January 12, 2014 may seem a long way off, but with the “silly season” and “end-of-the-year” madness about to intervene, it was great to make a start last Friday on rehearsals for a performance of Handel’s “9 German Arias” . This concert will be part of the “Music by the Sea” Festival in Sandgate, January 10 – 12 2014. Yes, January in this part of the world is wonderfully hot, but I am told the venue will be air-conditioned, so if you’re not among the hoards who head off to the coast at that time of year, put this date in your diary!
It is a delight to be working again with Hungarian soprano Judit V. Molnár, who I last performed with in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Brisbane Baroque Players, as well as harpsichordist Janet Brewer, and cellist Dan Curro. Here are a couple of snaps taken after our rehearsal: