RESONANCE MUSIC SERIES 2014

The 2014 Series was staged in partnership with:

EARLY ARTS GUILD OF VICTORIA
DAME NELLIE MELBA OPERA TRUST
MELBOURNE COMPOSERS' LEAGUE

EARLY MUSIC CONCERTS

GRANDFATHER FINCHAM'S LEGACY

SUNDAY 6 APRIL 2014 AT 2:15PM

ST CUTHBERT'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
10 Wilson Street, Brighton

followed by a short stoll to:

TRINITY UNITING CHURCH - from 3:15PM
17 Black Street, Brighton
(access from St Andrew's & Carpenter Streets only)

Brighton is well-endowed with century-old pipe organs installed in splendid churches. George Fincham, an apprentice organ builder who arrived from England in 1852, made the first of his two hundred local instruments in 1862. This program will start with a later Fincham organ in St Cuthberts (1909) and end with Grandfather’s 1884 opus in Trinity Uniting Church. It will be an “organist’s choice” affair, with Mimi Chan at St Cuthbert’s and Merrowyn Deacon taking over at Trinity Uniting Church from 3.15 pm.

Admission:
$10 per person (18 years and over).

Bookings & more information:
It is not necessary to book for this event, for more information phone the Early Arts Guild of Victoria on (03) 9699 8417

St Cuthbert's Presbyterian Church
Council would like to acknowledge and thank the Minister, the Session and parishioners at St Cuthbert's Presbyterian Church for the use of this beautiful venue.  

Mobility access
To assist those who may not be able to manage the walk from St Cuthbert's to Trinity Uniting Church, Coucil will provide a 12 seater bus to make the journey a little easier. This bus will also bring those patrons back to St Cuthbert's at the end of the program.  The bus will run a loop, bookings are not necessary.

Trinity Uniting Church
Council would like to acknowledge and thank the Reverend Ian Cayzer and parishioners at Trinity Uniting Church. 2014 will be the 130th Anniversary of Trinity's Fincham organ.

THE AMAZING JOAN OF ARC
Words and Music

SUNDAY 4 MAY 2014 AT 2.15PM

ST JOAN OF ARC CATHOLIC CHURCH
118 New Street, Brighton

It just had to happen! Here is a program of music from the time of St Joan of Arc presented in the local church named in her honour. The Early Music Consort has the instruments to meet the challenge. Helga Hill, Michael Noble, Roger Palmer and Trevor Trotter will, between them, play music of the early 15th century on the oud, portative organ, hurdy gurdy, medieval recorders, psaltery, cornameuse and shawm. The Saint’s words will be heard and Erika Tandiono will present songs from her time.

Admission:
$10 per person (18 years and over).

St Joan of Arc Catholic Church
Council would like to acknowledge and thank Father Martin Dixon and parishioners for the inspiration and venue for this unique concert.

THE AMAZING JOAN OF ARC
Words and Music
Regional concert in association with Resonance Music Series

SUNDAY 11 MAY 2014 AT 2:15PM

WESLEY OF WARRAGUL
62 Victoria Street, Warragul

The medieval sound will be heard in Warragul for the first time as the Early Music Consort of Melbourne takes us to the distant past. Helga Hill, Michael Noble, Roger Palmer and Trevor Trotter will, between them, play music of the early 15th century on the oud, portative organ, hurdy gurdy, medieval recorders, psaltery, cornameuse and shawm. The Staint's words will be heard and the brilliant Erika Tandiono will present songs from the time.

Admission:
$25/$20 concession per person (18 years and over) - $10 student & $50 family (Season tickets on application). Bookings are encouraged.

Learn more about the Art of Gesture

 


 

ON THE ROAD TO LLANGOLLEN

SUNDAY 1 JUNE 2014 AT 2.15PM

BAYSIDE ARTS & CULTURAL CENTRE, BRIGHTON TOWN HALL
Cnr Wilson and Carpenter Streets, Brighton

Under the direction of Dr Gary Ekkel the Tallis Mass for Four Voices and Telemann's Singet dem Herrn will be performed by the European Tour Choir of St Michael’s Grammar School. Soon after the choir will depart for Morlaix in Brittany on the way to the famous Llangollen Festival in Wales. Celtic culture will be the focus of the tour which will take the group to Ireland and Scotland and as far as the ancient site of the Celts in Halstatt in Austria, performances will be held in Notre Dame, Paris, and St. Georgkirche in Nördlingen, Bavaria.

