Songs of Courage and Hope

A concert featuring Celtic sacred/folk songs based on literature and music from the Celtic Club Library, along with other popular, ornamental, social justice, and original sacred/folk songs with guitar.

Jacqui Rutten has Celtic heritage on her mother’s side of the family and learnt piano from her mother as a child, and studied violin. Jacqui began busking with guitar at 14, then completed post-graduate qualifications in opera and music theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts with the help of a BP Award. Assisted by Australia and Indonesia she studied ornamental singing in Java. Jacqui sang as a soloist for the Victoria State Opera Youth Company, for Radio Republic Indonesia, and has sung and composed for ABC Radio, and international festivals. Since 1995 Jacqui has focused on composing and performing sacred vocal music – she sang as a regular cantor from 1999-2005 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne. In 2007 Jacqui began sacredstage.com.au, and in recent years has focused on singing Celtic sacred music. She recently sang as cantor for the Echuca Moama Celtic Festival. Jacqui is a represented composer of The Australian Music Centre.

Where:  Celtic Club 316-320 Queen St, Melbourne (Upstairs).

When: 2-3 pm Sunday 19 May, 2013

Cost:  $15 or Donation, children free

Bookings: Sacred Stage  and at the door.

Further information: Quarter profit to shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness.

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