2012 Concerts

Sunday 18 November 3pm

Gibbons and the New 

It’s a rare treat to hear 6 viols play together. The first half of this concert features Gibbons magnificent 6 part Fantasias: all 6 of them. Along with some of his  five part In Nomines and the 6 part pavan and Galliard. And we perform some of his Motets and Madrigals for Voices and Viols to mark the 400th anniversary of their publication.

The second half the concert features contemporary works by Australian composers including Elena Kats-Chernin and new works by Brooke Green.

Josie Ryan, Brooke Green, (director), Fiona Ziegler, Anthea Cottee, with Melbourne guests Laura Vaughan, Laura Moore, Rebecca Humphrey Diederich.

Glebe Music Festival

http://www.glebemusicfestival.com/calendar.html

St Scholastica’s Chapel,
Arcadia Rd, Glebe, Sydney
(Tickets $30 at the door or $20 concessions and early bird – for early bird phone 0422-334-054 or book up to and including 17thNovember).

 
 
Sunday 30 September 3pm


The Queen’s Pleasure

Sydney Fringe Festival

Fascinating Renaissance and contemporary music for soprano and viol consort. Witty songs and brain-twisting Fantasias from Elizabeth I’s time, including “Albanese” a tragically beautiful lament of a bereaved asylum seeker.

Josie Ryan, Brooke Green, Fiona Ziegler and Anthea Cottee

Chapter Hall
St Mary’s Cathedral College,
St Mary’s Rd, Sydney
 
Park at Domain carpark
 
Sydney Fringe Festival

 

Friday 28 September 7:30pm

The Queen’s Pleasure (as for 30 Sept) 

Manly Arts Festival

Star of the Sea Theatre

Eurobin St, Manly

http://www.manlyartsfestival.com/index.php/art-after-dark

Sunday 19 August 3pm

Josie and The Emeralds at Ensemble Offspring’s “Sizzle”

a bit of warm winter fun: zany music, drinks and bowlo food

Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney

Ensemble Offspring

Saturday 7 April 8pm

Easter Viol School Tutors’ Concert  

Brent Wissick

 

Traditional and contemporary works for soprano and viols

Josie Ryan, Brooke Green, Brent Wissick, Laura Vaughan, Victoria Watts

Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College,
Mangarra Road, Canterbury, Melbourne
 

Australian Viola da Gamba Society

Saturday 24th March 7pm 

Music and Painting from The Italian Renaissance

Each musical item in this program has been chosen to align with a specific painting from the National Gallery of Australia’s Renaissance Exhibition. St Sebastian and the Virgin Mary are venerated, the favourite song of the ruthless Cesare Borgia reveals his duplicity, the agony of the Crucifixion is given aural expression along with heightened emotions of secular love and jealousy. Music from the Early to the High Renaissance: Dufay, Desprez, Ruffo, Dalla Casa, Bassano, Monteverdi, Morley.

During the performance, the corresponding images will be projected. So after you have heard the serene, graceful polyphony of Dufay’s “O Beate Sebastiane”  will you ever be able to see Raphael’s dreamily beautiful “Saint Sebastian,” without hearing Dufay’s motet?  Or if you hear Dufay’s motet again, won’t that call to mind Raphael’s painting?

James O. Fairfax Theatre, 

National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra
 
Tickets and more info
 

Raphael: Saint Sebastian

Sunday 12th February 2.30pm

Io Canterei d’Amor: I would sing of Love 

Sacred and secular love songs from the Italian Renaissance: Guillaume Dufay, Vincenzo Ruffo, Josquin Desprez, Giovanni Bassano, Palestrina, Monteverdi, and Cesare Borgia’s favourite song, not surprisingly rather duplicitous! Finally, Andrea Pandolfo’s “Albanese” a contemporary lament of a grieving mother, dedicated to boatpeople everywhere.

Mosman Music Club
Blessed Sacrament Church, Mosman
Bradley’s Head Rd, Mosman, 
 
Afternoon tea and lucky door prizes!
$20 (Seniors $15), Children free.
 
 

Monday 30th January 8pm

Io Canterei d’Amor: I would sing of Love

Sacred and secular love songs from the Italian Renaissance: Guillaume Dufay, Jacopo da Bologna, Vicenzo Ruffo, Josquin Desprez, Giovanni Bassano, Palestrina, Monteverdi  and Cesare Borgia’s favourite song, not surprisingly rather duplicitous! Finally, Andrea Pandolfo’s “Albanese” a contemporary lament of a grieving mother, dedicated to boatpeople everywhere.

Killara Music Club
Ravenswood School Auditorium,
Pacific Hwy, Gordon,  
 
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Lorenzo Lotto: Portrait of Lucina Brembati

Altobello Melone: Portrait of a Gentleman (Cesare Borgia?)
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