Associate Professor Andrew Legg, Curator of Music and performance, Community and Industry Partnerships, and Ms Maria Lurighi, Co-ordinator, Contemporary Voice, performed a soulful rendition of Soul and Spirit at the Xi’an Conservatorium of Music in China late last month.
The performance was part of the Music on Silk Road SINO-Australia Culture Exchange Concert, a celebration of the new and exciting relationship between the University of Tasmania and the Xi’an Conservatorium of Music.
Associate Professor Andrew Legg is an internationally recognised musician and researcher. He is examining the effects and impact of African American gospel and sacred music on the development of Australian music and culture. His work seeks to increase our understanding of gospel music's power as a tool for communication, collaboration and the building of communities.
Ms Lurighi is an acclaimed vocal coach and gospel singer, she has appeared on many occasions for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Ten Days on the Island, and Festival of Voices. Maria is passionate about the voice and its ability to connect with people from all walks of life.