About A Tapestry of Sacred Music

A Tapestry of Sacred Music was first launched by Esplanade – Theatre’s on the Bay in 2009. The festival focuses on artistry and music inspired by faith, practised by communities all over the world. Over the past nine years, we have showcased as many as 23 different spiritual traditions, as well as 56 different cultural communities, creating a rich tapestry of some of humanity’s most affecting and powerful musical expressions.

In our 10th edition, we present some of the highlights of the previous years, bringing together sacred music practitioners who have touched the hearts and minds of our audiences. Many of these artists practise within places of worship not commonly accessible outside of the community; others come from further abroad and are torchbearers of their own traditions. Their art comes in a myriad of forms, from meditative chants to melismatic devotional songs, ceremonial percussion and ritual theatre.

We invite you to revel in these diverse expressions of a common humanity that convey our pains, joys and hopes, as we reach out to something greater than ourselves.

A Tapestry of Sacred Music runs from 20 – 22 April 2018.