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Come Sing Christmas

Bendigo Chamber Choir presents………..

Come Sing Christmas

Bendigo Town Hall

Saturday, December 10th 2016 at 7.30pm

Music by Buxtehude, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams and J.M.Bach with audience carols.

Directed by Michael Bottomley

Tickets at the Capital Theatre   $25 and $20

November 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm Comments (0)

Messiah 12th December 2015 performed by Bendigo Chamber Choir

Messiah 12th December 2015, Bendigo Chamber Choir

Messiah 12th December 2015, Bendigo Chamber Choir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm Comments (0)

Noel! Noel! – Christmas 2014

Conductor: Michael Bottomley

with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra

When and Where

Saturday 13 December 2014, 6:00 pm Bendigo Town Hall, Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo

Program

  • Zadok the Priest
  • My Heart is Inditing
  • Messe de Minuit
  • Christmas Carols

Information and Tickets

Admission: Adults $25, Conc $20  tickets at the door

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael 03 5472 1370

December 4, 2014 at 10:40 pm Comments (0)

Ave Maria

img002Conductor: Michael Bottomley

Organist: John Hogan

Sunday 24th May at 6pm

Sacred Heart Cathedral
Wattle St, Bendigo

$20 and $15 concession

April 17, 2014 at 6:20 pm Comments (0)

Bendigo Chamber Choir Christmas Concert 2012

Conductor: Michael Bottomley

with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra

When and Where

Sunday 16 December 2012, 3:00 pm Bendigo Town Hall, Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo

Program

  • J.S.Bach (1685 – 1750) Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248, Part 1- Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die tage
  • J.S.Bach (1685 – 1750) Cantata BWV 140- Wachet auf (sleepers, wake!)

Information and Tickets

Admission: Adults $25, Conc $20  tickets at Capital Theatre or at the door

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael 03 5472 1370

November 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm Comments (0)

Schubert Mass in G and English Folk Songs—15 September 2012

Conductor: Michael Bottomley

with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra (leader Jeannette Stoll)

When and Where

Saturday 15 September 2012, 5:00 pm
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Wattle St, Bendigo

Program

  • Schubert (1797 – 1828) Mass in G – Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
  • Charles Hubert H Parry (1848 – 1918) Crossing The Bar – Text by  Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958) Arrangements Of Three Folk Songs:
    • The Spring Time Of The Year
    • Ca’ The Yowes – Robert Burns
    • Just As The Tide Was flowing
  •  Anon. Three Ravens  – Ed. Thomas Revenscroft (c. 1582 or 1592 – 1635)
  • Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)  As Torrents in Summer
  • Gerald Finzi (1901 – 1956) My Spirit Sang All Day
  • Anon. Swansea Town – arr. Gustav Holst

 Information and Tickets

Admission: Adults $20, Conc $15  at the door

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael 03 5472 1370

 

September 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm Comments (0)

Three Choirs in Concert—24 June 2012

Concert posterBendigo Chamber Choir
Christ Church Choir
Castlemaine Singers

Director: Michael Bottomley

When and where

Sunday June 24th 2012, 3.00pm.

Christ (Anglican) Church
Mostyn St (railway line end)
Castlemaine
(disabled access through driveway gate on corner of Kennedy and Forest Sts)

Program

Music by Elgar, R.V.Williams, Schubert, Palestrina, Gibbon and
Campbell.

The choirs combine to sing Schubert’s Mass in G major with
accompanying orchestra.

Information and tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael 03 5472 1370

Tickets at the door: adult $25, concession $20, children free.

June 17, 2012 at 11:20 pm Comments (0)

Messiah—9 December 2011

Conductor: Michael Bottomley

with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra (leader Pam Scott) and guest soloists:

  • Jennifer Schatzle, soprano
  • Merryn Torpy, mezzo-soprano
  • Daniel Thompson, tenor
  • Peter Hunt, bass

When and Where

Friday 9 December 2011, 7:30 pm
Bendigo Town Hall
Lyttleton Tce, Bendigo

Program

George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759): Messiah

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael 03 5472 1370

Tickets: $30, concession $25 from Capital Theatre 03 5434 6100 or at the door

Background information

About Messiah (Wikipedia)

About George Frideric Handel

 


October 9, 2011 at 1:20 am Comments (0)

Sing for Joy community choir festival—20 November 2011

The fourth community choir festival raising funds for the Bendigo Radiotherapy Foundation Inc

