Karakorum: A medieval musical journey

Aussie actor David Wenham narrates this Australian Brandenburg Orchestra show, also featuring La Camera delle Lacrime

Australian actor David Wenham will narrate Karakorum: A medieval musical journey. The mesmerising new production which will see celebrated French ensemble La Camera delle Lacrime collaborate with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Choir.

Wenham, who has appeared in countless blockbuster films, will bring the fascinating account of a 13th-century missionary to life on stage.

The text for the narration has been adapted from the exquisitely detailed and highly intriguing itinerarium of the 13th-century Flemish monk and missionary William of Rubruck. The diary chronicles the intrepid monk’s extraordinary journey from Constantinople to Karakorum at the behest of King Louis IX of France. The work contains the earliest surviving written description of Karakorum – the capital of the ancient Mongol empire.

Karakorum will have audiences hooked from the first notes with a powerful mix of medieval Christian psalms, Buddhist hymns, Sufi chants and sublime Mongolian and Kyrgyz melodies performed on rare ancient Asian and European instruments.

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When

Wednesday 25 July 2018 from 7pm to 8.30pm
Friday 27 July 2018 from 7pm to 8.30pm
Saturday 28 July 2018 from 2pm to 3.30pm
Sunday 29 July 2018 from 7pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday 1 August 2018 from 7pm to 8.30pm
Friday 3 August 2018 from 7pm to 8.30pm

Cost

Adult: $30 to $175
Under 30: $39 to $67
Concession: $56 to $76

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