Sacred music from the world's corners

Musical journey: The Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra will perform a cross-cultural inter-faith sacred symphony. Picture: Maylei Hunt

Musical journey: The Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra will perform a cross-cultural inter-faith sacred symphony. Picture: Maylei Hunt

The Cultural Arts Collective and Sacred Currents are bringing back the Sydney Sacred Music Festival in 2014.

Running September 5-21, the festival offers a rare chance to celebrate Sydney's cultural and spiritual diversity and discover musical treasures within our many diverse communities.

The festival is in its fourth year, with musical events, in varied settings and venues across Sydney.

A festival highlight will see Riverside Theatre host the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra as they premier an exciting, new work, Three Sides of Love and Death.

The orchestra is made up of 14 musicians from different culture and faith backgrounds and features some of Australia's best world music instrumentalists.

On September 6, the film Samsara will be shown for free at the Riverside Theatres.

Samsara transports viewers around the world, as they are swept along a journey of the soul. Using powerful images and dynamic music, the film shows links between humanity and nature.

The Boston Herald described Samsara as "Awesome, gorgeous, spell-binding. Definitely not to be missed".

The Cultural Arts Collective has launched Sacred Currents a non-profit organisation to steer the festival and produce arts and cultural projects throughout the year to showcase innovation and local diversity.

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