Tag Archives: oratorio

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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Seasonal Music

Since Hot Cross Buns are already appearing in the shops, I guess it’s not too soon to discuss some Easter performances in 2013. In an earlier post I mentioned that performances of the great seasonal baroque masterpieces were few and … 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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