The Annual
2017 Events

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc

The 28th Annual Glebe Music Festival

25th October to 25th November 2017

In conjunction with the Glebe Society and supported by the City of Sydney

Artistic Director Dr E. David G. McIntosh AM AMusA




Concert 1:
Wednesday 25th October at 7-30pm,
Chapel of St Andrew’s College within the University of Sydney,
19 Carillon Ave, Newtown NSW 2042:

Free entry.
Ashley Solomon
, Director of Florilegium will perform a flute recital entitled “Father, Son and Godfather”, with works by JS Bach, CPE Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). It is the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death, which is being marked by Ashley Solomon’s release of his solo CD recording of Telemann flute fantasies by Channel Classics. The recital is also part of the Sesquicentenary Celebrations of St Andrew’s College.

Professor Ashley Solomon is Chair and Head of Historical Performance at London’s Royal College of Music, and performs internationally as the Director, baroque flautist and recorder soloist of Florilegium. Ashley co-founded the UK-based baroque ensemble Florilegium in 1991 and since 2001 has been Director. Florilegium has given over 1000 performances. Click here for a recent review in The Guardian
However, due to the limited capacity of the Chapel, we ask you to book your free ticket at:

Concert 2:
Friday 3rd November at 7pm,
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037:
Ben Noir presents A French Cabaret. You may have seen him as acrobatic flash across the screen in the hit film Moulin Rouge, or one of the first aerial performers to cross the stadium in the Sydney Olympics opening ceremony.

Since then Ben Noir, (aka Ben Palumbo, a multi-talented performer) has performed all over the world. Teaming up with Paolo Campanari-Brancondi (accordionist with a flair for comedy) he presents French chanson in the classic style with the theatrical twist of a unique falsetto range rivaling the most daring sopranos! His last cabaret show included guest performers such as flautist Jane Rutter, as well as other notable guests on the Paris cabaret scene. He recently recorded and released his album “Ben Noir presents a French Cabaret” at major Sydney venues to standing ovations and successfully toured the show to interstate theatres in 2017.
Tickets $10 includes food/drinks.

Concert 3:
Sunday 5th November at 3-30pm,
Great Hall, University of Sydney
Amy Johansen
(University Organist and Carillonist) – an organ recital in honour of the centenary of the late University Organist Norman Johnston (1917-2012). Preceded by carillon in the quadrangle at 2pm, optional tour of the carillon at 2-45pm and afternoon tea in the ante-room at 3pm.
Free entry.

Concert 4:
Friday 10
th November at 7pm,
Glebe Town Hall, 160 St John’s Rd, Glebe:

Dutch mezzo-soprano Claire Munting and pianist/conductor at Opera Australia Simon Kenway in “Rendezvous in Spring”. Claire Munting will perform a Lied repertoire in the first half of the concert, with music by Manuel de Falla (Siete Canciones Populares Españolas), Gabriel Fauré and Richard Strauss. In the second half, she will perform some of the most beautiful arias composed for mezzo-soprano, with music by Giuseppe Verdi (Il Trovatore; Don Carlo), Pietro Antonio Stefano Mascagni (Cavalleria Rusticana), and Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (Werther)..
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(Tickets $20/$15)

Concert 5:
Friday 17
th November at 7pm,
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe:

Singer Anna Salleh and guitarist Guy Strazz in “A Taste of Brazil”. Exquisitely intimate performance of bossa nova, jazz and samba. Anna Salleh woos audiences with her vocal artistry and natural feel for the music of Rio de Janeiro, while Guy Strazz’s guitar sings with dazzling virtuosity and a deeply expressive, almost romantic strain. Beyond ‘The Girl from Ipanema” come on a deeper journey into the heart of Brazilian music.
Tickets $10 includes food/drinks.

Concert 6:
Saturday 25
th November at 3pm,
gardens of Margaretta Cottage, 6 Leichhardt St, Glebe Point:

Plektra Mandolin Ensemble
. Initially formed for concert appearances at the BDZ Eurofest in Germany in 2010, Plektra is a plucked string instrument ensemble that performs an evocative fusion of contemporary Australian-inspired art music and “world music” inspired by countries and regions of Eastern Europe, as well as works from the classical canon. Lead by internationally renowned mandolin soloist Dr Stephen Lalor who either arranges or writes most of the music, Plektra features mandolins, mandola, classical guitar, classical bass guitar and percussion. See: and

Tickets $10 includes drinks. Chairs will be provided but feel free to bring rugs/chairs/picnic. (In the event of rain, the concert will be transferred to the Glebe Town Hall and would commence 30 minutes later at 3-30pm).

Concert 7:
Saturday 25
th November at 7pm,
Glebe Town Hall, 160 St John’s Rd, Glebe:
Music for St Cecilia’s Day, including new works by Brooke Green and Jacques Emery. Josie and the Emeralds Josie Ryan (soprano), Brooke Green (director and treble viol), Fiona Ziegler, Catherine Upex and Annika Stag (viols), Jacques Emery (double bass).
Tickets $35/$25.



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