Admission:
$10 per person (18 years and over). 

TRANSFIGURED BACH

SUNDAY 6 JULY 2014 AT 2:15PM  

TRINITY UNITING CHURCH
17 Black Street, Brighton
(access from St Andrew's & Carpenter Streets only)

Convivio – international artists Miriam Morris and Laura Vaughan – will provide another fascinating journey down one of early music’s less travelled byways when they present their own transcriptions for two bass viols of works by J. S. Bach. They will follow in the footsteps of the composer who often rearranged his existing works for different combinations of instruments. To hear two bass viols perform a canon from his Art of Fugue and two-part inventions will be an experience to be treasured.

Admission:
$10 per person (18 years and over).

Bookings & More information:
It is not necessary to book in advance for this event, for more information phone the Early Arts Guild of Victoria on (03) 9699 8417.

Trinity Uniting Church
Council would like to acknowledge and thank the Reverend Ian Cayzer and parishioners at Trinity Uniting Church for their hospitality and sense of community in making their beautiful church available for this concert series.

TRANSFIGURED BACH
Regional concert in association with Resonance Music Series

SUNDAY 13 JULY 2014 AT 2:15PM

WESLEY OF WARRAGUL
62 Victoria Street, Warragul

Convivio (Miriam Morris and Laura Vaughan) playing two bass gambas. See description above.

Admission:
$25/20 concession per person (18 years and older) - $10 student & $50 family. Bookings are encouraged.

DOUX ROSSIGNOLS (SWEET NIGHTINGALES)

SUNDAY 3 AUGUST 2014 AT 2.15PM

TRINITY UNITING CHURCH
17 Black Street, Brighton
(access from St Andrew's & Carpenter Streets only)

Cynthia O’Brien lives and performs in Europe but will return with her baroque violin in time to join Ruth Wilkinson (recorder, viola da gamba) for this brilliant program of mid  18th  century duets by Telemann, Quantz  and Couperin. A highlight will be the Recueil de pièces by French composer Michel Blavet in which the melancholia and joys of love are found in the song of the  nightingale. The artists, who have performed widely in Australia, New Zealand and Europe, appear by courtesy of Capella Corelli.

Admission:
$10 per person (18 years and over). Advance purchase of tickets is not necessary for this concert.

Bookings & More information:
It is not necessary to book in advance for this event, for more information phone the Early Arts Guild of Victoria on (03) 9699 8417.

Trinity Uniting Church
Council would like to acknowledge and thank the Reverend Ian Cayzer and parishioners at Trinity Uniting Church for their hospitality and sense of community in making their beautiful church available for this concert series.

A MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE
Regional concert in association with Resonance Music Series

SUNDAY 31 AUGUST 2014 AT 2:15PM

WESLEY OF WARRAGUL
62 Victoria Street, Warragul

Rippon Lea Renaissance Dancers, Early Music Consort and associate artists. Renaissance instruments and period court costumes. See description below.

Admission:
$25/20 concession per person (18 years and older) - $10 student & $50 family. Bookings are encouraged. 

A MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE

SUNDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 2:15PM

BAYSIDE ARTS & CULTURAL CENTRE, BRIGHTON TOWN HALL
Cnr Wilson and Carpenter Streets, Brighton

Intrigue at the Court of James I, a scandalous divorce and a murder preceded the marriage of the Rt. Hon. Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, to the Rt. Hon. Lady Frances Howard on December 26, 1613. But the tawdry details of this acrimonious affair will be kept out of sight when the Rippon Lea Renaissance Dancers and Early Music Consort present dances from the spectacular post-wedding entertainments staged at Whitehall. Early instruments and colourful period garments will feature in this event.

Admission:
$10 per person (18 years and over).

Thank you

Council would like to acknowledge and thank Helga Hill OAM, Artistic Director of the Early Arts Guild of Victoria and Mark Hill, Manager of the Early Arts Guild of Victoria for their tireless hard work in producing and promoting this wonderful series of concerts.

OPERA

Bayside City Council partnered with the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust  to present “An Afternoon of Opera Bayside”.

