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The Independent Theatre, North Sydney

269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia

Sydney’s oldest Edwardian theatre, and with one of the best acoustics in Sydney, it is home to some of the most exciting chamber performances in Sydney today. In 2019 the Theatre celebrated 80 years since Doris Fitton reopened the Theatre and named it the Independent Theatre.

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April 2020

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

4 April 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$30 – $50

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 distant beloved”),the first narrative song cycle,and Gabriel Kahane’s astonishing 2018 work, Book of Travelers, a fusion of classical, jazz, and pop that weaves a musical tapestry of stories collected during the composer’s 6000-mile train journey across the USA. Gabriel…

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Soulfood a Cappella [ CANCELLED ]

5 April 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$22 – $49

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 signature Soulfood sound – and performed by a seamless 50-voice ensemble. Soulfood won the John Lamble Australasian Open Choral Championships in 2009, 2011, 2013, and again in 2018, and were finalists in Channel 7's Battle of the Choirs. ​ Soulfood…

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The Seraphim Trio | Beethoven’s Vienna [ CANCELLED ]

26 April 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$17 – $49

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 last and most enduring of his works for this genre. Perhaps the most beloved of all trios, the Archduke is at once symphony, opera and chamber conversation of the most intimate proportions. In contrast, Beethoven's Kakadu variations display the simplicity…

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May 2020

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

10 May 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$17 – $49

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 music and motherhood, featuring sublime music from the past 300 years. Truly an unforgettable concert. These singers are our future stars! We promise an enchanting afternoon's entertainment. The perfect way to spend Mothers' Day. Join us for a lush afternoon…

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The Marais Project | Baroque Songs and Interludes [ POSTPONED ]

16 May 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$15.00 – $45.00

Postponed due to COVID-19/Coronavirus precautions Take a fascinating musical tour across Europe as the Marais Project presents songs and interludes from England, France, Italy, Germany and Sweden and the world premiere of “Christchurch Monody” by leading Australian composer, Gordon Kerry. “A cultured beauty of tone and a confidence that placed her among the viola da gambist worth going a long way to hear.” (Sydney Morning Herald) Musicians: Susie Bishop, soprano/violin; Jenny Eriksson and Cathy Upex, viola da gamba; Tommie Andersson…

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

17 May 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$19 – $62

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 unique afternoon of sublime music. Opening this atmospheric musical afternoon is Vaughan Williams’ lush Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The Metropolitan Orchestra strings, led by Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams will wash the audience in sound from the heavens…

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Acacia Quartet and Alicia Crossley | Muse [ CANCELLED ]

31 May 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$17 – $49

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 full of whimsy and musical story-telling” (Limelight Magazine), Muse features Australian compositions for recorder and string quartet inspired by poetry, mythology, historic tunes and storybook characters by Lyle Chan, Anne Boyd, Chis Williams, Stephen Yates, Jessica Wells and Sally Whitwell.…

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June 2020

The Song Company | SongCo Salon: Dances of Passion

14 June 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$30 – $50

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 theatrical elements. Brahms - Liebeslieder Waltzes Granados - Tonadillas en un stile antiguo Approximately 70 minutes. No intermission.

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Nexas Quartet | Best of British

26 June 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$17 – $49

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 - 12' Ian Wilson - So Softly - 8' Richard Rodney Bennett - Saxophone Quartet - 15' Will Gregory - Lost Bronze - 10' INTERMISSION Barbara Thompson - White - 6' Michael Nyman - Songs for Tony - 18' Graham…

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July 2020

The Song Company | Close Up: Bach To The Future

11 July 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$30 – $50

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 a newwork by Sarah Elise Thompson. Approximately 70 minutes. No intermission.

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Andrew Blanch in Recital

28 July 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$17 – $49

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 Opera House in 2017 to critical-acclaim, and to date his career has taken him around the world. His debut CD, Spanish Guitar Music, has proven popular with listeners and critics alike, with glowing reviews and regular airtime on ABC Classic…

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August 2020

Flinders Quartet | Composer Development Program Concert

9 August 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$10 – $30

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 AO and Sydney's own Ella Macens. New works by Deborah Cheetham AO, Ella Macens, and other emerging Australian composers

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The Song Company | Madrigalesque

16 August 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$22 – $49

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 you’ve had for a while so make sure you bring your friends! Approximately 70 minutes. No intermission.

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Acacia Quartet | Mendelssohn-Hensel, Chan, Beethoven

30 August 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$17 – $49

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 musician. She had a very passionate personality, apparent in her only String Quartet in E-flat major. Although encouraged as a performer and composer during her childhood, she was not able to pursue a career in music but had to meet…

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September 2020

The Marais Project | Two

26 September 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$10 – $30

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 together as a dynamic duo.For more years than they care to remember The Marais Project's Jenny Eriksson and Tommie Andersson have thrilled Australian audiences with their mastery of their respective instruments. They have collaborated on 7 CDs including an Australian…

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The Seraphim Trio | In My Lady’s Chamber

27 September 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$17 – $49

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,' constructed with great intimacy and poetry, while Fanny Mendelssohn's piano trio constitutes an enormous challenge to the genre. This is a piano concerto masquerading as a piano trio, and perhaps reflects the composer's thwarted ambitions to transcend the world of…

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October 2020

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

10 October 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$30 – $50

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 Moore, accompanied by Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, the music and the love poetry were written while Messiaen’s wife Claire Delbos was suffering from serious mental illness. Harawiis infused with an fantastical mix of Peruvian ritual, the grand est and catchiest…

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Whitwell and Withers | Outback Odyssey

25 October 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm AEDT
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$17 – $49

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 works by Westlake, Greenaway, Edwards, Whitwell and more! Outback Odyssey brings you the very best of new Australian music for the unique blend of piano and guitar. Featuring the out-of-this-world work Jovian Moons by Australia’s esteemed Nigel Westlake and a…

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November 2020

The Idea of North

1 November 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEDT
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$22 – $49

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 move with their incredible arrangements, flawless harmonies and dry, deadpan Aussie sense of humour. You'll not only experience world-class a cappella singing, but such is the group's down-to-earth nature, you'll also leave feeling as though you've know each member of…

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

15 November 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$30 – $50

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 Age along with popular compositions that travelled to the other end of the continent. JUAN HIDALGO | JOSÉ MARÍN | LUIS DE NARVÁEZ | ALONSO MUDARRA | MANUEL DE FALLA

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Nick Russoniello and The Golden Age Quartet | From The Wireless

29 November 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm AEDT
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$17 – $49

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 sheik with the sax’, Clive Amadio. A virtuosic clarinettist and saxophonist, Amadio and his quartet brought live music into Australian homes with their hugely popular radio show The Clive Amadio Half Hour.

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December 2020

Bel a Cappella | Christmas Concert

13 December 2020 @ 4:30 pm AEDT
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$22 – $49

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 1995 by a few members of Sydney University Musical Society who were looking for the challenges of singing in a smaller group, Bel a cappella continues to attract able singers who are keen to explore the more demanding repertoire to…

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