Sunday 20 November 2011 2:00 pm
Sacred Heart Cathedral

Participating choirs:

  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Choir
  • Kangaroo Flat Primary School Choir
  • Blue Note Vocals
  • Women of Note
  • Bendigo Youth Choir
  • Victorian Welsh Choir (Bendigo chapter)
  • St Paul’s Cathedral Choir
  • Sing Australia
  • The Silver Flames (Eaglehawk Primary School)
  • Neale St Uniting Church Choir
  • The Suits
  • Bendigo Chamber Choir
  • Massed choir and audience—Joy to the World (Handel)

 


October 9, 2011 at 1:13 am Comments (0)

30th Anniversary Concert—18 September 2011

Conductor: Michael Bottomley

with guest soloists:

  • Jennifer Schatzle, Louise Bottomley, soprano
  • Timothy Reynolds, tenor
  • Peter Hunt, Jeremy Bottomley, bass

When and Where

Sunday 18 September 2011, 4:00 pm
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Wattle St, Bendigo

Program

  • Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 – 1611):
    • Missa O Quam Gloriosum
    • Motet: O Quam Gloriosum
  • Gregorio Allegri (1582 – 1652) Miserere
  • Peter Campbell In Praise of Music – World Premiere of this commissioned Australian work

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael 03 5472 1370

Tickets: $25, $20 from Capital Theatre 03 5434 6100 or at the door


October 9, 2011 at 1:12 am Comments (0)

Castlemaine State Festival—8 April 2011

Conductor: Michael Bottomley

When and Where

Friday 8 April 2011, 6:00 pm
Anglican Church
Mostyn St, Castlemaine

Program

Works by Palestrina, Victoria, Fauré, Stanford, Tavener

Featuring:

  • Allegri’s Miserere with soprano Jennifer Schatzle
  • Handel’s Coronation Anthem Let thy hand be Strengthened

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael Bottomley 03 5472 1370

Tickets: $22, $20 from Castlemaine State Festival booking office at the Capital Theatre 03 5434 6100 or online at http://www.thecapital.com.au

More information and booking options at the Festival website http://castlemainefestival.com.au

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October 9, 2011 at 1:10 am Comments (0)

Christmas Concert—12 December 2010

Conductor: Michael Bottomley

with

Bendigo Chamber Orchestra, leader Pam Scott

Guest vocal soloists:

  • Jennifer Schatzle, soprano
  • Timothy Reynolds, tenor
  • Peter Hunt, Jeremy Bottomley, bass

When and Where

Sunday 12 December 2010, 2:30 pm
Bendigo Town Hall
Lyttleton Tce, Bendigo

Program

  • J S Bach (1685–1750) Cantata BWV 61 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Now come, the gentiles’ Saviour) (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • Michael Haydn (1737–1806) Lauft, ihr Hirten, allzugleich (Run, ye shepherds in the light)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael Bottomley 03 5472 1370

Tickets: $25, $20 from Capital Theatre 03 5434 6100 or at the door


October 9, 2011 at 1:09 am Comments (0)

Fauré Requiem and Charpentier Mass—30 October 2010

Conductor: Michael Bottomley

with

Bendigo Chamber Orchestra, leader Pam Scott
David Mcfarlane, continuo

Guest vocal soloists

  • Siobhan Stagg, Louise Bottomley, sopranos
  • Kristy Biber, alto
  • Timothy Reynolds, tenor
  • Peter Hunt, bass

When and Where

Saturday 30 October 2010, 7:30 pm
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Wattle St, Bendigo

Program

  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643–1704) Missa “Assumpta est Maria” (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924) Requiem (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael Bottomley 03 5472 1370

Tickets: $25, $20 from Capital Theatre 03 5434 6100 or at the door


October 9, 2011 at 1:08 am Comments (0)

A Man of Influence—11 April 2010


A Man of Influence: A tribute to Edmund Beilharz OAM

Conducted by Michael Bottomley

Our revered musical director of 12 years, Edmund Beilharz OAM, passed away in June 2009. Born into a community of German settlers in Palestine, Edmund and his family were transported to Australia and interned here during World War 2. From that time, throughout his life, wherever he was, Edmund tirelessly created music in his community. In Bendigo, as a school teacher, community member and, for us, as our musical director, he made an enormous contribution. We miss him a lot.

Performers

  • Bendigo Chamber Choir
  • Bendigo Chamber Orchestra
  • Former music students and colleagues
  • Bendigo High School Madrigal Group

When and Where

Sunday 11 April 2010, 2:00 pm
Bendigo Town Hall, Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo.

