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April 2019

Mozart v Salieri Victoria Chorale 27 April 2019

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, Victoria 3134 Australia
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$45 – $70

Find out whether Mozart and Salieri were really deadly enemies as portrayed in Amadeus.  Mozart vs Salieri  dramatically brings the composers to life and showcases their masterpieces.  Four superstar soloists - Janet Todd,  Sally-Anne Russell, Nick Seidenman, and Peter Tregear - tell the story with dynamic conductor Mario Dobernig, Victoria Chorale and the Art of  Sound Orchestra. Tickets $45 - $70, melbournerecital.com.au/events/2019/mozart-vs-salieri   9699 3333

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In Dreams and Memories: Music of Christopher McLeod

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St George’s Anglican Church Flemington, 55 Lucknow St
Travancore, VIC 3032 Australia
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2019 Friends of Music Series is thrilled to present **** In Dreams and Memories: Music of Christopher McLeod **** The works presented are for wind quintet, and are all world premieres. About the composer: Christopher McLeod is a Melbourne-based Music Director, Hornist, Composer, and Conductor, currently serving as a freelance Music Educator. A classically-trained Hornist and Trumpeter, Christopher was drawn to Musicals from a young age, both as a player and as a conductor. Subsequently, his knowledge of the repertoire…

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The Spirit of Easter – Baroque Music for the Easter Season

April 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
St Oswald’s Church, 100 High Street Glen Iris
Melbourne, Vic 3146 Australia
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$10 – $25

In this concert, Baroque Music for the Easter Season, the brilliant counter-tenor Max Riebl and celebrated organist Calvin Bowman will perform music from Bach's Johannes Passion, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and Handel's Dixit Dominus.

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CONCERT: The Muses’ Delight – British Isles to the Australian Bush

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue
Melbourne, Eltham 3095 Australia
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$20 – $30

Join The Muses’ Delight on a musical journey from the British Isles of the 18th Century to the raucous Australian bush. Two themes arise: dance, and the transformation of British folk and classical music as it finds a home in the sun, bush and sea of Australia. Through this playfully constructed program we visit Handel and Purcell in the English Court, then head downtown to the reels and jigs of the tavern. Ross Edwards’ Ecstatic Dances paint a vivid image of…

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Australian Chamber Choir presents Bach’s St John Passion

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Scots’ Church, Corner of Collins and Russell Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$20 – $85

In the opening program of their 2019 season, Director Douglas Lawrence and the Australian Chamber Choir are joined by the Melbourne Baroque Orchestra to perform Johann Sebastian Bach's resplendent musical masterpiece, the St John Passion across regional Victoria and Melbourne in April and May. Renowned in Australia and throughout Europe the Australian Chamber Choir (ACC), founded in 2007 by its current director Douglas Lawrence OAM, transports its audience using the oldest instrument on the planet – the human voice. For this concert the…

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CONCERT: Laura Vaughn – Viola de Gamba

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue
Eltham, VIC 3095 Australia
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$25 – $30

Immerse yourself in the beautiful and hypnotic soundworld of the viola da gamba in this solo recital by renowned gambist Laura Vaughan. Revel in the rich and unique sonorities of the instrument as it weaves a tale through different musical styles with rarely-heard works by Tobias Hume, St. Colombe, Carl Friedrich Abel and Johann Sebastian Bach as well as newly-discovered solo Fantasias for viola da gamba by Georg Philipp Telemann in the stunning surrounds of Montsalvat. Tickets: Adult: $30 Concession:…

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May 2019

Bach Concertos

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$40 – $133

To hear Bach’s keyboard concertos is to witness the birth of a genre. Alternating bustling brio and the most heartfelt lyricism, Bach creates music that speaks across the centuries. Recently praised for his “simply gorgeous” playing and “crystalline phrasing” by the Washington Post, pianist David Fung is an ideal match for the immaculate poise and effortless dexterity these wonderful concertos require. Béla Bartók’s Divertimento is one of the iconic works for chamber orchestra—an exhilarating showpiece, inflected with folk melodies and…

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The Elixir of Love

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St Paul’s Anglican Church, 2 Margaret St
Canterbury, Victoria 3126 Australia
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$25

Don't miss this innovative production in its sole Melbourne performance after a Victorian tour. Based on the touring productions that were popular on the goldfields in the 19th Century, GBD Productions presents Mr Lyster's Touring Colonial Opera.  Donizetti's delightful opera, The Elixir of Love, comes to St Paul's Anglican Church, 2 Margaret St Canterbury, on Saturday 4 May at 2pm. The cast includes rising young soprano Piera Dennerstein as Adina, Herald Sun Aria finalist and 2019 Green Room nominee baritone…

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Choral Festival @ Montsalvat

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue
Eltham, VIC 3095 Australia
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$17 – $75

A delightful day of live music making with 16 choirs in 3 art galleries across 5 hours. Music is classical, gospel, multi-cultural, modern and theatre, sung by about 500 singers. Select your concerts in this choral music-in-the-round and enjoy variety all day. Music by and for adults, youth and children. This event will have food and beverage trucks on site. Please bring cash to avoid potential disappointment. Tickets: Family: $75 Adult: $38 *Concession: $33 Children (under 16): $17 *Must hold…

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Bach Concertos

May 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street, Southbank
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $133

To hear Bach’s keyboard concertos is to witness the birth of a genre. Alternating bustling brio and the most heartfelt lyricism, Bach creates music that speaks across the centuries. Recently praised for his “simply gorgeous” playing and “crystalline phrasing” by the Washington Post, pianist David Fung is an ideal match for the immaculate poise and effortless dexterity these wonderful concertos require. Béla Bartók’s Divertimento is one of the iconic works for chamber orchestra—an exhilarating showpiece, inflected with folk melodies and…

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