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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Immortal Diamond – Paul Grabowsky and Lisa Gerrard

October 5, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$55 – $95

A song that – in a sense – has no beginning and no end.

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.”
– Paul Grabowsky AO

Wednesday 5 Oct, 8:00 PM Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

Running Time1 hour (no interval)

Tickets: Standard $55.00 – $95.00; Concession* $50.00 – $90.00

*Concession prices apply to Pensioners, Full-time students, Health Care Cardholders and Children under the age of 18

Dynamic pricing applies to this event. Ticket prices may be dynamically adjusted, either up or down, based on real-time market demand and without notice.


October 5, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$55 – $95
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Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Melbourne, Australia + Google Map
1300 182 183