Concerts at Christ Church 2017

Set within the walls of one of Adelaide’s oldest churches, Christ Church North Adelaide proudly presents their 2017 concert series. Christ Church thanks Cucina Ristorante North Adelaide and Romeo’s Retail Group for their Sponsorship of the series.

These concerts support the David Gallasch Memorial Music Trust, which in turn supports the weekly choir and organ music programme at Christ Church.

 

The 2017 Series of Concerts

14 May 2:30pm Christopher Wrench: Pipe Organ

17 September 2:30pm Aurora

5 November 2:30pm Simon Cobcroft & Andrew Georg: ’Cello & Organ

 

Christopher Wrench: Pipe Organ

Sunday 14 May 2:30pm

Internationally acclaimed organist Christopher Wrench gives an exclusive recital on Christ Church’s stunning pipe organ. One of Australia’s leading organists, he has performed at numerous Australian festivals and appeared frequently as a concerto soloist. Christopher is currently Director of Music at Christ Church St Lucia, and organist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Nineteen international tours have taken his music around the globe, and his recording of Bach’s Organ Sonatas on the Melba label received international rave reviews.

Christopher commands a solo repertoire spanning six centuries of music, including the complete organ works of J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, Duruflé, Franck, Hindemith, Mendelssohn, and Mozart.

Tickets: Adult $30 / Concession $25            www.trybooking.com/OAAT  or at the door

Christopher also gives a Masterclass for advanced organ students – Saturday 13 May 2:00pm at Christ Church. Open to all to attend. Free entry.

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Aurora: The Lightness of Being

Sunday 17 September 2:30pm

Aurora is the senior a capella vocal ensemble of renowned South Australian Choir School Young Adelaide Voices. Under the direction of esteemed choral conductor and singer Christie Anderson, Aurora presents a beautiful and uplifting program of early and contemporary vocal music, exploring light and eternity.

Described by InDAILY as:
The third star of the show on opening night was the all-female Aurora,
which was superb in its harmony, balance and purity of voice….

(State Theatre Company’s production “The Events” for the Adelaide Festival 2016)

Featuring Benjamin Britten’s Missa Brevis with Andrew Georg, organ, alongside works by leading Australian composers Sally Whitwell, Joseph Twist, and Paul Stanhope, and medieval and Renaissance plainsong, the exquisite sound and harmonies of Aurora will enthral you.

Tickets: Adult $30 / Concession $25            www.trybooking.com/PVEX  or at the door

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Simon Cobcroft & Andrew Georg: ’Cello & Organ

Sunday 5 November 2:30pm

Principal cellist of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Simon Cobcroft collaborates with Christ Church’s organist Andrew Georg in a programme of works for the unusual but delightful combination of cello and organ.

Simon Cobcroft is a prolific and versatile performer of solo, orchestral, and chamber music in Australia and further afield. Since 2014 he has been Principal Cello with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and has also held the positions of  Associate Principal Cello with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and Sub-Principal Cello with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Georg is a versatile musician whose career encompasses church music, opera, choral music, and accompanying. He is a repetiteur with the State Opera of South Australia, and Organist and Choir Director at Christ Church.

Simon and Andrew’s programme includes Sofia Gubaidulina’s masterpiece In Croce, and Oskar Wermann’s Sonata for ’cello and organ.

Tickets: Adult $30 / Concession $25            www.trybooking.com/PVEY  or at the door

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Christ Church North Adelaide

The charming, historic Christ Church North Adelaide is built in the Anglo-Norman style, of cruciform shape, and served as the pro-Cathedral of the diocese prior to the opening of St Peter’s Cathedral in 1877. The church was consecrated in December 1849.

The choir and musical life at Christ Church is supported by the David Gallasch Memorial Music Trust. The David Gallasch Memorial Music Trust was established in 2012, in recognition of David’s outstanding contribution to the musical life of Christ Church, where he was choral director and organist for 45 years. The Trust fosters traditional church music, supporting Choral Scholarships, the maintenance of the pipe organ, and the commissioning of new musical works.

The fine acoustics and splendid visual aspects of Christ Church have proven popular for performances and recordings, the church being a particularly favourable venue for choral music, chamber music, and organ recitals.

CHRIST CHURCH NORTH ADELAIDE  62-72 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide

08 8267 2673 (Wed-Fri)    office@ccna.asn.au    www.ccna.asn.au

 

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PAST CONCERTS

The 2016 Series of ConcertS

1ST MAY 2:30PM – EMMA HORWOOD & STEVE PETERKA: HARP, VOICE & PERCUSSION

18TH SEPTEMBER 2:30PM - NAOMI HEDE & ANDREW GEORG: SACRED SONG

15TH OCTOBER 5:00PM – SHIRLEY GALE: PIPE ORGAN RECITAL, FOLLOWED BY CHAMPAGNE SUPPER

6TH NOVEMBER 2:30PM - LUMINA VOCAL ENSEMBLE: A TIME TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO CHORAL MUSIC 

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Emma Horwood & Steve Peterka: Harp, Voice & Percussion

Sunday 1 May 2:30pm

Join acclaimed Adelaide harpist and soprano Emma Horwood with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra principal percussionist Steve Peterka in a varied programme of music spanning the ages. From medieval chant to rousing villancicos from the Spanish Renaissance, Celtic music, folk songs and contemporary works, delight your senses with an unique soundscape.

