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Wesley Music Centre

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*Sunday 19 August 3pm Joshua Ryan – Organ Recital.  A recent recipient of the Sydney University Medal in Music (2018), Joshua has just commenced as a teacher in the ACT Organ School.  He has performed in the UK and Europe as well as Australia and has extensive experience as organist/organ scholar in a number of Sydney Churches. In this recital, Joshua presents a program of Bach, Elgar, Harwood & MessiaenCome and hear one of the best up and coming organists in the country! Entry *A $25, C $20; f/t student $10; child U/12, ACT Organ School students & Wesley Music Scholars – FREE. Tickets at the door Wesley Uniting Church.

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Wednesday 22 August 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” “Woodwinds at Wesley” The ever popular Woodwinds of the Royal Military College Band return to Wesley Music Centre! The program will showcase some of the Australian Army’s finest musicians. Audiences will be treated to music from soloists as well as woodwind ensembles, with a program including much-loved music by Mozart, Brahms, Vaughan-Williams & more! Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

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*Saturday 25 August 7.30pm Canberra Opera's Recital Series continues it's inaugural opera recital series with local opera singer Karyn Tisdell as the featured artist. Karyn will be joined by two other locals to the Canberra region. The concert will feature a range of arias and duets. Tickets are available online at www.canberraopera.org.au. *A $25; *C $20; f/t/student $20; child U/12 free. *Friends of Wesley Music discount applicable. Subscription series A $80 / C $70. Enquiries canberraopera@gmail.com

Sunday 26 August 3pm the Wesley Music Centre presents the Brahms & Mozart Clarinet Quintets with Eloise Fisher (clarinet), Barbara Jane Gilby & Pip Thompson (violin), Lucy Carrigy-Ryan (viola) & Samuel Payne (cello).  This concert is, in part, a celebration of the career of Barbara Jane Gilby who is working towards her retirement!  *A$35; *C $30; f/t student $10; U12 free.  www.trybooking.com/  Refreshments.

Wednesday 29 August 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Canberra Grammar Senior Students. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Saturday 1 September 5pm Spring Concert Polifemy. Tickets: A$25; C $20; child U/12 $5.  Wesley Uniting Church

*Sunday 2 September 3pm Canberra Symphony Orchestra Recital Series:  Recital Four. Nick Russoniello (Saxophone) TELEMANN: Fantasia No.1 in A Major; RUSSONIELLO: Dawn Searching The New South; C.P.E BACH: Sonata In A minor; RUSSONIELLO: Megalania (The Lizard Monster); BRITTEN: Six Metamorphoses After Ovid; RUSSONIELLO: Fox (A tribute to Jimi Hendrix).tickets@cso.org.au  or at the door. *A$40 *U/30 $29 *FoWM discount applies. Enquiries: 02 6262 6772. Wesley Uniting Church.

 Wednesday 5 September 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Colin Milner & Colleen Rae-Gerrard, voice & piano,with Garth Mansfield introducing "Ich habe genug". Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

*Sunday 9 September 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 5: WHAT THE FOLK SING Christina Wilson (mezzo-soprano) & Alan Hicks (piano).Folk songs record the rich stories and histories of peoples everywhere - the social, emotional, and political. Classical composers such as de Falla, Brahms, Copland and Bartok have tapped this rich resource, writing inspired arrangements for the concert platform – a synergy continued by composers today. Admission to the concert includes a complimentary program and light refreshments:  A $35; Sen, pnsr, Friends of ArtSound FM, *Friends of Wesley Music and Musica Viva subscribers $30; Art Song Canberra members $25; f/t student $15. www.artsongcanberra.org

Wednesday 12 September 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Mia Huang, piano.Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Saturday 15 September 2pm Masterclass for Performers of Art Song. Marilyn Richardson will give a masterclass for singers and accompanists.  Audience will be very welcome. Book at www.trybooking.com/WRJU A$30; C$25; f/t student $15. More details will be announced nearer the date (which itself is subject to possible change).  The masterclass is kindly and generously sponsored by the Wesley Music Foundation. Wesley Uniting Church.

