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

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

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:

Counter tenor Andreas Scholl also loves Dowland:

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
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 set up for contributions/advance bookings
(“deadline” for contributions & advance ticket sales is 10am Friday October 25, so please don’t miss it)
and 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!

Summer Course 2014

Advance notice that the Early Dance Consort’s 2014 Summer Course in Renaissance & Baroque Dance will be held in North Sydney from Wednesday 8 January to Friday 10 January, 2014, with a Summer Bal à la Française on the evening of the Friday 10 January, 6.30pm – 9.30pm. And yes, the theme is all French!

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



Tea Dance travel update

Just a reminder about the Spring Tea Dance next Sunday 22 September, 1.30pm for 2pm-4.30pm in the St James Trust Building (Level 1, 160 Castlereagh Street, Sydney).

We have an important note regarding transport on the day: the Sydney Spring Running Festival is on that morning, including the Sydney Marathon, Half Marathon and Fun Runs.  As a result, the Harbour Bridge, Bradfield Highway and Cahill Expressway will be closed 4am to 11am. Many CBD streets will be closed until 1.30pm, with others (including Castlereagh St) being designated special event clearways until that time.  See which has a link to a PDF map, and for maps & info about road closures and clearways.

We urge you to come along – especially by train, as walking from Town Hall station is the best option. (Please check bus timetables for alterations due to road closures.) See for up to date information.

If you’d still prefer to drive, allow extra time, and see for Sunday $10 – $15 flat rate CBD parking options.

Let’s celebrate the Spring in a more elegant – if somewhat less energetic – manner! Or you could always follow that run with Tea and Trabucchetti. Either way, we looking forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,

Fiona & John.

Tea Dance details (as previously):
Date: Sunday 22 September, 2013
Time: 1.30pm for 2pm-4.30pm
Venue: Step Up Dance Studio, Level 1, 160 Castlereagh Street, Sydney (in the St James Trust Building, between Market and Park Streets). Map. See above for travel information update.
Dress: elegant dance wear or costume, but change facilities are limited.  Dance or light street shoes with non-marking soles.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee & light refreshments provided. Contributions suited to an afternoon tea – cakes, biscuits, sandwiches &c – would be appreciated, if pre-cut & ready to serve. (Cups, plates & napkins all provided.)
Bookings essential: places are limited and entry will be by ticket only at 160 Castlereagh Street.  The building is secured so guests will need to wait at the door to be met & escorted by lift to the studio. Phone 0400 104 969 for entry on the day.
Payment either (1) in cash at class (2) by cheque or money order to “The Early Dance Consort”  or (3) by direct deposit (please email for details).
Full details on the website, including PDF invitation.
Fiona Garlick & John Barnard

The Early Dance Consort

RSVP 02 9416 5765  |  0400 104 969