Bach Akademie Australia | Bach’s Universal Light

This is a Melbourne Digital Concert Hall live streamed event. For so many of us, 2020 has been exceptionally hard thus far. With this in mind, we present a journey from darkness into light through Bach’s universal genius. ‘In memoriam’…

 
Consort 8’s sweetly jubilant program brought centuries-old music to life in the modern-day

As a sizeable audience took their places in the pews of Edmund Blackett’s Gothic Revival church of St. Paul’s Anglican in Burwood, a sole rousing drum marked the opening of this final concert for Consort 8 in 2019. Appropriately, the…

 
Consort 8 | In Dulci Jubilo: Music for Advent & Christmas

Tickets at the door: Adult $35 | Concession $30 Consort 8 presents In Dulci Jubilo, music for Advent and Christmas from the 15th to the 21st century for countertenor, recorders, viols & percussion. Program includes works by Agricola, Aichinger, Bach,…

 
Queensland Baroque’s Radiance shone brightly through a drizzly Brisbane afternoon

Queensland Baroque: Radiance shone brightly through a drizzly Brisbane afternoon on Sunday. The concert took listeners on a musical journey, rediscovering the Baroque period. The lush melodies radiated through the historic church, as the sunlight struggled through the stained-glass windows.…

 
Sydney Chamber Choir programme joyfully celebrated the power of the voice

Sam Allchurch took his audience to heart and taught them a thing or two about singing in his first subscription concert as Music Director for Sydney Chamber Choir in 2019. Music on Music was billed as a celebration of singing as…

 
Peninsula Summer Music Festival: Concerti Grossi was a Sunday afternoon outdoor baroque treat

Careful programming ensured that there was variety in a program of baroque instrumental works. No better way to spend a sunny afternoon than on the Flinders lawn.

 
Flinders Quartet in Sydney

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, 3 September 2014 Schubert – String Quartet No 13 in a Minor, D804 (Rosamunde) Much of this program was in minor keys which often are quite sad, reflective and certainly there was a ruminative feel…

 
ThoroughBass: Men of Moment

I never knew St Luke’s Mosman was such a wonderful space to be in with its minimal modern architecture and simple blue and gold semi circular chancel at the end. The women of Thoroughbass presented “Men of Moment” at St…

 
Breakdance meets Classical Music – The Visual Translation

German, and four times breakdancing world champions, Flying Steps, and opera director Christoph Hagel interpret Bach’s composition and translate into choreography. They bring the two worlds to new audiences. The video above explains the concept behind Red Bull Flying Bach.…

 
Art + Wine + Bach: Zoe Knighton at Wagner Gallery

Cellist Zoe Knighton is rehearsing the six Bach Cello Suites for a concert at Montsalvat in Eltham, Victoria later in the year. The six Suites are:[list type=’arrow’] Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 Suite No. 2 in D…

 
“Intimate Moments” with Julian & Dimity @ the Independent

On Tuesday 17th July, I went to the Musica Viva Coffee Concert at the Independent Theatre in North Sydney. The Goldner String Quartet are playing all of the Coffee Concert Series this year. For this performance two of the Quartet’s…

 
Pop Culture Classical: Before Sunrise (1995)

The quintessential 90’s romantic movie, Before Sunrise (1995) using Bach’s Sonata for viola de gamba No. 1 in G. A beautiful end to a beautiful film. Find out more about Before Sunrise on IMDb Find out more about Johann Sebastian Bach on Wikipedia…