Two wonderful afternoon programs were held, for the first time, as part of the Resonance Music Series. Emerging young singers are all members of the Trust’s Scholarship program. The Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust developed from the Melba Conservatorium of Music, where Melba taught for many years.

Melba Opera Trust Scholarship holders undergo a high-quality and diverse mentoring program, from Master classes and one-on-one coaching lessons with the world’s top opera singers, conductors and coaches to courses on make-up, vocal health and public speaking. This mentoring program is achieving world-wide recognition. The artists will be introduced by local opera historian, Dr Patricia Armstrong-Grant.

The Trust also runs the Melba Artists Program which enables admirers to secure their scholars for special events.

The singers presented a range of opera arias, operetta and songs from top musicals. The content of each of the program and the artists performing was announced one month prior to each event and published on the Resonance website.

AN AFTERNOON OF OPERA – PROGRAM 2

Sunday 20 July 2014 at 2.15pm

Black Rock Uniting Church – St Andrew’s By the Sea
Cnr Balcombe Road & Central Avenue
Black Rock

Admission

$10 per person (18 years and over)

Refreshments

Light refreshments will be available at the close of each of these concerts. A donation to the congregation of St Andrew’s By The Sea will be much appreciated.

St Andrews By the Sea Uniting Church

Council wold like to acknowledge and thank Barry Arnold (Church Elder) and the recently appointed Minister of St Andrew's by the Sea, Rev. Ann Perrin and congregation. They are delighted to make their Church available for the Afternoon of Opera events. “On behalf of the congregation we feel that music certainly brings pleasure to people of every faith. In our plans for the future, we hope to make the Church property available to everyone in the community, and music will play a part in those plans”.

Performers

Bayside City Council and the Dame Nellie Opera Trust are pleased to announce the performers for the July event:

Matthew REARDON Tenor
Nikki HILL Soprano
Janet TODD Soprano
Associate Artist David KRAM

The program will run for approximately 70 minutes.

Repertoire Repertoire 2 (PDF, 1.3MB) (updated 09/07/2014)

Matthew Reardon

Tenor Matthew Reardon is a second-year scholar with Melba Opera Trust, the recipient of the Margaret Schofield Opera Scholarship and Beleura–Tallis Opera Scholarship.

Matthew graduated from Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a degree in Music. His credits include: the tenor soloist in Tippett’s A Child of Our Time; 'Tom Rakewell' in The Rake’s Progress; and 'Alfredo' in Die Fledermaus. Matthew made his professional operatic debut as 'Young Man 1' in Pecan Summer, the first Indigenous opera, by Deborah Cheetham. He will sing this role again in July this year in Adelaide. Matthew is a chorus member with Opera Australia. He sang in Madama Butterfly in Handa’s Opera on the Harbour in April this year.

Nikki Hill

Nikki Hill is recipient of the Ruskin Opera Award & Mel and Nina Waters Award with Melba Opera Trust. She received a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2013 and is currently completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Music Studies. Nikki is studying with soprano Lisa Gasteen.

At the end of June, Nikki will play the role of 'The Frog' in the Queensland Conservatorium production of Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen. Nikki sang in Opera New England’s La bohème in January 2014. Her operatic roles include 2nd lady (Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte), Bridesmaid (Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro) and Rosalinde (J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus). In 2013 Nikki was awarded The Margaret
Baker-Genovesi Italian Award.

Janet Todd

Soprano Janet Todd was recipient of a Melba Opera Trust scholarship from 2010 to 2012. She won the 2010 Opera Foundation Australia AIMS Award and was runner up in the 2009 Herald Sun Aria.

Janet made her acclaimed professional debut with Victorian Opera as 'Pamina' in The Magic Flute in 2011. She also performed 'Lieschen' in Bach’s Coffee Cantata that year (a Greenroom Award nomination). Janet sang 'Marsinah' in Production Company’s Kismet, 2011. She performed in The Australian Ballet’s 2011 Elegy as soprano soloist in Fauré’s Requiem and this year was soprano soloist for Vanguard, singing movements from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Janet performed 'Zerlina' in the OzOpera 2012 tour of Don Giovanni and 'Donna Elvira' for the 2013 tour of the same production.

