-inspiring music and thought-provoking reflections that will leave you inspired, enlightened, and eager to embrace a brighter tomorrow.
Dr Debra Shearer-Dirié
Director of Music
Dr. Debra Shearer-Dirié is a musical trailblazer. Her career spans continents, from earning a Doctorate of Music at Indiana University to leading prestigious ensembles as a renowned conductor.
Now based in Brisbane Debra maintains an active career in choral conducting, music education and as a clinician and scholar.
Jerry is a highly qualified horticultural expert, managing prestigious gardens and appearing on ABC Radio Talkback Gardening since 1995 and ABC Television’s ‘Gardening Australia’ programme since 1999.
Early Bird (valid until August 1st 2023 at 11am) $44
- ¹Full pensioners, Queensland Government Seniors Card holders, MEAA members and unemployed (Health Care card holder) persons. National Seniors Card not applicable.
- ²Student concession includes acedemic years 1-12 and university students.
- ³Child concession includes children under 12 years old.
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