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