Tuesday 18 July 2023 7.30pm

Origins – of the universe, of life, of species, of humanity – is a breathtaking, contemporary oratorio conceived by evolutionary geneticist Jenny Graves. This major secular work uses words and images from cosmology, genetics, evolution and anthropology to tell the creation story from science. Brilliant Australian composer Nicholas Buc has woven beautiful and inspiring text by Jenny and poet Leigh Hay.  The world premiere of this oratorio was performed by a full orchestra, the 100-strong Heidelberg Choral Society and professional soloists under the baton of well-known conductor Peter Bandy. Origins made the audience think, despair, laugh and celebrate the role of science in our understanding and stewardship of our beautiful little planet.

You can watch a magnificent recording of this incredible performance here.

Jenny Graves speaks to Robyn Williams about Origins on the Science Show (ABC Radio National)
Jenny Graves on the origin of Origins
Jenny Graves speaks about her love of music and Origins in The Age
Singing the story of our origins
Creation story from a scientific perspective
Origins: A unique adventure in science and music

Reviews of Origins
Eureka Street
The Age

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