AN AFTERNOON OF OPERA - PROGRAM 1

SUNDAY 13 APRIL 2014 AT 2:15PM

BLACK ROCK UNITING CHURCH - ST ANDREW'S BY THE SEA
Cnr. Balcombe Road & Central Avenue
Black Rock

Admission:
$10 per person (18 years and over).

Refreshment: Light refreshment will be available for purchase at the close of each of these concerts with all proceeds going to the congregation of St Andrew's By The Sea.

St Andrew's By The Sea - Uniting Church
Council wold like to acknowledge and thank Barry Arnold (Church Elder) and the recently appointed Minister of St Andrew's by the Sea, Rev. Ann Perrin and congregation. They are delighted to make their Church available for the Afternoon of Opera events. "On behalf of the congregation we feel that music certainly brings pleasure to people of every faith. In our plans for the future, we hope to make the Church property available to everyone in the community, and music will play a part in those plans".

Performers

Bayside City Council and the Dame Nellie Opera Trust are pleased to announce the performers for the April event:

Rebecca GULINELLO Soprano
Kyla ALLAN Mezzo Soprano
Jeremy KLEEMAN Baritone
Nathan LAY Baritone
Associate Artist David KRAM

Program will run for approximately 70 minutes.

Repertoire Repertoire (PDF, 234KB)

Rebecca Gulinello

Rebecca Gulinello is a 22 year old soprano from Melbourne. She is the recipient of the Amelia Joscelyne Scholarship with Melba Opera trust in 2013 and 2014 and studies with Gary May. She holds a Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Voice at the Victorian college of Arts, Melbourne Conservatorium. She began as a chorus member in Carmen with ‘In good company’ Theatre Company in 2009.

In 2012 Rebecca was a semi-finalist in the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award, and a semi-finalist in the Herald Sun aria. Rebecca was invited as a finalist of Opera Scholars Australia, to perform a solo with the Alpha Sinfonia Orchestra at the annual ‘Opera in the alps’ event in 2013.

Jeremy Kleeman

Bass-Baritone Jeremy Kleeman is very grateful to have his operatic studies in 2014 supported by the Joseph Sambrook Opera Scholarship with the Melba Opera Trust. Jeremy completed a Bachelor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2011, and in 2013 graduated from the Conservatorium’s collaborative degree, Master of Music (Opera Performance), with Victorian Opera.

Last year Jeremy received critical praise for his portrayal of the title role in Victorian Opera’s world premiere of The Magic Pudding - The Opera, and appeared throughout the company’s season. Jeremy was a finalist in the 2012 IFAC Australian Singing Competition, and has been awarded for oratorio and lieder singing. This year Jeremy is singing roles for Victorian Opera and New England Opera.

Kyla Allan

Mezzo soprano Kyla Allan completed her BMus in Classical Performance at WAAPA in 2011. In her first year she was awarded the Michelle Robinson Scholarship for the most outstanding first year classical vocal student and went on to graduate with high distinction.

In 2012 Kyla was awarded a Melba Opera Trust Scholarship from the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust and performed on several occasions for the Trust, in recitals for the Opera and Arts Support Group and with The 7 Sopranos in their Joyeux Noël.

In 2013 she was a soloist for Harbour City Opera in Puccini's Suor Angelica, performed regularly with The 7 Sopranos in Australia and overseas and recorded with the group for their self-titled debut album with ABC Classics.

At the beginning of 2014, Kyla travelled to Dubai with The 7 Sopranos before returning to Australia to begin rehearsals for The Barber of Seville with Opera Australia's NSW Schools Touring Company.

Nathan Lay

Nathan completed his Bachelor of Music at the Melba Conservatorium of Music in 2008, and has since established his career in the Melbourne opera and oratorio scene. He recently won the 2013 Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria competition, and also received 3rd Place in the prestigious Herald Sun Aria competition at Hamer Hall.

Last year, Nathan performed Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte for Melbourne Opera. He also performed The King in El Gato con Botas, Louis the Baker and Billy Webster in Sunday in the Park with George, and Bunyip Bluegum in the world Premiere of The Magic Pudding – The Opera for Victorian Opera. This year, Nathan will continue his work at Victorian Opera as a member of their developing artist program.

