Concerts 2012


St Mary's is delighted to welcome you to its 2012 series of CONCERTS & CHORAL SUNSETS

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Sunday 5 February, 5.30pm
The String Contingent/CD launch
The String Contingent (Chris Stone/vln, Graham McLeod/guitar, Holly Downes/bass) perform music from their new album TSC II.

"The most amazing trio of musicians you will come across. Subtle, entertaining, mesmerising and totally engaging folk. Wonderful stuff." (NICOLA BLACK, Acoustic Village Programmer, Wickerman Festival, UK.)
$20 / $15  tickets at the door
Sunday 4 March, 3.00pm
The New Bassoon
An afternoon of evocative and haunting modern classical music with bassoonist RACHAEL ELLIOTT (volunteer), pianist ANNA GRINBERG and composer/performer PADMA NEWSOME. The often-overlooked bassoon is brought into the spotlight, with new music by Australian composers Padma NEWSOME (2:3:5, With Eyes Cast Down, Bed & Rest, Shady Gully, Unattended Shadow, The World Loves Me, The Sundown Song, Fears & Freinds) and ROSS EDWARDS (Ilpirra), and American composer, DAVID LANG (from 'Press Release'). Newsome and Lang are featured on Ms. Elliott's recent recording, "Polka the Elk" (2011), and her performances in Australia are part of her CD release tour.

Hailed as "one of the sharpest executors of new-music currently on the scene" (WQXR) and an "intrepid bassoonist" (Time Out New York), Rachael Elliott explores compelling new directions as a bassoon soloist and chamber artist.
$18 / $15  tickets at the door
Friday 6 April, 5.30pm
The Way of the Cross CHORAL SUNSET
Musical Meditation for Good Friday with St MARY'S CHOIR (Emily Cox, conductor) and readers. ORGAN MUSIC from 5.10pm.
Sunday 29 April, 3pm
Bach with a Twist
CANTICUM CHAMBER CHOIR directed by EMILY COX with KATHERINE PHILP (cello) & CHRISTOPHER WRENCH (organ) present a kaleidoscope of music that ties together "then and now" - what inspired Bach, and what he passed on to our day. PALESTRINA (Kyrie from Missa Papae Marchelli), BUXTEHUDE (Afferte Domino), BRAHMS (Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren), AMPT (Manyfold Amen), BACH Der geist hilf, BWV 226), TWIST(Vor Singet) & BACH (Singet dem Herren, BWV 225).
$25 / $18
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Friday 1 June, 7.30pm
Song & Dance from around the world
The Queensland Mandolin Orchestra conducted by Nathan Aspinall perform music by Vivaldi, Dvorak, Bartok, Faure, Lalor & Harris.
$25 / $20
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Sunday 3 June, 3pm
Sundays with Bach
CHRISTOPHER WRENCH performs music from Bach's magnum opus Clavierübung Pt.3 on Trinity Sunday. This monumental collection of Choral Preludes flanked by the famous 'St Anne' Prelude & Fugue in Eb (BWV 522) is filled with 'Trinity' symbolism and remains one of the most glorious and sophisticated works in the organist's repertory.
$20 / $15  tickets at the door
Sunday 14 October, 3pm
VISIONS in word & sound
EMILY COX directs the QUEENSLAND CONSERVATORIUM CHAMBER SINGERS in a program of works inspired by the great poets. As a preview to his 2013 centenary, Benjamin BRITTEN's 'Hymn to St Cecilia' (after Auden) is the featured work and explores the transcendant power of music. Also on thr programme: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Three Shakespeare Songs, MÄNTYJÄRVI Four Shakespeare Songs, LAURIDSEN Dirait-on & Io piango & RAVEL Trois beaux oiseau de paradis.
$18 / $15
Sunday 2 December, 5.30pm
ADVENT CAROL SERVICE - A reflective & uplifting pre-Christmas musical devotion by St Mary's CHOIR (Emily Cox, director) with readings & ORGAN MUSIC (commencing at 5.10pm).
Sunday 16 December, 5.30pm
Carols on the Cliffs CHORAL SUNSET
Christmas LESSONS & CAROLS with CANTICUM CHAMBER CHOIR (Emily Cox, director) includes community singing with ORGAN MUSIC by Christopher Wrench from 5pm.
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HANDEL'S Messiah

Saturday 1 December, 7pm at QPAC Concert Hall

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Brisbane Chorale (directed by Emily Cox)

Conductor - Tecwyn Evans
Soprano - Susanna Andersson
Mezzo-soprano - Georgia Hawes
Tenor - Henry Choo
Baritone - Andrew Collis

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