In our next concert, Sunday 1st June, 2.30pm, we celebrate Jeanne d’Arc and Dorothy Porter with music from the 15th and 21st centuries by Dufay, Agricola, Elena Kats-Chernin, Michael Nyman and Brooke Green.

Mosman Music Club, Blessed Sacrament Church, 59 Bradley’s Head Rd, Mosman, Sydney.

In 1429, with a divine calling, an uneducated peasant, the 17 year old Jeanne d’Arc led the French army in several routs against the English and Burgundians. We begin with a setting of Christine de Pizan’s Ditié de Jeanne d’Arc, and trace the history of Jeanne’s life with music from the 15th century by Dufay, Dunstable, Agricola and Josquin.

Dorothy Porter (1954 – 2008), was one of Australia’s greatest poetic visionaries, inspiring Brooke Green to set some of her Bone-Burning Tunes to music, including her mesmerizing Emerald Leopard. Continuing their mission to present contemporary as well as rare gems of early music, Josie and the Emeralds will also perform works by Elena Kats-Chernin and Arvo Pärt, and Brooke Green’s Graceful Ghost as heard on ABC Classic FM.

Josie and the Emeralds

Josie and the Emeralds

Josie Ryan, soprano
Brooke Green, Fiona Ziegler, Catherine Upex, Laura Moore, viols

Guest artists
Belinda Montgomery, soprano and Jacques Emery, double bass and percussion

Watch a video of us performing Nyman’s “If”, arr.Richard Boothby and Brooke Green