Speaker: Deborah Cheetham AO

Title: Woven Song, the journey from knowing to understanding

Date and place: Monday 16 September, 11.45 am for 12.20 pm, NSW Parliament House

Deborah Cheetham AO, Yorta Yorta woman, opera singer, composer and educator has been a leader and pioneer in the Australian arts landscape for more than 25 years.

In 2009, Deborah established Short Black Opera as a national not-for-profit opera company devoted to the development of Indigenous singers. In 2010, she produced the premiere of her first opera, Pecan Summer. This landmark work was Australia’s first Indigenous opera and has been a vehicle for the development of a new generation of Indigenous opera singers.

Deborah’s commissions for major Australian ensembles include works for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia String Quartet, West Australian Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, Rubiks Collective, Plexus Ensemble, Flinders Quartet and the Goldner Quartet.

Bookings close on 30 August and there are no refunds after this date.

Attached is the Annual Luncheon booking form 2019