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September 2017

BAI YANG and WU MAN IN CONCERT

24 September @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEST
Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Conservatorium Road
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$35 - $45

Bai Yang, China’s brilliant guzheng master and Wu Man the greatest pipa player of our generation together for one unique performance. Bai Yang’s performances have been broadcast to millions and now she makes her first Australian appearance. She has been hailed not only as a virtuoso but also as a musician who pushes boundaries. For this performance Bai Yang is joined by special guest Grammy award winning Wu Man. No stranger to Sydney audiences, Wu Man is a pipa master…

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Mozart in Mudgee – Camerata Academica of the Antipodes

24 September @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
St Johns Anglican Church Mudgee, Mudgee, 6 Church Street
Mudgee, NSW 2850 Australia
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$20 - $30

Tickets available at the door (cash sales only please) The Camerata is going bush! Thinking of visiting the Central Tablelands during the September 2017 Mudgee Wine and Food festival? Why not enjoy the 'Flavours of Mudgee' street festival on the Saturday evening then on Sunday 24 September join members of the internationally recognised Sydney-based chamber orchestra and vocal ensemble, Camerata Academica of the Antipodes, as they present an afternoon performance of music. Hailed by Criticks UK for their “auditory feast…

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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Revolutionary Romance [ sold out ]

24 September @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
UKARIA Cultural Centre, Mt Barker Summit, 119 Williams Rd
Mt Barker Summit, SA 5251 Australia
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Tickets: $45 | $40 concession Romance and the Revolution – Mozart’s beloved Clarinet Quintet and exquisite Sinfonia Concertante Our Revolutionary Romance concert will feature the beautiful rich sounds and textures of Classical period strings performing the most sublime works by Mozart and Spohr, along with the star of the basset clarinet Nicole van Bruggen. Spohr introduces us to a revolutionary new world of string playing, before launching into Mozart’s famous Clarinet Quintet, written for the Viennese master clarinettist Anton Stadler.…

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Hatched Academy 2017

27 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville, 6 Faversham St
Marrickville, NSW 2204 Australia
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$10

From 60 applications 4 successful Hatchlings for 2017 were chosen – Ciaran Frame (NSW composer), Luke Carbon (VIC clarinet + sax), Jasmin Leung (QLD composer) and Kieran Welch (QLD viola). Throughout the year the composers are working closely with Berlin-based Australian composer and guest mentor, Cathy Milliken. The performers will work with US-based Australian vocalist and guest mentor, Jessica Aszodi as well as members of Ensemble Offspring and will have the opportunity to perform alongside them throughout the year. PROGRAM: Jasmin Leung –…

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Musician Project Presents: Bruckner 3

30 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Conservatorium Road
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Pay-What-You-Think

The incredible Musician Project Orchestra returns to Verbrugghen Hall to perform the original version of Bruckner's 3rd symphony.  Inspired by Wagner, and an inspiration to Mahler, this work is a cornerstone of music history. The concert begins with Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, followed by an introduction to the symphony by Artistic Director Max McBride.   The concert is Pay-What-You-Think, so if you've always wanted to experience Bruckner first-hand, you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain!   Come see Sydney's best and…

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October 2017

Australian Octet: Mendelssohn’s Octet

1 October @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3000 Australia
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Full to the brim with infectious vitality, Mendelssohn’s Octet is one of the true life-affirming pinnacles of Western music. Practically inventing the genre of a work for eight strings, the work of the 16-year-old child genius has never been bettered. Join Melbourne Chamber Orchestra’s flagship chamber ensemble for a performance of Mendelssohn’s octet, matched with Brahms’ tender Sextet No 1 and a new octet by contemporary classical British composer Douglas Weiland. Program: WEILAN - Winterreise for string octet MENDELSSOHN -…

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Piano Masterclass with Anna Goldsworthy | Newcastle Conservatorium of Music

4 October @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle, cnr Auckland and Laman Streets
Newcastle, NSW 2308 Australia
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Join us as the Music Teachers' Association of NSW Newcastle Branch presents Anna Goldsworthy in an exciting masterclass with some of the Newcastle's finest young pianists and ensembles. This is a fantastic opportunity for teachers, students and general lovers of music.

