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A Musical Christmas Pudding—29 November 1998

A Musical Christmas Pudding

(guaranteed free of stodge)

Conductor: Edmund Beilharz

with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra (leader Jean Lehmann)

When and where

St Pauls Cathedral Hall, Myers Street, Bendigo
Sunday 29th November 1998, 2 pm

Program

  • Choruses and Symphony from Handel’s Messiah
  • Carols anon and traditional (You can help with these!),
  • Carols by Brahms, Britten, Brumby, Holst, Praetorius;
  • Christmas tidbits & stories from our intrepid researchers;
  • Christmas afternoon tea from our world-class chefs.

Information and tickets

Adults $15, $10, Secondary students $5, U/13 free

Tickets at the door or at BRAC,

Enquiries (03) 5435 3869


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Byrd, Bach, Bruckner—22 August 1998

a Musical Feast in the Art Gallery

Conductor: Edmund Beilharz

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

  • Jenny Gogolin – Flute
  • Jean Lehmann – Violin
  • Barbara Hyett – Harpsichord
  • Celia Gall – Cello
  • Edmund Beilharz – Cello

When and where

Saturday 22nd August 1998, 8:00pm
Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street, Bendigo

Program

  • Handel Zadok the Priest (chorus with orchestra)
  • William Byrd 1534-1623 (?)
    • Non Nobis Domine
    • Ave Verum Corpus
  • Thomas Tallis 150?-1585 O Lord, Give thy Holy Spirit
  • Orlando Gibbons 1583-1625 Almighty and Everlasting God
  • Adrian Batten 158?-1637 O Sing Joyfully
  • Thomas Weelkes 1576(?)-1623 Let Thy Merciful Ears O Lord
  • Unaccompanied motets by Anton Bruckner
    • Tantum ergo (1845)
    • Pange, lingua (1868)
    • Locus iste (1869)
    • Virga Jesse (1885)
  • J S Bach’s Trio Sonata in C minor for Flute, Violin and Continuo;
  • Handel’s Trio Sonata for two Cellos and Continuo Op 2 No. 8 in G Minor

Information and tickets

Adults $15, Concession $10, Family $35

Tickets at the door or at Bendigo Regional Arts Centre

Enquiries (03) 5435 3869

Supper will be served after the performance


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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.


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