WYD Adelaide - 4th Guest Headliner Revealed

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FROM: Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults (COYYA)

DATE: 24 September 2018

RE: VOCAL POWERHOUSE GOSPO COLLECTIVE TO HEADLINE LOCAL WORLD YOUTH DAY FESTIVAL IN ADELAIDE

The Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults (COYYA) is excited to announce that South Australian vocal group Gospo Collective will take to the stage during the upcoming World Youth Day 2019 celebrations at Sacred Heart College in January.

Combing African rhythm and western harmony, as well as hymns and hip-hop, Gospo Collective was born from a love of people, a passion for education and the belief that music brings humans a deeper understanding of themselves and others, and since its first production GospoCentric in 2009, has been renowned as Adelaide’s leading vocal powerhouse.

A sell-out favourite at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (Gospolation, 2017, and Jackson Vs Jackson, 2018), Gospo Collective combine secular and sacred music and display the intricacy of the human voice through its vocal ensemble which is accompanied by accomplished instrumentalists and led by director, conductor, arranger and composer Charmaine Jones.

The huge success of recent productions such as The Gospel According to Earth, Wind and Fire, as well as performing with Leo Sayer at the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night, depict the group’s seamless ability to move between various musical styles to reach a wide audience.

As part of World Youth Day Adelaide 2019, Gospo Collective will headline the evening concert (supported by Genevieve Bryant and Sacred Stone), and Charmaine Jones will be offering a world class workshop, ‘The Voice Within’, for young people during the festival day.

World Youth Day Adelaide 2019 will take place on Sunday 27 January 2019, and will be the largest gathering of Catholic youth in Adelaide since the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) in 2015. The festival will feature over 35 musical acts and speakers, two live music stages, workshops, speaker panels, food trucks, amusements and a youth-led mass. Guests already announced include The Genevieve Bryant Band (Melbourne), Sacred Stone, and Jesuitical: A Podcast for Young Catholics (USA), with many more being announced soon.

Individual and group tickets are available now from: www.cathyouthadelaide.org.au/wyd

For more information, please contact Peter Bierer, COYYA Coordinator, on (08) 8301 6600 or at peter.bierer@cesa.catholic.edu.au

For media enquiries, please contact Mary-Anne Maio, Diocesan Youth Communications Officer, on 0423 152 669 or at mary-anne.maio@cesa.catholic.edu.au

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WYD Adelaide - 3rd Guest Headliner Revealed

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FROM: Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults (COYYA)

DATE: Monday 17 September 2018

RE: “JESUITICAL” (USA) TO APPEAR AT WORLD YOUTH DAY FESTIVAL IN ADELAIDE

 

The Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults (COYYA) is excited to announce that “Jesuitical” (USA) will be exclusively in Adelaide for the upcoming World Youth Day (WYD) 2019 local celebrations on January 27.

Jesuitical is a podcast produced and distributed by America Media which is hosted by three ‘young, hip and lay editors’; Ashley McKinless, Olga Segura and Zac Davis. Each episode brings together some of the top (and maybe more obscure) Catholic news of the week and an interview with a guest who offers a unique perspective on world events, culture or faith.

WYD Adelaide 2019 will see Jesuitical in Australia for the very first time and participating exclusively in events related to WYD Adelaide. In the week leading up to WYD, Jesuitical will be taking part in a Young Adult pilgrimage day, and hosting an evening speaking event as well as mentoring session with Arch D Radio students.

At the WYD 2019 festival on Sunday January 27, they will be recording a live podcast and also delivering a workshop on Young Catholics in the Media.

Details about these appearances will become available on the festival website (below).

WYD Adelaide 2019 is a unique one-off opportunity to catch all three members of Jesuitical in Australia, on stage and in person!

 WYD Adelaide will be the largest gathering of Catholic Youth in Adelaide since the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) in 2015. The festival will feature over 35 musical acts and speakers, two live music stages, workshops, speaker panels, food trucks, amusements, and a youth led mass. Guests already announced include The Genevieve Bryant Band (Melbourne) and Sacred Stone, with many more to be announced over the coming weeks. Organise your tickets and group bookings at the link below now!

WYD 2019 Adelaide will be held at Sacred Heart College, Somerton Park, on Sunday 27 January 2019.

Tickets are available now from: www.cathyouthadelaide.org.au/wyd

For more information, please contact Peter Bierer, COYYA Coordinator, on (08) 8301 6600 or at peter.bierer@cesa.catholic.edu.au

For media enquiries, please contact Mary-Anne Maio, Diocesan Youth Communications Officer, on 0423 152 669 or at mary-anne.maio@cesa.catholic.edu.au

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WYD Adeladie - 2nd Guest Headliner Revealed

The very talented and highly acclaimed Sacred Stone will be joining us for our World Youth Day local festival event in Adelaide on January 27! 

This highly acclaimed touring band's mission is to inspire and motivate young people to discover their true worth through faith. They spend their time travelling around High Schools and Area Schools across South Australia playing incredible music, bringing an inspiring message and connecting with many different people. Check out their work here: http://www.sacredstone.com/

We’ll be announcing new festival acts and speakers every week, including headline interstate and international guests! Tickets are available NOW.. get in early & get yours at http://www.cathyouthadelaide.org.au/wyd

For any questions, please see the above link, or phone Peter Bierer on 8301 6866.

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WYD Adelaide - 1st Special Guest Revealed

 World Youth Day Adelaide 2019 – Tickets released and 1st headliner announced!  Melbourne-based Catholic musician, Genevieve Bryant, will take centre stage at the upcoming World Youth Day (WYD) Adelaide event on Sunday January 27 at Sacred Heart College, hosted by the Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults (COYYA). Genevieve has been a featured performer at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival and conferences across the nation. Genevieve will be joined by her band and is sure to energise audiences at the Sunday evening concert. Bryant will also be offering a workshop and will participate on a speaking panel at the WYD Adelaide Festival. Festival guest artists and speakers will be announced weekly. Tickets are on sale now at  www.cathyouthadelaide.org.au/wyd  Further information on the Festival can be found at  www.cathyouthadelaide.org.au/wyd   or by phoning Peter Bierer at COYYA on 8301 6600.

World Youth Day Adelaide 2019 – Tickets released and 1st headliner announced!

Melbourne-based Catholic musician, Genevieve Bryant, will take centre stage at the upcoming World Youth Day (WYD) Adelaide event on Sunday January 27 at Sacred Heart College, hosted by the Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults (COYYA). Genevieve has been a featured performer at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival and conferences across the nation. Genevieve will be joined by her band and is sure to energise audiences at the Sunday evening concert. Bryant will also be offering a workshop and will participate on a speaking panel at the WYD Adelaide Festival. Festival guest artists and speakers will be announced weekly. Tickets are on sale now at www.cathyouthadelaide.org.au/wyd Further information on the Festival can be found at www.cathyouthadelaide.org.au/wyd  or by phoning Peter Bierer at COYYA on 8301 6600.