Bel a Cappella | Christmas Concert

Part of Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Supper Series Bel a cappella is a chamber choir of 25-30 experienced singers who are dedicated to the performance of diverse, high quality choral music in fine venues around Sydney. Established in…

 
Nick Russoniello and The Golden Age Quartet | From The Wireless

Part of the Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Series | Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30. The wireless was the centrepiece of the Australian living room. From 1939-1958 the was no greater star of the airwaves than `that handsome…

 
The Song Company | Close Up: Esperar, Sentir, Morir

Principal Artist, soprano Roberta Diamond is joined by Guest Artist, harpist Hannah Lane for voyages in music from the Iberian peninsula. Traditional melodies in Spanish and Ladino from the Sephardic diaspora are intertwined with theatre music from the Spanish Golden…

 
The Idea of North

Part of the Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Supper Series The Idea of North are entirely deserved of their reputation as Australia’s most awarded, best loved and longest running contemporary vocal group. This multi-ARIA Award-winning ensemble will astound and…

 
Whitwell and Withers | Outback Odyssey

Part of Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Series | Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30. Touring their new ABC Classic album, Whitwell and Withers perform the very best of new Australian music for the piano and guitar. Featuring stunning…

 
The Song Company | Close Up: CHANT D’AMOUR ET DE MORT

Radical 20th-century French composer Olivier Messiaen’s obsession with the transformative qualities of music and its power to connect the human soul with distant mysteries of the universe is channelled into his epic song cycle, Harawi. Featuring Principal Artist, soprano Amy…

 
The Seraphim Trio | In My Lady’s Chamber

Part of Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Series | Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30. Three very different piano trios speak to the private/public nature of chamber music. Clara Schumann’s piano trio is a consummate example of ‘chamber music,’…

 
The Marais Project | Two

Part of Independent Theatre A Cafe Culture Series ‘TWO’ celebrates the long-standing musical friendship of leading early musicians, lutenist Tommie Andersson and viola da gambist, Jenny Eriksson. In this truly special event each will play a solo bracket before joining…

 
Acacia Quartet | Mendelssohn-Hensel, Chan, Beethoven

Part of the Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Series | Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30. Audience favourite the Acacia Quartet presents String Quartets by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Lyle Chan and Ludwig van Beethoven. Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel was an extraordinarily gifted…

 
The Song Company | Madrigalesque

Part of Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Supper Series The Song Company’s Ensemble Artists go a cappella and fa-la-la-la-la in this exploration of madrigals from the 15th and 16th centuries. Madrigalesque promises to be the most fun musical outing…

 
Flinders Quartet | Composer Development Program Concert

Part of Independent Theatre A Cafe Culture Series Join Flinders Quartet in the beautiful Arches of The Independent for an intimate performance of an all-Australian program, featuring the Sydney premieres of new works by revered First Nation composer Deborah Cheetham…

 
Andrew Blanch in Recital

Part of Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Series | Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30. Andrew Blanch is recognised as one of Australia’s leading and most active young classical guitarists. He made his solo recital debut at the Sydney…

 
The Song Company | Close Up: Bach To The Future

With a voice that’s described as “exquisite” (Limelight Magazine) and “luminous” (The Australian), Melbourne-based countertenor Max Riebl joins Associate Artistic Director Francis Greep to reinvent the recital experience.This intimate program weaves effortlessly between Bach’s Lu-theran cantatas, mid-20th-century classics from Elvis,and…

 
Nexas Quartet | Best of British

Part of Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Series | Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30. Nexas present an exhilarating program of British saxophone music featuring works by Nymann, Fitkin, Gregory, Rodney-Bennett, Dove and Wilson Jonathan Dove – Tuning in…

 
The Song Company | SongCo Salon: Dances of Passion

The Song Company’s Ensemble Artists launch their new performance series SongCo Salon with this entertaining program of Brahms’s energetic “Liebeslieder Waltzes” and the touching Tonadillas en un stile antiguo by Enrique Granados. Warning:this performance contains wonderful young voices, beautiful music,and…

 
Acacia Quartet and Alicia Crossley | Muse [ CANCELLED ]

Cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19/Coronavirus precautions Part of Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Series | Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30 Recorder virtuoso Alicia Crossley joins the acclaimed Acacia Quartet to present Muse. Described as a “beguiling concert…

