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Pilgrims of the sea

Created and Directed by:                            Matt Reuben James Ward

Music by:                                                       Jonathan Brain

Performed by:                                               The Albany community with About FACE Youth Choir         

                                                                       and members of the Albany Choral Society.

Videography & Projections:                        John Carberry

Major partners:                                             City of Albany's Vancouver Arts Centre (Department of      

                                                                       local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, 

                                                                       Lotterywest, Country Arts WA)

Supported by:                                               Creative Albany Inc.

                                                                       Albany's Historic Whaling Station

Set against the backdrop of the international 1977 'Save the Whale' protests in Albany Western Australia, Pilgrims of the Sea traces the story of the last year of whaling in the entire English speaking world. Written from the perspectives of both the whales and humans, the opera explores the fine line between compassion and financial gain. Pilgrims of the Sea is a story about whales which ultimately tells us more about humans. 


Full cast of Pilgrims of the Sea, August 2017

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