Bendigo Chamber Choir

Come and hear us! Come and join us!

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)

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)

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)

Free Concert J S Bach—25 November 2007

Conductor: Edmund Beilharz OAM

with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra (leader Jean Lehmann) and guest soloists

When and where

Sunday 25 November 2007, 2:30 pm
Bendigo Town Hall

Program

  • Motet Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden BWV 230 (choir with continuo)
  • Suite No 2 for Flute and Strings BWV 1067 (orchestra)
  • Cantata Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis BWV 21 (choir, soloists, orchestra)

Links


October 9, 2011 at 12:56 am Comments (0)

J S Bach: Sleepers Wake!—19 March 2006

A concert to celebrate the Commonwealth Games

Conductor: Edmund Beilharz

with the Bendigo Chamber Orchestra (leader Jean Lehmann and guest soloists:

  • Claire McDonald
  • Benjamin Martin
  • Francesco Fabris

When and where

Sunday, 19 March 2006  2:30 – 4:30 PM
Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street

Free admission

Program

  • J S Bach – Cantata BWV 140, Wachet Auf (Sleepers, Wake!)
  • J S Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 3
  • William Byrd – Mass for Four Voices
  • G F Handel – Zadok the Priest

October 9, 2011 at 12:25 am Comments (0)

Palm Sunday Concert—4 April 2004

Concert Poster


October 9, 2011 at 12:18 am Comments (0)

Bach and Tavener—2 June 2002

Concert Posters

 


March 21, 2011 at 9:07 pm Comments (0)

Schütz and J S Bach—26 April 1998

Conductor: Edmund Beilharz

with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra (leader Jean Lehmann) and guest soloists:

  • Martin Muir, Tenor
  • Daniel Gare, Bass (appearing by arrangement with Opera Australia)

When and where

Uniting Church, 25 Forest Street, Bendigo
Sunday 26th April 1998, 2:30pm

Program

  • Heinrich Schütz (1585 – 1672) The Passion according to St Matthew
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) Cantata 104 Du Hirte Israel, höre

Notes

Schütz The Passion according to St Matthew

Bach is not an innovator, but rather the composer who sums up and whose work is the culmination of 150 years of Baroque music. His achievement is unthinkable without his predecessors who cultivated and developed the various forms of music before him.

Greatest among these predecessors is Heinrich Schütz, a composer with enormous output who coped with personal tragedy as well as the many and enormous upheavals of the Thirty Years War during his long life. He started composition in the Renaissance style under Gabrieli, but on a second visit to Venice in 1628 was able to wed the opulence and drama of Monteverdi to his own German style in the bulk of his work. At the age of 79 he composed Passions according to each of the four Evangelists.

In this work all inessentials are refined away in an almost austere style, leaving an inner warmth and sincerity. The Schütz Passion sets a predecent for Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, yet holds its rightful place beside that great work. The text for the Passion is the entire Matthew chapters 26 and 27 with no additions or alterations.

J S Bach Cantata 104 Du Hirte Israel, höre

Of Bach’s 300 cantatas (5 completed cycles for all Sundays and Holidays of the Church Year), there are about 200 left today.

This cantata, a setting of Psalm 80, was written for the second Sunday after Easter. It is one of the most easily accessible, with the dance-like elaborate opening chorus with shepherds and oboes, the first Aria an intoxicating weaving of two oboes, tenor and continuo, the elaborate lullaby for bass and strings, and the final simple statement of confident faith in the closing chorale. All are ravishingly beautiful!

Edmund Beilharz, April 1998.

Information and tickets

Adults $15, Concession $10, Under 12 free
Tickets at the door or from Bendigo Regional Arts Centre
Afternoon tea will be served after the performance.


March 18, 2011 at 3:23 pm Comments (0)