 
The Metropolitan Orchestra | MET Concert 3: Strings Attached [ CANCELLED ]

Cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19/Coronavirus precautions The exquisite strings of The Metropolitan Orchestra led by Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams return to The Independent Theatre for an atmospheric performance that will shower the audience with music from above in a…

 
Pacific Opera | A Mother’s Day Concert [ CANCELLED ]

Cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19/Coronavirus precautions Part of Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Series The Young Artists of Pacific Opera will delight you in a concert that celebrates all kinds of Mums this Mothers’ Day: a celebration in…

 
The Seraphim Trio | Beethoven’s Vienna [ CANCELLED ]

Cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19/Coronavirus precautions Part of Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Series | Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30. The brilliance of Beethoven is immediately recognisable in the grand opening statement of the Archduke trio, the…

 
Soulfood a Cappella [ CANCELLED ]

Cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19/Coronavirus precautions Part of Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Supper Series Soulfood is a multi-award winning Australian a cappella vocal group, offering a diverse menu of motown, soul and retro-pop – reimagined in the…

 
The Song Company | Close Up: Book of Travelers [ POSTPONED ]

Postponed due to COVID-19/Coronavirus precautions Ensemble Artists Ethan Taylor (tenor) and Hayden Barrington (baritone) spread their vocal wings in this Close-Up program of two works from both ends of art song history – Beethoven’s majestic An die ferne Geliebter (“To…

 
The Metropolitan Orchestra | The Cellists of TMO [ CANCELLED ]

Cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19/Coronavirus precautions Part of Independent Theatre A Prelude in Tea Chamber Music Series | Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30 The much loved Cellists of TMO return to the stunning Independent Theatre in North Sydney…

 
The Enigma Quartet | Coffee and Romance

Part of the Independent Theatre A Cafe Culture Concert Enjoy an intimate afternoon of chamber music beneath the arches with the acclaimed Enigma Quartet. Mendelssohn’s elegiac second quartet and Smetana’s beloved quartet, ‘from my life’, will delight and transport with…

 
Spooky Men’s Chorale

Part of the Independent Theatre, A Prelude in Tea Supper Series Formed in the Blue Mountains in 2001 by Christchurch-born spookmeister Stephen Taberner, the Spooky Men rose to prominence at the 2004 National Folk Festival in Canberra with a judicious…

 
Acacia Quartet: Fratres

Tickets: Adult $48 | Concession/under 30 $30 | Student $25 | Child $17 Internationally acclaimed Australian ensemble the Acacia Quartet return to the Independent Theatre in North Sydney with a spectacular Sunday afternoon concert concert that ranges from the romantic to…

 
Tea with the Seraphim Trio – a perfect way to spend a winter’s afternoon

On a winter’s afternoon there is only one thing better than sitting by a sunny window with coffee and cake, anticipating a concert by the Seraphim Trio – the concert itself! Entitled Memories, the Prelude in Tea concert at the…

 
Australian Haydn Ensemble with a French Twist

On Sunday June 2, the Australian Haydn Ensemble performed an interesting program with a “French Twist” at the Independent Theatre in North Sydney. This included works with a French connection by Mozart and Haydn, paired with works by little known…

 
Pacific Opera: Mother’s Day Prelude in Tea Concert

Tickets: Adult $49 | Concession $32 | Under 30 $32 | Student $22 | Child under 12 $17 Simon Kenway presents a concert of the most beautiful and inspiring music celebrating all kinds of Mums this Mothers’ Day. Featuring the…

 
The Streeton Trio: Czech Masterpeices – A Prelude in Tea Event

Tickets: $47 Adult, $30 Concession, $22 student and $16 child. Includes afternoon tea. Described by Musica Viva as “Australia’s most internationally successful piano trio,” the Streeton Trio was formed in 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland, by three young Australian musicians. In…

 
Ensemble Vinifera: The Female of the Species – Prelude in Tea Event

Tickets: $47 Adult, $30 Concession, $22 student and $16 child. Includes afternoon tea. ‘Why are there so few female composers?’ is a question that resurfaces regularly. There are in fact many first rate female composers and this concert will feature…

 
Sonus Quartet, The Passionate

I’m starting to believe that Sunday afternoon is the perfect time for a chamber music concert, and if the classikON calendar is anything to go by, I’m not alone. Another trend I’m enjoying is the shorter concert. A concert that…

 
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