Program

  • G P da Palestrina (~1525–1594) Sicut cervus
  • J S Bach (1685–1750) Dona nobis pacem (Mass in B minor) (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • Georg Frideric Handel (1685–1759) Let thy Hand be Strengthened (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • F Mendelssohn (1809–1847) Weihnachten
  • A Bruckner (1824–1896) Locus Iste
  • F Biebl (1906–2001) Ave Maria
  • Items by family members and previous students and colleagues
  • Items by the Bendigo High School Madrigal Group

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael 03 5472 1370

Tickets: $25, $20 from Capital Theatre 03 5434 6100 or at the door

Proceeds

Proceeds of the concert will help to launch the Edmund Beilharz Scholarship for promising music strudents at Bendigo Senior Secondary College. Further donations from the community are very welcome.


October 9, 2011 at 1:07 am Comments (0)

Christmas Concert with Messiah part one—13 December 2009

Conducted by Michael Bottomley

with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra (leader Pam Scott) and guest soloists

  • Jennifer Schatzle, soprano
  • Peter Campbell, counter tenor
  • Timothy Reynolds, tenor
  • Peter Hunt, bass

When and where

Sunday 13 December 2009, 2:30 pm
Bendigo Town Hall, Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo.

Program

  • Georg Frideric Handel (1685–1759) Messiah, part 1 (Christmas) (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra and soloists)
  • Anon arr R. L Pearsall (1837) and W J Westbrook In Dulce Jubilo
  • Michael Praetorius (1571–1621) arr Donald Cashmore Es ist ein Rose Entsprungen
  • Traditional The Linden Tree Carol
  • Elizabeth Poston (1905–1987) Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Traditional I Saw Three Ships
  • Bob Chilcott (1955– ) The Shepherd’s Carol
  • Some Christmas items for you to sing

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael 03 5472 1370

Tickets: $25, $20 from Capital Theatre 03 5434 6100 or at the door


October 9, 2011 at 1:05 am Comments (0)

Celebrating Haydn in Castlemaine—25 October 2009

Conducted by Michael Bottomley

with guest accompanist and guest soloist:

Jennifer Schatzle, soprano (Castlemaine)

When and where

Sunday 25 October 2009, 2:30 pm
At Christ Church, Mostyn St, Castlemaine

Notes

This concert celebrates the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn with two of his works, a short mass and a motet. The concert also includes a selection of English and Russian sacred and secular works.

Program

  • Henry Purcell (1658–1695): Rejoice In The Lord Always (choir and strings)
  • William Byrd (1542–1623) Ave Verum Corpus
  • Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
    • Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo
    • Insane et Vanae Curae
  • Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924) Justorum Animae
  • Hubert Parry (1848–1918) My Soul There Is A Country
  • Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924) The Blue Bird
  • Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) Just As The Tide Was Flowing
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943) Ave Verum Corpus
  • Arr. Gustav Holst (Welsh) (1874–1934) My Sweetheart’s Like Venus

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael 03 5472 1370

Tickets $15, $10 at the door

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October 9, 2011 at 1:04 am Comments (0)

Celebrating Haydn in Boort—18 October 2009

Conducted by Michael Bottomley

with guest accompanist and guest soloist:

Elizabeth Denk, soprano

When and where

Sunday 18 October 2009, 3:00 pm
At Andrew’s Anglican Church, Boort

Notes

This concert celebrates the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn with two of his works, a short mass and a motet. The concert also includes a selection of English and Russian sacred and secular works.

Program

  • Henry Purcell (1658–1695): Rejoice In The Lord Always (choir and strings)
  • William Byrd (1542–1623) Ave Verum Corpus
  • Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
    • Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo
    • Insane et Vanae Curae
  • Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924) Justorum Animae
  • Hubert Parry (1848–1918) My Soul There Is A Country
  • Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924) The Blue Bird
  • Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) Just As The Tide Was Flowing
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943) Ave Verum Corpus
  • Arr. Gustav Holst (Welsh) (1874–1934) My Sweetheart’s Like Venus

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael 03 5472 1370

Tickets $15, $10 at the door

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October 9, 2011 at 1:03 am Comments (0)

Sing for Joy community choir festival—6 September 2009

The third community choir festival raising funds for the Bendigo Radiotherapy Foundation Inc

Participating choirs:

  • St Paul’s Cathedral Choir
  • Kangaroo Flat Primary School Choir
  • Women of Note
  • Choir with no name yet
  • Gorgeous Voices Choir
  • Bendigo Chamber Choir
  • Spring Gully Primary School Choir and Bendigo Youth Choir (Reserve)
  • Neale St Uniting Church Choir
  • Sing Australia
  • Massed choir and audience—I Still Call Australia Home

October 9, 2011 at 1:02 am Comments (0)

My Sweetheart’s Like Venus—24 May 2009

Conducted by Michael Bottomley
with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra and Jennifer Schatzle, soprano

When and where

Sunday 24 May 2009, 2:30 pm
Bendigo Town Hall, Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo.

