Local Baha’I Community celebrates momentous time in Faith’s history BALLARAT’S most prized performers will take to the stage this month as part of a production celebrating 200 years since the birth of Baha’u’llah – the prophet founder of the Baha’I Faith.
Set to be staged at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, the one- –hour show will take audiences on an inspiring and informative journey through the life and unifying vision of Baha’u’llah.
Entitled The Light of Unity, the production will feature performances by indigenous performer Tony Lovett, multi—instrumentalist Adam Simmons, pianist Michael Westlake, contemporary dancer Shermaine Heng, s i n g e r- – – s o n g w r i t e r s Paige Duggan and Anna Oliphant Wright, as well as musicians Geoffrey and Georgina Williams and their aptly—named Celebration Choir.
Production Creative director Dellaram Vreeland Said each of the performance pieces would bring Baha’u’llah’s writings to life through music, and provide guests with an insight into the teachings of the Baha’I Faith.
“Our performers are all local or with ties to Ballarat, and have been rehearsing their pieces for months now.
What we hope is that at the end of the production, the audience will be inspired and empowered to promote unity in their own neighbourhoods – because that’s ultimately what the Baha’I Faith Is all about.” The Light Of Unity will be one of a series of celebrations and activities held in Ballarat Between October 21 and 29.
The week – long festivities will also include a children’s festival, information nights, prayer gatherings and community—building spiritual development activities.
All Events are free and open to everyone