APRIL 2019

Wednesday 3 . . . 1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Recital
Luke Bowen (Piano)

J. S. Bach . . . Prelude and Fugue in D Major, Book 2 (BWV 874)
Maurice Ravel . . . Jeux d'eau
Johannes Brahms . . . Rhapsody in B Minor, Op. 79 No. 1
Ludwig V. Beethoven . . . Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Vivace, ma non troppo
    Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo (Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung)

Wednesday 17 . . .  1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Recital
Thomas Tregenza (Harp)

Si Beag Si Mor . . . Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738)
Carolan's Dream . . . Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738)
Oracion . . . anon
Greensleeves . . . English traditional
Dr John Stafford . . . Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738)
Eleanor Plunkett . . . Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738)
Loch Lomond . . . Traditional Scottish
Canon in D . . . Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Gabriel's Oboe . . . Ennio Morricone (1928-)

Thomas Tregenza is well-known in the highlands for his sensitive performances on celtic harp.  He is currently on a gap year and is often seen around Bowral busking.  This is an opportunity to hear him in a concert setting.

Good Friday 19 . . .  5.30pm
St Luke Passion (J S Bach)
St Jude’s Singers

This work, to be presented in St Jude's Church Bowral on Good Friday, is a narration of the Passion of Jesus as contained in the Gospel of St Luke.  It is a moving account of Jesus’ arrest, trial and crucifixion interspersed with some of the great chorales of the Lutheran Church.  It is not certain that Bach actually composed this work.  Although extant in Bach’s hand, it is not of the same scale as his well-know “St Matthew” and “St John” Passions and may well have been copied by him for presentation on Good Friday in 1730.  If Bach did not compose it, he certainly thought enough of the work to write it out for performance!   The performance in St Jude's is being presented by the St Jude’s Singers (Director and Harpsichord: Allan Beavis) with David Allen (Evangelist), Christopher Bambach (Christus), Melinda Richardson (Soprano), Kim Stewart (Organ) and Lisa Kawai (Cello).

Wednesday 24 . . .  5.30pm
ANZAC Eve Commemoration
The Armed Man (Karl Jenkins)

St Jude’s Singers, the Berrima Singers and others
(Director: Christine Tilley)

Singers from the Southern Highlands under the direction of Christine Tilley will perform Karl Jenkins' Choral Suite, "The Armed Man" in the context of an ANZAC Day Commemoration in St Jude's Church, Bowral. The work from which this suite is drawn was commissioned for the millennium by Britain's Royal Armouries. It is a contemporary example of a work based on the 15th-century French song L'homme armé
(the Armed Man).

Sunday 28 . . .  2.30pm
Piano & Clarinet Recital
John Martin (Piano) &
Amy Whyte (Clarinet)

Two of Australia's leading musicians, Amy Whyte (clarinet) and John Martin (piano) present a program of works by Brahms and Chopin, along with some ragtime and colourful and delightful works by Highlands composers Ann Carr-Boyd and May Howlett.  There is also a special guest: harpist Verna Lee. 

Ann Carr-Boyd's latest CD, "Stairways to the Moon" will be launched at the concert.

Admission $30/$25
Amy Whyte
John Martin