Le Parnasse – Sun 25 Apr 2021

François Couperin’s Le Parnasse ou L’Apothéose de Corelli is a picturesque homage to the Italian master through the lens of the French style that had dominated 17th century Europe. This program celebrates the quintessential French and Italian styles through Leclair and Corelli, finishing with Couperin’s wonderful marriage between the two.

Jean-Marie Leclair – Première Récréation de Musique, Op.6

Arcangelo Corelli – Sonata da Camera op.2 no.VI in G minor

Arcangelo Corelli – Sonata da Chiesa op.1 no.XII in D major

François Couperin – Le Parnasse ou L’Apothéose de Corelli

Lucinda Moon & Jennifer Kirsner – violins, Josephine Vains – cello, Peter de Jager – harpsichord

25 April 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sacred Heart Oratory, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St Abbotsford

The Brandenburg Connection – Sun 14 Nov 2021

Ruth Wilkinson (recorder/gamba) and Laura Vaughan (gamba)

Much-loved Melbourne musicians Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba) and Ruth Wilkinson (recorder, viola da gamba) shine in this joyful program featuring two pillars of the German Baroque: J.S.Bach and his great friend, Georg Philipp Telemann, the latter born in Brandenburg-Prussia. These works are the epitome of beauty and elegance – music for the soul!

Georg Philipp Telemann – Suite in D major for Gamba and Orchestra, TWV 55:D6 (Ouverture)

Georg Philipp Telemann – Concerto di Camera in G Minor for Recorder, Strings, and Basso Continuo, TWV 43:g3

Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No.6

Georg Philipp Telemann – Concerto for Recorder and Viola da Gamba, TWV 52:a1

14 November 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent,
1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford (map)

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Sara Macliver – Sun 26 Sep 2021

Acclaimed Australian soprano, Sara Macliver, joins Genesis Baroque for a program steeped in devotion, grace, and the sorrow of parting. From Bach’s lesser-known cantata ‘Non sa che sia dolore’ (‘He does not know what sorrow is’) to Handel’s spine-tingling aria ‘Tu del ciel ministro eletto’ (‘You, the chosen minister of Heaven’), this program epitomises the majesty and humanity of the Baroque repertoire.

Alessandro Scarlatti – Concerto Grosso No.5 in D Minor

Johann Sebastian Bach – Cantata BWV 209, ‘Non sa che sia dolore’

Johann Sebastian Bach – St John Passion BWV 245: ‘Ich folge dir gleichfalls’

Lionardo Leo – Concerto for 4 Violins in D Major

George Frideric Handel – Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno: ‘Tu del ciel ministro eletto’

26 September 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent,
1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford (map)

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