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Sydney Youth Orchestras: The Engine Room of Excellence – Tango Together

4 October @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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In our lunchtime series The Engine Room of Excellence, Sydney Youth Orchestras showcases the best young talent in Sydney. Sydney Youth Orchestras is the premier orchestral training organisation in NSW, comprising 12 orchestras and ensembles. SYO’s orchestral training program equips its members for careers as professional musicians, as well as teaching teamwork, discipline, dedication, leadership and a commitment to excellence. It’s a little known fact that the SYO family of orchestras and ensembles includes a dedicated and talented group of…

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Virtuoso 2 | Matthew Fagan (Guitar) and Nicholas Young (Piano)

6 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Richmond, Richmond, St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 360 Church St, Richmond
Richmond, VIC 3121 Australia
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$5 - $985

Tickets: Early Bird $25(+BF online) if paid before 5pm Friday the 29th of September; Adult $35, Concession $30 (Includes Booking Fee- Pensioners, Seniors); Special student tix - Tertiary $20/ Secondary$10 (Book directly on 0438 881 985) Join one of Australia’s finest exponents of the guitar, 10 String Spanish Classical Guitarist, Matthew Fagan and one of Australia's most captivating and versatile pianists and ‘Young Steinway Artist’ Nicholas Young for a concert of Classical, Spanish and Jazz music at its emotive and…

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Konstantin Shamray | Sydney International Piano Competition | 40th Anniversary National Recital Tour

7 October @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm AEDT
Perfomance Studio, 384 Old Cleveland Road
Coorparoo, Brisbane, QLD 4151 Australia
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$5 - $48

Internationally renowned pianist, Konstantin Shamray will be touring to major Australian cities in the month of October to celebrate Sydney International Piano Competition 40th Anniversary. Beginning in Brisbane on October 7th, the critically acclaimed and award winning pianist will be reciting pieces by Mozart, Chopin and Tchaikovsky. National recital tour dates are as follows: Brisbane Date: Saturday 7 October Time: 7:30pm Venue: Performance Studio, 384 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo, QLD 4151 Tickets: Adults $48 I Concession/Friends $42 I Students $20…

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Virtuoso 2 | Matthew Fagan (Guitar) and Nicholas Young (Piano)

7 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St
Ballarat, VIC 3350 Australia
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$10 - $25

Tickets: Adult $30, Concession and AGB Member $25; Special Seniors Price for Seniors Month $25 , Student $10 - Tickets available from the Gallery 5320 5858 or online. Join one of Australia’s finest exponents of the guitar, 10 String Spanish Classical Guitarist, Matthew Fagan and one of Australia's most captivating and versatile pianists and ‘Young Steinway Artist’ Nicholas Young for a concert of Classical, Spanish and Jazz music at its emotive and technical best. Be prepared for a fascinating combination of 10…

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

8 October @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm AEDT
St Mark’s Church, Hunters Hill, Hunters Hill, Figtree Road
Hunters Hill, NSW 2110 Australia
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$25 - $30 68 tickets left

Have you heard Mozart’s music played on his instrument, the fortepiano? This is your chance to hear it!

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A Little Lunch Music: Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Kathryn Selby

9 October @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s lunch hour for A Little Lunch Music, City Recital Hall’s longest running series of lunchtime concerts curated by Artistic Director Kathryn Selby AM. Enjoy about an hour of music by the world’s greatest composers and some newer discoveries, sprinkled with insights and anecdotes. The series finishes the year in grand style with Artistic Director Kathryn Selby in performance with acclaimed international opera baritone star Teddy Tahu Rhodes.

