Dido & Aeneas – Sydney Festival 2014

And yet more things English and 17th Century …

A very different performance of Purcell’s opera, Dido and Aeneas, for the Sydney Festival.
Sasha Waltz & Guests, Vocalconsort Berlin & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Choreography by Sasha Waltz
Music by Henry Purcell

16, 17, 20 & 21 January at 8pm
19 January at 5pm
Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star

See  http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2014/Dance/Dido-Aeneas/

Bach & the Dance – Melbourne 15 December

Bach Cello Series 2013 Concert: Bach and the Dance
Fiona Garlick and John Barnard of The Early Dance Consort dance to movements from suites for cello and harpsichord by J.S.Bach.

Sunday December 15 at 3 pm
St Mark’s Anglican Church, 250 George St Fitzroy, Melbourne.
Tickets $30/$20.
Phone 0420 866461
Email bachcelloseries@yahoo.com.au

Fiona Garlick &John Barnard (dance)
with choreography by Fiona Garlick
Rosanne Hunt ( baroque cello), Josephine Vains ( modern cello)
Ann Morgan ( harpsichord)

J.S Bach
Suite for solo cello in C major
Suite for harpsichord in g minor (keyboard version of c minor cello suite)
Sonata for Gamba and Keyboard in g minor

Domenico Gabrielli
Ricercari for solo cello in D major and C major

Academy of Ancient Music and Sara Macliver November 2013

More things English… Thanks to Musica Viva, the Academy of Ancient Music comes to Australia in November to present a program of music by Matthew Locke, Henry Purcell, Thomas Arne & George Frideric Handel. The AAM will be directed by Richard Egarr, and joined by the lovely Australian soprano, Sara Macliver.

For all details of tour dates and bookings, go to


Dowland’s 450th Birthday celebration 10 November 2013

The Marais Project’s Jennifer Eriksson, working with Tommie Andersson and Daniel Yeadon, will present a special program to mark the 450th birthday of the great John Dowland, composer-lutenist to Queen Elizabeth I.  This concert will feature the Seaven Teares consort, along with Tommie, Danny and soprano, Lindy Montgomery.  It will be held in one of the most beautiful venues in Sydney, The Refectory at Sydney University.

You can hear Seaven Teares performing Dowland at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZZnuy0Y5fw

Counter tenor Andreas Scholl also loves Dowland: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezh1dxnwMWQ

The 450th Birthday Bash: Dowland in the 21st century

Sunday 10th November, 3.00pm
The Refectory, Level 3, Science Rd, University of Sydney
Tickets: $30/20
Online www.maraisproject.com.au
or phone 9809 5185

Mask Cupid and Death 30 & 31 May 2014


Planned for Sydney 30 & 31 May 2014
First performed in 1653, words by James Shirley, music by Matthew Locke and Christopher Gibbons)
Produced by Imogen Granwal & Tara Hashambhoy
Singers including Richard Butler and Nicole Thompson
Dancing from the EDC.
See www.pozible.com/project/31667 set up for contributions/advance bookings
(“deadline” for contributions & advance ticket sales is 10am Friday October 25, so please don’t miss it)
and www.cupidanddeath.com for more information about the production

Christmas Party 19 December

Term 4 of our evening classes traditionally ends with a Christmas Party –  this year it will be on Thursday 19 December, 6.30pm until 9pm sharp (at the usual venue in North Sydney). All EDC students current and past, friends and family members welcome. Please wear something cool and comfortable, bring a little finger food or something to drink, and remember the dancing shoes for a bit of dancing for everyone.  Hope to see you there!

The Fairy Queen 24 & 26 October

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Students from AIM (The Australian Academy of Music) are presenting Purcell’s The Fairy Queen

Thursday 24 October – matinées10am & 1pm
Saturday 26 October – 6.30pm
Australian Hall, 150 Elizabeth St Sydney (closest station Museum).
Directed by Tyran Parke, Musical Direction by Hans-Dieter Michatz
(plus a little dancing by Fiona Garlick).
Entry free, bookings essential – for bookings & info visit thefairyqueen.eventbrite.com.au