Emma’s silvery soprano accompanied on pedal harp will be enhanced by a variety of celestial percussion instruments including crotales, sistrum, shell chimes, bell tree, tubular bells, cymbals and drums. Don't miss this dynamic husband-and-wife duo after sell-out seasons in the Adelaide Fringe!

Tickets: Adult $25 / Concession $20   http://www.trybooking.com/ KKDI    or at the door

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Naomi Hede & Andrew Georg: Sacred Song

Sunday 18th September 2:30pm

Soprano Naomi Hede and organist Andrew Georg present an afternoon of sacred song for voice and organ. The centrepiece is Henryk Górecki’s O Domina Nostra for soprano and organ, a monumental meditation built on prayers to “Our Lord” and “Our Lady”. Alongside this, they will perform popular works from the vast sacred music repertoire.

Naomi Hede graduated from the Elder Conservatorium before continuing her studies with vocal coaches in Edinburgh and London where she was awarded the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and Arts Hesse Scholarship. She has performed as a guest soloist with many Adelaide choirs and orchestras. Naomi recently performed the role of Pamina in the State Opera of South Australia’s production of The Magic Flute, and is a graduate of the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation Opera Program.

Andrew Georg is the Organist and Choir Director at Christ Church North Adelaide. He also works as a repetiteur for the State Opera of South Australia. In 2014 Andrew won the Geoffrey Parsons’ Award for accompanying, Australia’s most prestigious award for the collaborative pianist.

Tickets: Adult $25 / Concession $20    http://www.trybooking.com/ LKSI     or at the door

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Shirley Gale: Organ Recital

Christ Church’s wonderful pipe organ is given centre stage in this special concert by Shirley Gale, Organist Emeritus of St Peter’s Cathedral. Shirley performs some of her favourite organ works from her expansive repertoire, sure to please organ aficionados and all music lovers alike.

Shirley Gale is currently Organist Emeritus of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide, where she was Associate Organist from 1984 to 1999, when she was appointed to succeed Dr. David Swale as principal Organist until 2015. She is Patron of the St. Peter’s Cathedral Organ Restoration project, and is the President of the Organ Music Society of Adelaide.A graduate of the University of Adelaide in performance, Shirley studied with the late Dr. Harold Wylde and Dr. J.V. Peters, and in her early years was awarded prizes and scholarships for piano. She was Head of Junior School Music at Pembroke School for 22 years, and toured with the Pembroke Girls Choir as organist and pianist to Japan, Austria, Switzerland, North and South Germany, Finland and Sweden. as well as a number of English cathedrals.

Tickets: Adult $25 / Concession $20     http://www.trybooking.com/LXRL  or at the door

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Lumina Vocal Ensemble: A Time Traveller’s Guide to Choral Music

Sunday 6 November 2:30pm

Journey through time with Lumina, beginning with evocative 5th Century Armenian chant, and moving through twelve centuries before coming to rest in our own time and place with a just-penned Epiphany by James Scott and a ‘surround-sound’ collage by Anna Pope that overlays music of the past with that of the now. From the earliest known 10th century polyphony to the works of Dufay, Josquin, Monteverdi, Bruckner and Clare Maclean, our portal opens once each century and closes as we return to our own time.

Whether you love the simple beauty of our earliest music, the intricacy of the Renaissance and Baroque, revel in the lush harmonies of the Romantic and Modern, or are intrigued and thrilled by works never before heard, time travelling with Lumina will transport you in more ways than one.

Founded in 1999 by musical director Anna Pope, the Lumina Vocal Ensemble specialises in discovering and performing music that is rarely heard – especially Mediaeval gems and Renaissance masterpieces and has carved out a niche nurturing Australian composers and performing dozens of world premieres.

www.lumina.org.au

Tickets: Adult $25 / Concession $20   http://www.trybooking.com/ LUGZ   or at the door

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Christ Church North Adelaide

The charming, historic Christ Church North Adelaide is built in the Anglo-Norman style, of cruciform shape, and served as the pro-Cathedral of the diocese prior to the opening of St Peter’s Cathedral in 1877. The church was consecrated in December 1849.

The choir and musical life at Christ Church is supported by the David Gallasch Memorial Music Trust. The David Gallasch Memorial Music Trust was established in 2012, in recognition of David’s outstanding contribution to the musical life of Christ Church, where he was choral director and organist for 45 years. The Trust fosters traditional church music, supporting Choral Scholarships, the maintenance of the pipe organ, and the commissioning of new musical works.

The fine acoustics and splendid visual aspects of Christ Church have proven popular for performances and recordings, the church being a particularly favourable venue for choral music, chamber music, and organ recitals.

CHRIST CHURCH NORTH ADELAIDE  62-72 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide

08 8267 2673 (Wed-Fri)    office@ccna.asn.au    www.ccna.asn.au

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SPONSORS

We sincerely thank the following sponsors for their valuable support of the series of Concerts at Christ Church

 

Cucina's is a 7 day restaurant on the corner of Ward and O’Connell Street, North Adelaide. They cater for small groups as well as functions. Finest Italian food in Adelaide, with friendly service.

www.cucinanorthadelaide.com.au

Romeo’s are a South Australian family business who have been in business for 30 years. They employ over 2000 people and stock a wide range of locally grown products. They are passionate about supporting the local community.

www.romeosretailgroup.com.au