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UNSW Masterclass series: Percussion

12 October @ 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm AEDT

Artists Timothy Constable (percussion) Joshua Hill (percussion) Timothy Constable and Joshua Hill are two-thirds of Synergy Percussion, Australia's leading contemporary percussion ensemble. They will work with young performers from UNSW to give insight into elite percussion performance. Performance masterclasses provide a great opportunity for young musicians to work with and learn from the expertise of elite performers. Each workshop commences at 1.10pm in Leighton Hall, Scientia UNSW. All welcome, bookings not required. Masterclass applicants can apply online via the UNSW…

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Australian Haydn Ensemble: Beethoven’s Emperor

12 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
The Hall, University House, ANU, Acton, 1 Balmain Crescent
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia
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Acclaimed historical keyboardist, Dr. Neal Peres Da Costa, joins AHE to complete their cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos in chamber format

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Australian Haydn Ensemble: Beethoven’s Emperor

14 October @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Acclaimed historical keyboardist, Dr. Neal Peres Da Costa, joins AHE to complete their cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos in chamber format

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Australian Haydn Ensemble: Beethoven’s Emperor

16 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Acclaimed historical keyboardist, Dr. Neal Peres Da Costa, joins AHE to complete their cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos in chamber format

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A Taste of Omega: The Clarinet

18 October @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Get to know the performers and instruments of Omega Ensemble, in our captivating lunchtime series, A Taste of Omega. Take time out from your busy day with exquisite chamber music performed by some of the finest musicians in the country. The clarinet is an instrument of beauty and grace. Omega Ensemble’s Artistic Director and clarinetist will delight you with Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for Clarinet solo. These short monologues are among Stravinsky’s “biggest” little works and he composed them immediately after…

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UNSW Wind Symphony

20 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
UNSW: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, Kensington, High St & Wansey Rd
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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Tickets: $20/$15/$10 UNSWWS conductor: Steven Capaldo Artists: UNSW Wind Symphony The UNSW Wind Symphony was founded in 1991 to perform works specially composed for wind ensembles with or without percussion. The Wind Symphony provides repertoire, largely dates from after 1900, with arrangements of works from all eras and styles, including jazz, popular and art-music forms. The Wind Symphony is home to many of the woodwind and brass players on campus, and comprises about 50 players at any one time. Program:…

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Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius

21 October @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
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One event on 21 October 2017 at 2:00pm

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$49 - $109

At the end of the score of The Dream of Gerontius, Elgar wrote: “This is the best of me.” This monumental work embodies Elgar’s spiritual and artistic ideals – it is as stirringly Romantic and grand as you’d expect, but it is also Elgar’s most personal utterance.  Elgar poured his “heart’s blood” into Gerontius, responding to the words with evocative, sincere and imaginative music – imposing marches full of pomp and circumstance, choirs of demons and angels, and celestial harmonies – that takes us from earth…

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The Reluctant Consort presents ‘East and West’

22 October @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Sts Peter and Paul’s Cathedral, Cnr Bourke and Verner Streets
Goulburn, NSW 2580 Australia
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Join the Reluctant Consort for a free concert of music from the East and West, from Vivaldi to revolutionary songs from China. PROGRAM: Johann Christian Schickhardt, 1715 Concerto III: allegro, adagio, giga, presto recorders, cello, theorbo, spinet Johannes Ockeghem, Jacob Obrecht, Pierre de la Rue, Anonymous Fors seulement - settings from the 15th and 16th centuries recorders, cello Isang Yun, 1993 Chinese Pictures – ‘The hermit at the water’ bass recorder Francesco Turini, 1624 Sonata ‘Il Corisino’ recorders, cello, theorbo…

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Collegium Musicum Choir: Sounds of England

22 October @ 5:00 pm AEDT
UNSW: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, Kensington, High St & Wansey Rd
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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collegium 2017

