Concerts

Concert Program 2020

Bonny Sweet Robin
LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Wednesday 30 September 1:15 – 1:45pm
St James King St Sydney

Music from the 14th century to the present day, including Rorate Caeli, arranged by Lance Eccles for Consort 8 and the premiere of Louise Welsh’s Robbin’

People can register to attend in person or watch a livestream (available for 6  days). The admission for either option is $10.
Registering is strongly recommended if you are going to attend in person, as seating may be limited.

Consort 8:
Tim Chung countertenor
Susan Christie recorder
Susan Foulcher recorder
Jude Huxtable recorder
Rob Small recorder
Bernie Williams recorder, lute

CONCERT 3

6pm Saturday 5 December
Music for Advent and Christmas

St Paul’s Anglican Church
205-207 Burwood Road
Burwood

More details coming soon…..

CONCERT 2

6pm Saturday September 19, 2020
Courtly Ayres and Dances

SOLD OUT

St Paul’s Anglican Church
205-207 Burwood Road
Burwood

Concert 2 was a benefit concert for St Paul’s Pantry which has been stretched to the limit since Covid-19.

Guest artists: The Early Dance Consort

The concert, Courtly Ayres and Dances,  promises to be a visual feast, with The Early Dance Consort performing renaissance and baroque dancing against the beautiful backdrop of St Paul’s Church. Consort 8 will perform music from England, France and Spain and as usual, we have found some hidden “gems” to delight you.

  • Consort 8 has a COVID-19 Safety Plan for this concert to keep everyone safe. In compliance with the NSW Government’s current COVID-19 guidelines:
    • The audience will be restricted to 100 and social distancing will be practised
    • You must not attend if you are unwell and/or waiting on test results -tickets bought in advance can be refunded in full on request, and
    • If the concert has to be cancelled because Covid-19 restrictions are tightened again, all tickets bought in advance will be refunded.

This concert sold out!

CONCERT 1 – CANCELLED

As was expected, our May concert was cancelled

Past Concerts

2019

CONCERT 3
Saturday 30 November
In Dulci Jubilo

CONCERT 2
Saturday 10 August
Sing Ye Sweet Viols

Sing ye sweet viols flyer

ST JAMES SYDNEY LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Wednesday 10 July
Blow Ye Gentle Flutes

CONCERT 1
Saturday 6 April
Lamentations: Sacred and Secular

Music for Eastertide, with guest artists Michael Wyborn and Ros Jorgensen, sackbuts. This concert presented a wide range of beautiful laments; the Lamentations of Jeremiah by Palestrina and Zelenka, the Lachrimae of Dowland, the “smuching” of a white lily and the first and last song of a dying swan.


2018

CONCERT 3
Saturday 8 December
Gaudete

The program included sacred and secular carols dating from the 14th century onwards; some familiar to listeners and some unknown (but delightful!). We played Smert’s Nowell, Nowell, Anon There is No Rose, Anon Maria durch ein’ Dornwald ging, Anon Coventry Carol and, of course, Anon Gaudete, Gaudete, made famous by the group Sting. Also performed were Aichinger’s beautiful motet Noe, Noe and two works by JS Bach, Schafe können sicher weiden and the Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto 6 arranged for recorders and continuo. We were delighted to include again compositions by Brian Kogler and Clive Lane. Countertenor Tim Chung was joined by soprano Antoinette Ayoub and together with the recorders, viols, lutes and percussion, this was a very enjoyable twilight concert. 

CONCERT 2
Sunday 19 August
A Joyful Noyes

A feature of this early evening concert was the large number of musicians performing. The program featured music for consorts of recorders, viols, and plucked instruments. The program included  music for 6 part viol consort by the 17th century composers John Jenkins and Orlando Gibbons,  “Daphne”  for countertenor and viol consort (arr Clive Lane), Ma Follia and My Lady Carey’s Dompe for recorders and viols (arr Victor Eikjhout), Toccata a 8 (Bonelli), for recorders, lute, baroque guitar and viola da gamba (arr Bernard Williams), JS Bach’s chorale prelude “By the Waters of Babylon”for recorder consort, and music of Sermisy, Boesset and Moulinié for countertenor and instruments.

CONCERT 1
Saturday 12 May
Fratres


2017

CONCERT 3
Saturday 2 December
A Renaissance Christmas

CONCERT 2
Saturday 17 September
Ancient and Modern

Music from across the ages for recorders, viols, lutes and voice. A very diverse programme, including sacred and secular music from Spain (Aranes Un Sarao de la Chacona and Morales O Sacred Convivium) and a selection from Italy (De Rore A la dolce ombra, Falconieri Folias echa para mi senora and Scarlatti Sonata a3). Also Australian pieces by Peter Sculthorpe and Louise Welsh

A Concert in Memory of Ben Hall
Saturday 5 August
Cries of London

Sacred and secular music from renaissance to baroque for voices, recorders, viols, lutes and theorbos. The concert featured a chamber vocal ensemble, one of the newly discovered Telemann Fantasias for viola da gamba, Sonata for 4 Recorders by Boismortier and a viol consort of “Bens”.
St Paul’s Anglican Church, Burwood

A LUNCHTIME CONCERT
St James’ Anglican Church, Sydney
Wednesday 24 May
Robert Johnson and Friends

Music of the 16th and 17th century England. A lunchtime concert from our viol consort, with lutes and countertenor

CONCERT 1
Saturday 1 April
A Celebration of Eastertide

‘A Celebration of Eastertide’ – With consorts of recorders, viols, sackbuts, lutes, theorbos and countertenor. Sacred music from the Renaissance and Baroque together with secular songs and dances. Come and hear the unique sound of sackbuts in our beautiful new home at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Burwood

A LUNCHTIME CONCERT
St James’ Anglican Church, Sydney
Wednesday 18 January
Love and Farewell

Songs and dances from Medieval and Renaissance Times.


2016

CONCERT 2
Sunday 30 October
Potpourri


CONCERT 1
Sunday 12 June
Daphne ~ A concert of Renaissance music for Rising Nepal


2015

CONCERT 2
Sunday 29 November
Beginnings
A concert of music for Advent and Christmas

CONCERT 1
Saturday 9 May
Binchois and Beyond
Renaissance and Baroque music for countertenor, recorders and viols


2014

LUNCHTIME CONCERT
St James’ Anglican Church, Sydney
Wednesday 17 June
Binchois to the Sun