Wednesday 19 September 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Michael Smith, a retired journalist and trained opera singer, will perform sacred arias by Vivaldi, Pergolesi & Glass with lute, lyre, & guitar. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Sunday 23 September 2.15pm “Take a musical journey Beyond Opera” A concert featuring David Reedy’s voice students, well-known ACT singers, & guest artists from Canberra Opera – Clare Hedley soprano; Andrew Barrow tenor; Nathanael Patterson & Peter Smith baritones. The program will include music items taken from the period between the two world wars 1914 -1945 and beyond. Featuring much-loved songs by Ivor Novello from his shows ‘The Dancing Years’, 'Kings Rhapsody' & 'Perchance to Dream'. Music will include operatic arias and duets from Mozart’s The Magic Flute; Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers and Delibe’s Lakmé (‘The Flower Duet’); selections from The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert & Sullivan, modern musical theatre including ‘Why God’ & ‘The Last 'Night of the Year’ from Miss Saigon; and Broadway hits ‘New York, New York’. Also some vaudeville favourites from ‘The Titanic’ Steerage Song book. A special feature will be the much-loved songs by Ivor Novello, composer, singer & actor. He was the most popular British composer from the mid-1930s until his death in 1951. A highlight will be a duet for soprano and tenor ‘We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring Again’. It will be an afternoon of delightful music & fun. Tickets at www.trybooking.com/VHKJ or at the door. A$30; C $25, f/time student $15; child U12 free. Enquiries: margot-reedy@grapevine.com.au or phone (02) 62491831.

Wednesday 26 September 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Gospel Folk Choir. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Wednesday 3 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Marie Cull piano Studio. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

*Sunday 7 October 7pm J.C. Bach & Haydn - CANBERRA SINFONIA. An exciting new baroque orchestra under the direction of Leonard Weiss & supported by the Wesley Music Foundation; Patron: Louise Page OAM.Program:J.C. Bach/ Casadesus cello concerto W.C 77; Haydn Symphony No.63 in C Major (2nd ver). Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/XAFB *A$20; C & f/t student $15. Wesley Uniting Church

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Wednesday 10 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Mozart Trio with Viola & Clarinet. Hilda Visser-Scott piano.Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Sunday 14 October 3pm Sydney Consort Concert 3: Papa & Sons. Bach's fame certainly did not fade in the generations that followed, with his four sons growing up to be outstanding musicians in their own right. Come and see the Papa and his sons have their say. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a beautiful combination of viola da gamba, viola d’amore & baroque violin instruments with recorder and harpsichord creating unique sound and colours. Hans-Dieter Michatz recorder; Stan W Kornel baroque violin ; Annika Stagg viola da gamba; Monika Kornel harpsichord For tickets, please go to www.trybooking.com/TTKO or at the door 30 minutes before the concert. *A $35; *C $25 *FoWM discount applies. www.sydneyconsort.com.au

Wednesday 17 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Orlie Beer & Lucus Allerton. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

*Saturday 20 October 7.30 pm "Schumann - Poet of the Piano". Daniel Herscovitch performs works by Robert Schumann: Fantasy Pieces Op.12; Four Fugues Op.72 & Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor Op.11. Tickets at www.trybooking.com/XHDL  or at the door. *A $30; C $20; f/t student $10; child U/12 free. *FoWM discount applies to this ticket price. Enquiries: daniel.herscovitch@sydney.edu.au

*Sunday 21 October 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 6: The Degenerate and the Fop. Sarahlouise Owens (soprano) & Colleen Rae-Gerrard (piano). Exploring the interesting song repertoire of the twentieth century: the decadence of the Belle Époque and the jazz age through to the Weimar Republic and beyond.  Songs by composers such as Satie, Ravel, Hahn, Reger, Weill and Casey. Admission to the concert includes a complimentary program and light refreshments:  A $35; Sen, pnsr, Friends of ArtSound FM, *Friends of Wesley Music and Musica Viva subscribers $30; Art Song Canberra members $25; f/t student $15. www.artsongcanberra.org

