Sunday 20 November, 3.30 PM
St Cecilia 2016
Josie and the Emeralds
Amy Johansen, organ
Glebe Music Festival
The Great Hall, University of Sydney
Friday, 26 August, 7.30 PM
Sunday 28 August, 3 PM – 4 PM
Josie and the Emeralds upcoming program “A Very Emerald Shakespeare” celebrates The Bard’s influence on composers from the 17th century and the present: Morley, Byrd, Gibbons, Purcell, Tallis, and an arrangement by Brooke Green of two Shakespeare songs by Martin Wesley-Smith. The program includes two works by Brooke Green for soprano and viols: the premiere of Midsummer Love, and a reprise of Spears, 2015.
2016 is also the 400th year anniversary of Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog’s landing in Western Australia. Throughout 2016 all Josie and the Emeralds’ programs include music by the early baroque Dutch composer Johannes Schenck: from his Sonatas for 2 bass viols, The Nymph of The Rheine.
We hope that you can join us for one of our two performances of this program on either Friday, 26 August at 7.30 PM at Cardinal Ceretti Chapel, St Patrick’s Estate, 151 Darley Rd, Manly, Sydney or Sunday 28 August, 3 PM – 4 PM at Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George St, Sydney.
Tickets for Manly are $37.50 and $21 and can be booked on
Tickets for the shorter concert at Christ Church St Laurence are available at the door only for $30 and $20.
We look forward to welcoming you to these special events.
Sunday 20 March, 2 PM – 3 PM
The Equinox occurs twice each year when the duration of day and night are virtually equal. In 2016, the first Equinox falls on 20 March.
In the northern hemisphere the Equinox is the beginning of spring, a time to dance, to celebrate earthly rebirth with symbols of fertility and renewal, a time to be frisky! In the south, it is
the beginning of Autumn, a time to contemplate the changing of the seasons, to accept that all things must rest.
Music from 17C Europe and 21C Australia: Hume, Byrd, Morley, Dowland, Edwards, Kats-Chernin and premiere of Reza Barati by Brooke Green.
Celebrating 400 years since Dirk Hartog’s Dutch expedition landed in Australia: the first in our exploration of Schenck’s Sonatas for 2 bass viols: The Nymph of The Rhine
Josie and the Emeralds with guest artist Lisa Terry, viol (USA)
Josie Ryan, soprano
Brooke Green, (dir.), Laura Moore, Catherine Upex, Imogen Granwal, viols
Jacques Emery, percussion
The Chamber Hall
Glebe Town Hall
160 St Johns Road Glebe
tickets at door: $35/25 (concess.)
This is a small venue. Tickets may sell out. But ne’er fear, you can purchase here