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Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

Some of the most sublime music of the Baroque era was written for the combined forces of choir, soloist and orchestra, usually to provide music for church celebrations. From an instrumentalist’s point of view, choral music has the added dimension … Continue reading

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St Matthew’s Passion – JS Bach, Brisbane 21 March 2013

JS Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion – semi-staged version first created by artistic director Lindy Hume for Perth International Arts Festival (2005) – Opera Queensland and Camerata of St John’s, conductor Graham Abbott,  Thursday 21 March , QPAC Concert Hall. When … Continue reading

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Der Tod Jesu – 1st Australian performance

It’s exciting to be part of the first orchestral performance of C.H. Graun’s “Der Tod Jesu” in Australia. Having played in, and listened to many performances of JS Bach’s passions, it is refreshing to hear Graun’s setting. At times the … Continue reading

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Easter Passion Music

Towards the end of 2011 I mentioned the lack of HIP performances of Christmas Music locally. Happily, this Easter will see a landmark performance of Graun’s oratorio “Der Tod Jesu”, presented by the Brisbane Chamber Choir and the Badinerie Players, … Continue reading

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Baroque to the Modern World, Badinerie Players & Brisbane Chamber Choir

On a beautiful sunny winter’s afternoon in Queensland it is difficult to drag oneself away from the delights of the outdoors, but on this occasion the decision to spend the afternoon in the ABC Ferry Rd Studios was well worth … Continue reading

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Pemulway final concert May2nd

Not only was the number of world premiere compositions (7) impressive at this event, but I enjoyed the luxury of finally hearing this type of concert in a decent venue again (QPAC) – not only a good acoustic but comfortable … Continue reading

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