2022 Concerts

Friday 2 December, 6:00 – 7:30pm

The Emerald Phoenix CD Launch

We invite you to drinks and canapés to launch The Emerald Phoenix CD: music by Brooke Green. At 6.30pm there will be a short concert by Josie and The Emeralds: Josie Ryan (soprano); Brooke Green, Laura Moore, Catherine Upex, Laura Vaughan (viols); Simon Martyn-Ellis (theorbo). CDs will be available for purchase.

Entry is free. Please reserve your ticket here.

Lucy Russell (Harington), Countess of Bedford

Sunday 20 November 3pm

Lucy, Countess of Bedford, Her Revels

St Cecilia’s Day 2022

Josie Ryan, soprano

Nadia Piave, dramatic narrator

Laura Vaughan, bass viol (Guest Artist)

Brooke Green, Pippa MacMillan, Catherine Upex, viols

Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Rd, Glebe, Sydney

Glebe Music Festival


Lucy, Countess of Bedford, was not just a leading lady and ‘beautiful ornament’ at the court of James I and Anna of Denmark. She produced and performed in several court masques, she was a poet, a letter writer and patron of Ben Jonson, John Dowland and John Donne. For this concert, Lucy (Nadia Piave) will be our presenter – she has taken temporary leave from her rigorous masque rehearsals at the heavenly Court of Anna to give us a brief moment of her valuable time. We will romp through her life with music by her contemporaries: Anthony Holborne, John Dowland, Orlando Gibbons, John Jenkins and new works by Brooke Green.

St Francis, Abbey of Saint Scholastica, Subiaco, 1228-29.

Sunday 23 October


St Francis and the Animals

Josie Ryan, soprano

Brooke Green, Pippa MacMillan, Catherine Upex, viols

St Francis of Assisi Church, Paddington

463 Oxford Street, Paddington