The Annual
From 10 November - 03 December 2006

 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


Concert 1:
Friday 10th November at 7-30pm

at Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe:

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).

Concert 2:
Saturday 11th November at 6-30pm
(gates open at 6-00pm)
at Rivendell at the Thomas Walker Estate, Hospital Road, Concord (charity event):

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 on site.
More Information

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:
or send a cheque made payable to "Concord Hospital" to PO Box 127, Concord NSW 2137.

Concert 3:
Sunday 12th November at 3-00pm

at The Great Hall, University of Sydney:

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Ensemble Studies Unit directed by David Miller.
Free admission (includes refreshments).

Concert 4:
Friday 17th November at 7-30pm

at The Old Court House, cnr St John's Road and Talfourd Street, Glebe:

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 sounds … straight from the heart." Tickets $20, concessions $10.
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Concert 5:
Saturday 18th November at 8-00pm
at Margaretta Cottage, 6 Leichhardt Street, Glebe Point:

Soirée: Sydney Conservatorium of Music Ensemble Studies Unit directed by David Miller.
Chris Pidcock: cello. Tickets $40, concessions $20 (includes refreshments)
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Concert 6:
Sunday 19th November 3-00pm

at Margaretta Cottage, 6 Leichhardt Street, Glebe Point:

The Opera Project: Annette Tesoriero and Nigel Kellaway present a recital programme chosen from their extensive repertoire embracing three centuries of music. For the complete programme click here

Tickets $20, concessions $10 includes afternoon tea plus drinks in the gardens.

Concert 7:
Sunday 26th November at 3-00pm

at St Scholastica's, 2 Avenue Road, Glebe:

Bel a cappella, Musical Director Russell Ger,
Tickets $25, concessions $15, group of 5 or more $20, students $10.

Concert 8:
Sunday 3rd December at 3-00pm

at St Scholastica's, 2 Avenue Road, Glebe:

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
or from 20 Hordern Place, Mosman NSW 2088 or phone Rachel Dulson 0413-440-173.

For further information phone Mr McIntosh on 02-9416-6136 or email


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