Glebe Music Festival
In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc
The Glebe Music Festival Goes to the Opera
Artistic Director Dr E. David G. McIntosh
Gleebooks concert voices with harpsichord: The
Tall Poppeas. Described by one Sydney critic as "possible
up and coming female rivals of the Song Company", The Tall Poppeas,
established in 2001, has rapidly proved itself as one of Sydney's more
adventurous and entertaining vocal ensembles. The group's name, based
on the heroine of Monteverdi's opera The Coronation of Poppea,
encapsulates its essence and aims - the performance of baroque repertoire,
with a focus on music composed for three women; exploration of music by
rarely performed composers, especially female; and our Australian origin,
in playing on the expression "tall poppy syndrome". The programme
will include a few unique items from probably the earliest opera performed
- Jacopo Peri's Euridice (1600), as well as some Monteverdi, Gluck, Carissimi,
F. Caccini, and even a Mozart duet in reference to his birthday celebrations
this year. More Information
Tickets $15, concessions $10 (includes refreshments).
Opera Under the Stars:
Opera At Rivendell will be held on the historic and beautiful Thomas Walker
Estate at the end of Hospital Rd, Concord. The evening will feature a
35-piece orchestra under the baton of Steven Hillinger. Singers from Opera
Australia will perform popular arias from Bizet's Pearl Fishers to Puccini's
Madame Butterfly to name a few. The NSW Police Band will start the evening
off before the Opera program. Bring a picnic basket or purchase food/wine
Tickets: Adult $25; Family $55 two adults and 2 children under 12; Students/Pensioners
$15. Tickets will be available from September. To purchase: call 02-9767-5256
or 02-9767-6038 during business hours, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sydney Conservatorium of Music Ensemble Studies Unit directed by David
Duo Agostino: Raffaele and
Janet Agostino guitars. Fresh from the Winchester Guitar Festival in the
UK, described by Classical Guitar Magazine as conjuring " truly sweet
straight from the heart." Tickets $20, concessions
Tickets $20, concessions $10 includes afternoon tea plus drinks in the gardens.
Bel a cappella, Musical Director Russell Ger, http://www.bel.org.au/.
Coro Innominata. Two of the renowned Chandos Anthems, The Lord is my Light and Let God Arise, make up our final concert for this year. Between 1717 and 1718 George Frideric Handel was in the patronage of the Duke of Chandos. The Duke had created almost a mini principality at "Cannons" just north of London and Handel was the court composer in residence.
During this period Handel composed the splendid 11 Chandos Anthems. These festive works with their dramatic choruses and lilting arias contain some of Handel's finest music from his first decade in England and typify the flamboyance of the Baroque era. We will be accompanied by Concertato to end our year in grand style.
Tickets $30, concessions $25. Available only directly from www.innominata.org
For further information phone Mr McIntosh on 02-9416-6136 or email email@example.com