Program

  • Henry Purcell (1658–1695):
    • Rejoice In The Lord Alway (choir and orchestra)
    • Hear My Prayer, O Lord
    • Chaconne (orchestra)
    • Dido And Aeneas:
      • When I am laid in earth (Jennifer Schatzle, soprano with orchestra)
      • With Drooping Wings (choir with orchestra)
  • John Amner (1579–1641) Come Let’s Rejoice
  • William Byrd (1542–1623) Ave Verum Corpus
  • Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924) Justorum Animae
  • John Tavener (1944–) Song For Athene
  • Hubert Parry (1848–1918) My Soul There Is A Country
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) The Dark Eyed Sailor
  • Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924) The Blue Bird
  • Arr. Gustav Holst (Welsh) (1874–1934) My Sweetheart’s Like Venus
  • Peter Warlock (1894–1930) Capriole Suite (orchestra)
  • Edward Elgar (1857–1934) The Snow
  • Arr. John Rutter (Somerset) (1945–) O Waly, Waly
  • Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) Just As The Tide Was Flowing

Notes

This concert of English music from the Bendigo Chamber Choir and Orchestra in part celebrates the 350th. anniversary of Henry Purcell’s birth. The program includes the ‘Bell’ Anthem (Rejoice in the Lord), Hear My Prayer, an excerpt from Dido and Aeneas (Dido’s lament When I am laid in earth (soprano Jennifer Schatzle) followed by the opera’s final chorus) and his Chaconne in G minor for string ensemble.

The first part of the program goes on to explore further the English sacred anthem including Byrd’s Ave Verum and Parry’s My Soul There is a Country.

The English folk song has always been a strong resource for English composers. In the second part of the concert we perform folk song arrangements by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst and John Rutter. You will also hear beautiful examples of the English song—The Bluebird by Stanford and The Snow by Elgar.

The second half of the program includes the enchanting Capriole Suite by Peter Warlock, performed by The Bendigo Chamber Orchestra.

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Michael 03 5472 1370

Tickets: from Capital Theatre 03 5434 6100 or at the door


October 9, 2011 at 1:01 am Comments (0)

Christmas Concert—23 November 2008

Conducted by Edmund Beilharz OAM
with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra (leader Jean Lehmann) and guest soloists

When and where

Sunday 23 November 2008, 2:30 pm
Bendigo Town Hall, Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo.

Program

  • Orlando di Lasso (1532–1594) Adoramus Te, Christe
  • Tomas Luis de Victoria (~1548–1611) Ne Timeas Maria
  • Jacob Handl (1550–1591) Ecce Concipies
  • Hans Leo Hassler (~1564–1612) Dixit Maria
  • Michael Praetorius (1571–1621) Omnis Mundis Jocundetur
  • Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707) Das Neugebor’ne Kindelein (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • Georg Frideric Handel (1685–1759) Zadok the Priest (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Cantata BWV 82 Ich Habe Genug (Bendigo Chamber Orchestra and guest soloists)
  • Benedetto Marcello (1686–1739) Concerto for oboe and orchestra in D minor (Bendigo Chamber Orchestra and guest soloist)
  • Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) A Shepherd’s Carol words by W H Auden
  • Peter Sculthorpe (1929–) Morning Song for the Christ Child
  • John Tavener (1944–) A Christmas Round and Today the Virgin

We are sad to announce that this is the final concert of our musical director of 12 years, Edmund Beilharz OAM, and the leader of the Bendigo Chamber Orchestra, Jean Lehmann, who are both retiring. They have contributed a huge amount both behind and in front of the scenes. From the bottom of our hearts, and on behalf of all of the audience that we have reached with your leadership and help over the years, thank you, Edmund and Jean!

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at]bendigochamberchoir.org.au or call Edmund 03 5435 3869

Tickets: from Capital Theatre 03 5434 6100 or at the door


October 9, 2011 at 1:00 am Comments (0)

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