Invitations

IN GENERAL

My concerts and audio-visual presentations depend on invitations. Most invitations arise from the initiative of an individual who takes an idea to the parish council or the school staff or a conference organising committee or ....  My events are not grand events. A 'concert' might be a singing concert for adults (average 30 people) or an audio-visual presentation on 'Walking the Camino' or a concert with the school choir presented for the whole school. The venue might be a parish hall or a church or a school hall ... or someone's home. I might be singing for an agreed fee or I might be taking my chance on door takings or a combination of the two. I'm flexible and I realise that the people who invite me are not professional concert organisers. That's the way it's been since I made music my work in 1982 and, glad to say, I've got by OK. I've enjoyed being invited for hundreds of small scale events all round Australia, in Ireland and in the UK. These days my concerts are usually within a day's drive of my home in Mittagong NSW. But I can travel further afield if a tour of a few events can be arranged. I'm glad to receive enquiries that may or may not become invitations. I'll follow with some possibilities. P.K.

Ashes to Easter
a Lenten concert-reflection.

Invitations welcome now for Sydney/Canberra region - Lent 2018
Peter Kearney. Ph 02 48712284 / Mob 0425 328 185 / E: peterkearney50@gmail.com

COMMENT: “Thank you for the beautiful Lenten reflection ‘Ashes to Easter’ that you presented to our Parish community. Feedback from those who attended expressed appreciation at the prayerful and spiritual atmosphere you helped to create and found it to be a very worthwhile part of their Lenten journey”. (Christ the King Parish Pastoral Council, North Rocks. Following a concert. March 27, 2014. Quoted with permission.)

The Beatitudes
in Stories & Song

A prayerful presentation that  illustrates in various ways the values of ’The Beatitudes’. Peter's songs tell stories of good people who have lived by these values, bringing mercy, compassion and justice into our world.

Songs for Peace & Justice
Concert-reflection

A concert-reflection featuring Peter's songs, mostly scripture based - with themes of social-justice and peacemaking. Including stories of remarkable individuals who have lived out these values. 

Signs of Hope - People of Faith
Concert-Reflection

Songs linked by stories and reflections about people whose faithful lives have brought hope and compassion into the world. Duration to be decided with Parish. This program would include songs and stories about:
* St. Joseph  &  * Mary Mother of Jesus, * Mary MacKillop (St. Mary of the Cross)  &  * St. Francis of Assisi
* Sr. Irene McCormack - the Australian Josephite nun who was killed in Peru in 1991.
* Jean Vanier founder of L’Arche and Faith and Light – communities giving welcome to people with disabilities.
* Fr. Mark Croker – the shearer who became a shepherd. A ‘late vocation’.
* Fr. Ted Kennedy – priest of Redfern for 30 years. A friend and advocate of aboriginal people.
* Pope John Paul II
INFORMATION SHEET: Signs_of_Hope-People_of_Faith._Info_Sheet_-_Colour.pdf

Walking the Camino
Audio-visual presentation

Live commentary by Peter while photographs and music are played from a large screen television. Beautiful landscapes, ancient villages, interesting pilgrims, camino practicalities. Q&A session at end of each session. Peter has walked both of these 700+km sections of the Camino de Santiago. (NB. Peter brings his own equipment).

Surprising Ireland - Deeper Home
Audio-visual presentation

For St. Patrick's Day perhaps. Live narration by Peter while his photographs and Irish music are played from a large-screen television. A serendipitous journey through Ireland, mainly on foot. Includes Glendalough in County Wicklow, the Killarney National Park and the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Connemara in County Galway, a pilgrimage walk on Croagh Patrick Ireland's holy mountain, the Mountains of Mourne in the Province of Ulster. Finally a walk to the Goward Dolmen in County Down, a 'Big Stone'and lasting symbol of family history.

Christmas Concert
with children or for adults

WITH CHILDREN: For many years I have been leading Advent-Christmas concerts with Catholic primary schools ... involving all of the children in the school. In advance, I send a practice-CD, lyrics, guide-notes etc. On the day, workshops with children prepare and animate them for an evening presentation to parents.
WITH ADULTS: A program blending Advent-Christmas reflections with a mixture of Australian, contemporary and traditional carols.

Good Morning Good People!
St. Francis of Assisi - a musical narrative.

Weaving stories, songs and projected images to reflect deeply on the inspirational life of St. Francis of Assisi. ‘Good Morning Good People’ has been described by Irish Franciscan Bro Niall O’Connell as “a moving and prayerful journey”. This presentation requires an exceptional amount of preparation, so invitations will need to be considered for feasibility. “An honest and real presentation of the life of the saint focusing on the important aspects of his life". (Fr. Francis Merlino OFM Cap)

Concerts with Children
Daytime only or day-evening

I am no longer doing school visits that involve multiple sessions, singing for different age groups. But I'd be interested the hear from any school that would like to have me come and workshop with a 'concert-group' (which may or may not be the school choir) then put on a concert for the whole school in the afternoon &/or in the evening with parents invited. Maybe for some special occasion?

The Soil and the Seed - On Prayer and Growth

Quite a personal presentation - weaving songs with the story of a crucial time in Peter's life, his meeting and coming together with wife Madge. Originally presented for a Cursillo Retreat.

ONLINE STORE
DOWNLOAD SONGS
FACEBOOK PAGE
Archive Photos - Instagram