My Heart in Hiding
Composer Anne Cawrse
My Heart in Hiding is an expression in music and poetry of the human need for connection, for union, flow, pure being - whether that be a spiritual yearning, or a deep desire for connection with nature or with another human being.
The Australian premiere of Richard Chew’s The Windhover for solo violin and Saint-Saens’ passionate Violins dans le soir paved the way for the world premiere of Three Persian Prayers by South Australian composer Anne Cawrse, especially commissioned by Various People Inc to prayers of the Baha’i faith. The concert finale was a bravura sonata by Louis Vierne for violin and piano.
Mezzo soprano: Cheryl Pickering
Violin: Elizabeth Layton
Piano: Penelope Cashman
Ukaria November 2016
What the audience said:
I can’t imagine a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon; a combination of wonderful singing, new compositions, great musicians and poetry.
I loved it so much I felt calm for days afterwards. There was something about Anne’s composition for those Three Persian Prayers that reminded me that beauty is truth and truth, beauty - and that is all we need to know. You both truly bathed and soothed my saddened soul.
What a beautiful feast for all senses today - my first view of the amazing performances by @variouspeopleinc in the most stunning location.
"My Heart In Hiding" was both a cultural and musical triumph; a celebration and a healing.