David Kram

Dr David Ian Kram is an Australian-British conductor, lecturer, arts manager and pianist with forty years international experience.

Dr Kram is General Director of More Than Opera ( www.morethanopera.com), Musical Director of the Melbourne Chamber Choir and Senior Fellow, the University of Melbourne.
After making his conducting debut in Italy in 1969, David Kram was repetiteur and conductor at the Grand Théâtre de Genève (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande); Kapellmeister, Stadttheater Basel (Basler Sinfonieorchester, Radio-Orchester Basel); Erster Kapellmeister, Nationaltheater Mannheim; Resident Conductor, The Australian Opera (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane), and Musical Director, State Opera of South Australia (Adelaide Symphony Orchestra).

From 1996-2009 he was Senior Lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts/University of Melbourne (Head of Opera from 1996-2005) and Musical Director of International Opera Productions (New York/Prague) 2006-2009. He conducted the world premiere of Deborah Cheetham’s opera Pecan Summer with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (2010, 2011) and Perth Symphony Orchestra (2012) and was nominated for a Green Room Award (2012) for guest conducting with Melbourne Opera (2011).

In 2013, engagements include Fidelio with Melbourne Opera, the world premiere of From a Black Sky in Canberra and tours of his adaptation of Wagner’s Ring Cycle The Ring, Wagner, Animated.

AN AFTERNOON OF OPERA - PROGRAM 2

SUNDAY 20 JULY 2014 AT 2:15PM

BLACK ROCK UNITING CHURCH - ST ANDREW'S BY THE SEA
Cnr. Balcombe Road & Central Avenue
Black Rock

Admission:
$10 per person (18 years and over).

Refreshment: Light refreshment will be available at the close of each of these concerts. A donation to the congregation of St Andrew's By The Sea will be much appreciated.

St Andrew's By The Sea - Uniting Church
Council wold like to acknowledge and thank Barry Arnold (Church Elder) and the recently appointed Minister of St Andrew's by the Sea, Rev. Ann Perrin and congregation.  They are delighted to make their Church available for the Afternoon of Opera events.  "On behalf of the congregation we feel that music certainly brings pleasure to people of every faith. In our plans for the future, we hope to make the Church property available to everyone in the community, and music will play a part in those plans". 

SPRING REJUVENATION 

SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2014 3PM
TRINITY UNITING CHURCH
17 Black Street, Brighton

(access between St Andrew's & Carpenter Streets only)

The Silo String Quartet heralds the arrival of spring with a concert of art music from Australia and Asia. The traditional string quartet receives impetus and a new vitality in this setting. Flute and saxophone with special guest Johanna Selleck, add to the spring bouquet of tone and articulation.

The Silo String Quartet has performed across a variety of genres, including jazz, and as far afield as New York’s Carnegie Hall. Awaken from the slumber of winter with this sparkling string concert!

Tickets: will be available at the door. $20/$15 concession.

Refreshment: Light refreshment will be available for purchase at intermission with all proceeds going to the Australian Red Cross, Brighton.

Melbourne Composers' League: This program is produced in association with the Melbourne Composers’ League. The League aspires to promote contemporary art music activities in Victoria within the context of the Asia-Pacific region. The MCL seeks to work with national and international organisations that are interested in composition, promotion and performance of indigenous and contemporary art music.

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Trinity Uniting Church
Council would like to acknowledge and thank the Reverend Ian Cayzer and parishioners at Trinity Uniting Church for their willingness to share this wonderful church with the entire community.

ABC Classic FM

The Resonance New Music Concert performed at Trinity Uniting Church on Sunday 14 September 2014 was recorded for broadcast by the ABC. This concert will be broadcast on ABC FM at 10:30pm Saturday 25 October 2014.

Spring Rejuvenation

String Quartet, Flute and Saxophone was performed by:

The Silo String Quartet with Johana Selleck (flute) and Lachlan Davidson (saxophone), conducted by Timothy Philips.

Composers:

Michael Bakmcev, Andrew Batterham, Brendan Colbert, Eve Duncan, Joseph Giovinazzo, Jesmond Grixti, Jane Hammond, Scott McIntyre, Haydn Reeder.

2014 RESØNANCE BRØCHURE

Resonance Music Series Brochure (PDF, 289KB)


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