Wednesday 24 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Studio of Natalia Tkachenko, piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Sunday 28 October 6pm Grevillea Quartet presents Beethoven & Mendelssohn. The newly established Grevillea Quartet gives their debut concert at Wesley Music Centre performing two monumental works in the history of Classical music: String Quartet No.1 Op. 18 in F Major by Beethoven (1801) and String Quartet No.6 Op.80 in F minor by Mendelssohn (1847). A $30; C $15; f/t student $15, child U/12 free. FoWM discount applies. Tickets available at www.trybooking.com/WYUA or at the door.

Wednesday 31 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Chloe Lankshear & AJ America, voice (solos & duets) & piano accomp. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Wednesday 7 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Robert Harris & pianist. Viola & piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Sunday 11 November 3pm Concert 4: Venetian Masters. The Sydney Consort is delighted to present the inspiring English soprano Amy More and renowned cornetist Matthew Manchester to perform an array of early Venetian compositions. Join the ensemble on a musical journey through musica Veneziana and all its evocative arias, supported by strings, continuo and cornetto. Amy Moore (soprano), Matthew Manchester (cornetto), Stan W Kornel (baroque violin), Monika Kornel (harpsichord). For tickets, please go to www.trybooking.com/TTKZ or at the door 30 minutes before the concert *A $35; *C $25 *FoWM discount applies. www.sydneyconsort.com.au

Wednesday 14 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Stuart Long, piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

 

Saturday 17 November 4.30pm “Marcela Fiorillo Studio Recital”. Performers are: Ivan Wang, Emily Wang, Joshua Li, Kevin Li, Emily Wenck, Crony Zhou, Aaron Choy, Ingrid Stening, Matthew Crafter, Janelle Chia, Johanna Chia, Emily Bian, Felix Bian, Duong Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Lily Nguyen, Anastasia Wang, Nicholas Wang, Nicole Wang, Brigid Cummins, Christine Thompson, performing Bach, Mozart, Diabelli, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Kabalevsky, Bartok, & others. Free Entry.

Wednesday 21 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Robert Schmidli, piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation

*Sunday 25 November 3pm. Art Song Season of Song Concert 7: A Celebration! Louise Page (soprano) & Phillipa Candy (piano) will mark their 25-year musical partnership with songs they have most loved and enjoyed during that time. Years of hard work, friendship, frustration and laughter are reflected in their choice of favourites from Viennese classics to modern American songs.  Featuring songs by Strauss, Schubert, Carlisle Floyd and others. Admission to the concert includes a complimentary program and light refreshments:  A $35; Sen, pnsr, Friends of ArtSound FM, *Friends of Wesley Music and Musica Viva subscribers $30; Art Song Canberra members $25; f/t student $15. www.artsongcanberra.org

Wednesday 28 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Rhythm Syndicate. Choir: Christmas concert with jazz items. Entry  $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Wednesday 5 December 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Wesley Music Scholars. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments).Or donation.

Friday 14 December 7pm “Red Live Breath” Concert. The Australian Voices performing Red Live Breath by composer Cathy Milliken, & various Australian choral works. Tickets are available online via www.theaustralianvoices.com/*A $29; *C $20;child U/16 $5. *FoWM discount applies. Optional workshop at 5.30pm, free with each ticket purchase. Enquiries: admin@theaustralianvoices.com

Saturday 15 December 3pm Haydn & J.S. Bach - CANBERRA SINFONIA. An exciting new baroque orchestra under the direction of Leonard Weiss, supported by the Wesley Music Foundation &Patron Louise Page OAM. Program: Handel Organ Concertos Op 7, No 1 in Bb Major & No 4 in D minor; JS Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066. With special guest performer Calvin Bowman (organ). Tickets: www.trybooking.com/XBHC  A$20; C & f/t student $15. Wesley Uniting Church