Wednesday 2 August at 1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Recital
Emerging Artist Concert

Emily Liston (clarinet),  John Martin (piano)

Take a Second
Mozart, Poulenc, Horovitz and Brahms

Emily is an exceptional orchestral player and building a reputation as a soloist. She moved from New Zealand to Sydney to complete a bachelor of music performance on the clarinet at the Sydney Conservatorium with Sue Newsome. Emily has held principal clarinet chairs in many New Zealand and Australian youth orchestras and is also an accomplished saxophonist. This program matches music to a reflection on the fluctuating pace of life during and post Covid-19.

Sunday 6 August at 3.30pm
Pre-Service Recital
Judith Rough (Soprano)
Cantata: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (J S Bach)

Wednesday 9 August at 1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Recital
Diana Weston & Mary Sambell (Piano)

Piano Duo Mary & Me
Mary Sambell and Diana Weston

Diana Blom
Dream Weaving

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Divertissement à la Hongroise, Op. 54
Andante, March/Andante con moto, Allegretto

Piano duo Mary & Me (Mary Sambell and Diana Weston) return to St Jude’s for the second half of our March Lunch-time Concert. On the menu this time is Schubert’s magnificent Divertimento in Hungarian style (Divertissement à la Hongroise). In this long but anything-but-boring work, Schubert takes inspiration from the sights and sounds of the street - folk-tune fragments, military marches, fleeting dances and calls to arms. He writes for piano but for all that, you will hear the flutes, drums and trumpets of an outdoor brass band as he paints a picture that is both exuberant and wistful.

But before that, we are delighted to premiere a new piece by our friend Diana Blom - Dream Weaving. Diana asks, no, obliges, her players to not only share their thoughts and wishes, but create a visual image of their connectedness as they interweave hands and arms in a choreography of sorts.

Saturday 12 August at 3.00pm
Tickets at the door.
Much has been made of Bach’s fascination for numerology and his penchant for encoding his name in his music. The BACH motif is perhaps the most famous musical cryptogram, but it was by no means the first.  From Josquin de Prez to Heinrich Schütz, composers have weaved their own name in the very fabric of their music.
In this concert of musical cyphers, Luminescence Chamber Singers join forces with guest artist Anna Freer (violin/voice) to perform Bach’s monumental Partita no.2 in D Minor, interwoven with some of Bach’s most beloved chorales. The concert culminates in a new arrangement of the Chaconne - a setting for voices and violin that reveals a tapestry of references to Bach chorales buried in bones of the Chaccone.
Details and tickets:

Sunday 13 August at 4.00pm

Choral Communion
St Jude's Chamber Choir

Wednesday 23 August at 1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Recital
James Flores (Organ)
A Trumpet Minuet . . .  Alfred Hollins
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 . . .  Johann Sebastian Bach 
Prelude Modal Op. 6 No. 1 . . .  Jean Langlais
Suite en la majeur . . . Denis Bédard
    Intrada; Duo; Choral; Chant de paix; Barcarole; Prière; Marche
Final from Symphony No. 1 . . .  Louis Vierne

Saturday 26 August arrive at 2.00pm
BAMF Fundraiser Concert & High Tea
Vatche Jambazian (piano) & Hyung Suk Bae (Cello)

Sunday 27 August
3.30pm: Pre-Service Recital
"Requiem" . . . Gabriel Faure
St Jude's Chamber Choir
4.00pm: Evensong
Service setting: Philip Moore
Anthem:  "Teach us Good Lord" . . . David Ogden

Wednesday 30 August at 1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Recital
Brett McKern (Organ)

Mendelssohn: Prelude and Fugue in C minor Op. 37 No. 1

Elgar: Vesper Voluntaries Op. 14
                                       i.          Introduction
                                     ii.          Voluntary I
                                    iii.         Voluntary II
                                    iv.          Voluntary III
                                      v.          Voluntary IV
                                    vi.          Intermezzo
                                  vii.          Voluntary V
                                viii.          Voluntary VI
                                    ix.          Voluntary VII
                                      x.          Voluntary VIII

Mendelssohn: War March of the Priests from Athalie