Bendigo Chamber Choir

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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


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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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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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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

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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


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