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Adelaide Chamber Singers: Renewal

Elder Hall Adelaide
However you define the idea of ‘renewal', this is a program of music to revitalise and refresh our ears, our hearts and our spirits. From the celebratory to the revelatory; from Will Byrd to Will Todd; from the Abbess to Anne to Arvo, this is music of hope, rejuvenation and…

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Schubert’s Quintet

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne
A brilliant convergence of grandeur and intimacy. Awe and wonder. These are not uncommon responses to the works of Schubert and Beethoven, but their string quintets never fail to elicit such a reaction. We find grandeur in both - monumental works of chamber music and perennial favourites of audiences -…

Australian Boys Choir: Requiem for an Empress

Sacred Heart Catholic Church 369 Given Terrace, Rosalie
The Australian Boys Choir and the Vocal Consort are proud to present Requiem for an Empress at 2.30 pm on Saturday 15th May at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat, and at 3pm on Sunday 16th May at Sacred Heart Church, Carlton. The performance comprises a single 65-minute work, namely the Officium…

Salut! Baroque: Musical Mélange

Verbrugghen Hall Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Salut! presents a concert of baroque music with works by Telemann, Rameau, Gluck, Marini, Geminiani, Durante, Zipoli, Blainville and Soler. Emboldened by the stirring rhythms of Spain, enchanted by the gypsy melodies of Eastern Europe and drawn to the inventive harmonies of other cultures, composers delighted in the endless possibilities…

Salut! Baroque: Musical Mélange

Verbrugghen Hall Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Emboldened by the stirring rhythms of Spain, enchanted by the gypsy melodies of Eastern Europe and drawn to the inventive harmonies of other cultures, composers delighted in the endless possibilities of new styles of music. This was a period of great discovery and exploration which led to curiosity in the…

The Marais Project: The Art of Monody

Mosman Art Gallery 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman
Fresh from a successful appearance on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, and the release of their new recording, Two, The Marais Project launches its 2021 Season with a distinctive pairing of the Old World Europe and music from the Australian continent when it presents ‘The Art of Monody.’ This concert’s title…

The Oriana Chorale: Text/ure

Senior Hall, Canberra Girls Grammar School 48 Melbourne Avenue, Deakin
The Oriana Chorale presents its first full concert since November 2019. It includes six newly-commissioned settings of Sarah Rice’s poignant poem, 'If I could have given you a note', accompanied by images she has then created in response to the music. See how texture, line, shape and colour move from…
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Arts Centre Melbourne: The Gospel According to Paul

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne
Jonathan Biggins has created a gallery of wickedly funny impersonations for the Wharf Revue, but none more hilarious or uncannily accurate than his Paul Keating. In The Gospel According to Paul, a 90-minute solo show, which Biggins wrote and performs, he morphs into Keating, the Bankstown boy who became Australia’s 24th…

Flight Path Theatre: A Hundred Words for Snow

Flight Path Theatre 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
Gavin Roach will present the Australian premiere of A Hundred Words for Snow, at Marrickville’s Flight Path Theatre from 11th to 23rd May. Starring solo performer and Green Room-award winner Erin Pattinson (Flesh Coloured Panties), A Hundred Words for Snow is an epic, coming-of-age story, about being an explorer in…

Melbourne Recital Centre: Corpus Medicorum Concert #2

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
Corpus Medicorum’s second 2021 concert of ‘Symphonic Vaccines’ is indeed a double shot of the birthday boy Beethoven himself. The orchestra welcomes as soloists Corpus’s dear friends Monica Curro, Michelle Wood and Stefan Cassomenos to perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for violin, cello and piano. Following this the orchestra plays Michael’s…
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Belvoir St Theatre: A Room of One’s Own

Belvoir St Theatre 25 Belvoir St, Sydney
Virginia Woolf’s feminist polemic A Room of One’s Own, adapted by director Carissa Licciardello and Tom Wright. Growing out of a lecture that Woolf gave at Cambridge University in 1928, A Room With a View examines the careers of various female authors, and argues that women need a private, safe space and an…

Glen Street Theatre: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

Glen Street Theatre Belrose
Appleton is a small country town being forced into the present with a recent influx of wealthy city slickers, tree changers and refugees. Simmering tensions come to a head when new GP Penny Anderson discovers that the famous Appleton Potato Race awards $1000 prize money to men, and a measly…