Tickets: $25/$22/$18.50 Choral Director: Sonia Maddock Artists: Collegium Musicum Choir Burgundian Consort The Collegium Musicum Choir's second program for the year includes works of twentieth century English choral composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and John Rutter. The Burgundian Consort will offer two choral works of Rutter, his Musica Dei Donum and Cantate Domino, with young soloists featured in Vaughan William's Mass in G minor for double chorus. The program is completed by the chamber ensemble version of Rutter's Requiem, never previously…

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November 2017

Elena Kats-Chernin’s Birthday Bash

4 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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City Recital Hall is stringing up the party lights for one of Australia’s best-loved composers, Elena Kats-Chernin. A spectacular line-up of celebrities, musicians and singers is descending on Angel Place for this epic birthday bash. Elena’s music, performed by the nation’s top ensembles and orchestras, has delighted audiences for years. Her compositions cross genres; from intimate pieces for piano and chamber ensembles to ballet, opera and more. Her music reaches into our lives on film, TV and radio. We hear…

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Songs of Farewell | Sydney Philharmonia Chamber Singers

11 November @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
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Paddington Uniting Church, Paddington, 395 Oxford St
Paddington, NSW 2021 Australia
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$60.00

Tickets $60 plus booking fees On the 11th of November we recall the sacrifice made by men and women in protecting us, a time for contemplation of the grandest themes of life and death. Music has always played a role in occasions of shared sorrow, both as a means of expressing it, and as a consolation. Choral music is an especially powerful vehicle for the music of remembrance, a collective singing on behalf of humankind. Our Chamber Singers mark Remembrance Day with works that confront tragedy…

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Music for a King: Chamber Music in the Bush 2017

12 November @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm AEDT
Broadford Salon, Broadford, 700 Three Chain Road
Broadford, VIC 3658 Australia
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Part of Chamber Music in the Bush 2017 Greg Dikmans and Peter Hagen present a programme of works by Quantz, Benda, J.S. and C.P.E. Bach and the King (Frederick The Great) himself. “Music For a King” celebrates a time and place that we now can only imagine. Join us to come closer to this once exquisite reality. Frederick the Great of Prussia attracted the best artists and musicians in Europe to his court. Part of creating such a cultured court…

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BackStage Music Series – ASQ Close Quarters + Will Hansen

13 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Creative Space 99, 99 Crown Street
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia
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$25 - $35 65 tickets left

TICKETS: General - $35 Concession - $25 Student rush - $15 to be sold from 6.45pm on the night of the gig if any tickets are available. BackStage Music is an artist-run series of concerts in the inner city of Sydney. At each concert, BackStage Music presents an early career artist alongside an established artist or ensemble in back to back sets of innovative, challenging and exciting music. Join us in the hidden laneways of Darlinghurst @ creative space 99…

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A Taste of Omega: The Cello

15 November @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Get to know the performers and instruments of Omega Ensemble, in our captivating lunchtime series, A Taste of Omega. Take time out from your busy day with exquisite chamber music performed by some of the finest musicians in the country. The cello is regarded as the most lyrical and beautiful of the string instruments. It can ‘sing’ lyrically and explore the depths of sound through its range of colours and timbres. Join acclaimed Dutch cellist Teije Hylkema on a journey…

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Shane Chen: Letters from Tchaikovsky

19 November @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3000 Australia
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In the lush, lingering melodies, a certain Russian pathos never seems far away. Long snowy nights, tender childhood memories, glimpses of lost love and unspoken passion... By turns virtuosic and intimate, passionate and lyrical, Tchaikovsky is the quintessential Romantic—conjuring powerful emotions with his heart on his sleeve. This program is a wonderful opportunity to hear the extraordinary talents of MCO’s string musicians at their best—with Tchaikovsky’s breathtaking showpiece for string orchestra, the Serenade for Strings, the charming Album for the…

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Shane Chen: Letters from Tchaikovsky

