Sacred Stage

Sacred Stage is the website of Jacqui Rutten – composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and creative artist. I compose with pen and paper mainly outdoors, to be part of nature, and concerts are unamplified, to be more like nature, from chant to Improvisations as Nature. We welcome other artists to kindly share their gifts, often for charity.

“Compositions sincerely crafted, they hold together in a very personal way.”

-Jon Rose ABC AdLIb

One of my favourite pics – photo by Matthew Rutten, Jacqui’s brother, a silk and textile artist.


Festival of Bells, Old Cathedral, West Melbourne:  composition for choir and bells. POSTPONED.

A Presentation about my music research in Armagh (Ard Macha) and composing residency in Ireland in 2019. The theme of the presentation is Song as a Sacred Pathway into Nature. Booking essential 98006448 POSTPONED due to corona virus.

Planning is underway for future Sacred Stage events – a concert based on my musical research in Northern Ireland, and a St. Cecilia’s Day concert, and a charity concert series next year. Stay tuned.

Conference delegate speaking about vocal improvisation and composition”  at the international music conference Composition in the 21st Century at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, in 2014.

Sacred Stage was registered as a sole trader business in 2007 in Victoria, Australia. ABN: 37 578 387 187.

I acknowledge the traditional owners of my area in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia, are part of the Wurundjeri, Koories, Woi, and/or Kulin Nation.