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The Old Rugged Cross

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  • Sun 13 Oct 2024, 6:00pm–7:30pm


All Ages


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Presented as part of The Art of the Possible program with composer and arts leader Paul Grabowsky.

Experience the captivating voice of Emma Donovan, whose stirring melodies are deeply rooted in her diverse heritage, culminating in a harmonious blend of her early country influences and the rich legacy of soul that she embodies so powerfully.

Join us for The Old Rugged Cross, where Emma revisits the gospel music and hymns that shaped her upbringing. Familiar favorites like “I’ll Fly Away” and “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, popularised by legends such as Johnny Cash and the Carter Family, will fill the air. Emma will also perform heartfelt songs by her grandfather Micko Donovan, a memorable tribute to Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace”, and selections from her latest album, “Til My Song is Done”.

In this special concert, Emma collaborates with the acclaimed pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor Paul Grabowsky. Together with some of our finest musicians, they create an unforgettable musical experience. Grabowsky’s masterful arrangements breathe new life into these timeless pieces, offering a soulful homage to tradition and a celebration of Emma Donovan’s incredible talent.

Don’t miss this extraordinary event that honors a rich musical heritage while showcasing the divine artistry of Emma Donovan and Paul Grabowsky. Secure your tickets now for a night of soul-stirring performances and unforgettable moments.

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