23 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne, Federation Square
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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In the lush, lingering melodies, a certain Russian pathos never seems far away. Long snowy nights, tender childhood memories, glimpses of lost love and unspoken passion... By turns virtuosic and intimate, passionate and lyrical, Tchaikovsky is the quintessential Romantic—conjuring powerful emotions with his heart on his sleeve. This program is a wonderful opportunity to hear the extraordinary talents of MCO’s string musicians at their best—with Tchaikovsky’s breathtaking showpiece for string orchestra, the Serenade for Strings, the charming Album for the…

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Collegium Musicum Choir: Festival of Carols

26 November @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
UNSW: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, Kensington, High St & Wansey Rd
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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Tickets: $25/$22/$18.50 Choral Director: Sonia Maddock Artists Collegium Musicum Choir Burgundian Consort UNSW Handbell Ensemble UNSW's annual Christmas concert begins the festive season with the Collegium Musicum Choir, Burgundian Consort, Handbell Ensemble, student performers, gingerbread, handmade gifts and a Christmas tree. A warm and joyful occasion for all.

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December 2017

Raffaele and The Nightingale: Buon Natale – A classic Italian Christmas celebration

1 December @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Enogerra Bowls Club, Enogerra, 72 Pickering Street
Enogerra, QLD 4051 Australia
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Get into the Christmas spirit with Raffaele and the Nightingale. These talented and simpatico performers will sing their way into your hearts in their 2 hour Italian Christmas show, Buon Natale. Get into the Christmas spirit with Raffaele and the Nightingale. Traditional Italian Food available at all Raffaele and The Nightingale concerts.

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Raffaele and The Nightingale: Buon Natale – A Classic Italian Christmas Celebration

3 December @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm AEDT
Hamilton Town Hall, Hamilton, Cnr Rossiter and Racecourse Roads
Hamilton, QLD 4007 Australia
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These talented and simpatico performers will sing their way into your hearts in their 2 hour Italian Christmas show, Buon Natale. Get into the Christmas spirit with Raffaele and the Nightingale. Traditional Italian Food available at all Raffaele and The Nightingale concerts.

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Australia Piano Quartet: Mystic Voyage

10 December @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm AEDT
Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Australia Piano Quartet returns to the Utzon Room this December with Mystic Voyage, featuring newly commissioned works alongside Russian and Austrian greats. Schubert’s first work for piano and strings and a precursor to his much-loved “Trout Quintet” is the ebullient Adagio and Rondo Concertante which he wrote at the age of 19. The piano takes centre stage in this work of sparkling brilliance in which Schubert’s charm and heavenly melodic gifts shine. The Australia Piano Quartet are thrilled to unveil…

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Voices of Angels

11 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Join more than 200 of Australia’s finest young performers over two nights at City Recital Hall and find out why Voices of Angels is Sydney’s favourite festive celebration. Lyn Williams OAM directs the Sydney Children’s Choir and members of Gondwana Voices in a diverse range of uplifting and inspirational music. Presented by City Recital Hall and Gondwana Choirs

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Voices of Angels

12 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Join more than 200 of Australia’s finest young performers over two nights at City Recital Hall and find out why Voices of Angels is Sydney’s favourite festive celebration. Lyn Williams OAM directs the Sydney Children’s Choir and members of Gondwana Voices in a diverse range of uplifting and inspirational music. Presented by City Recital Hall and Gondwana Choirs

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Australian Haydn Ensemble: C.P.E. Bach, Mozart & Haydn

13 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Albert Hall, Canberra, Commonwealth Avenue
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
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Over the past five years, AHE have formed a wonderful collaborative relationship with regular guest Dr Erin Helyard.

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Australian Haydn Ensemble: C.P.E. Bach, Mozart & Haydn

15 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Over the past five years, AHE have formed a wonderful collaborative relationship with regular guest Dr Erin Helyard.

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