Saturday 10 October 2015, 7pm
at the Christ Church South Yarra, cnr Toorak Road and Punt Road
Australia’s foremost baroque trumpeter John Foster (Sydney) and his Ensemble Australian Baroque Brass performing works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, G.P. Telemann and Johann Penzel
About the ensemble
Founded in 2003, the Australian Baroque Brass (ABB) is renowned as one of Australia's finest early music ensembles. Under the artistic directorship of baroque trumpeter and scholar John Foster (www.johnfostertrumpet.com), the ensemble has pioneered the use of period brass instruments in Australia.
The ABB more recently, in addition to being Artists in Residence at St James' Church, has performed at the Adelaide Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, the New England BachFestival, the Hobart Island Brass Academy, the International Trumpet Guild Conference 2010,St Peters' Cathedral (Adelaide), St Marys' Cathedral (Sydney), St Stephen's Cathedral (Brisbane), the Sydney Mozart Society, the Ballarat Goldfields Festival, the Arden Crescent Concert Series,Sydney Conservatorium, the Elder Conservatorium, the Queensland Conservatorium, the Newcastle Conservatorium, and the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, among many other memorable concerts throughout this country.
In 2008 ABB made its first tour of the USA, performing extensively throughout the United States. In 2010 Australian Baroque Brass made a world premiere recording of "The Voyage" bycomposer Graeme Koehne which was broadcast live at the ANZAC Day dawn service in Gallipoli (Turkey) before an audience of tens of thousands.
In 2011 Australian Baroque Brass also made their debut performance in the United Kingdom performing at the Petworth Festival in Sussex.More recently, Australian Baroque Brass has also collaborated with many other well-known artists and ensembles, such as, Paul McCreesh, Crispian Steele-Perkins, Sara Macliver, Michael Laird, The Song Company, Ironwood Ensemble, the Adelaide Chamber Choir, the Choir of St James', The Choir of St Mary's Cathedral (Sydney), the Choir of Christchurch St Lawrence, Baroque Brass of London, the Sydney Consort, Sydney Bach Choir, the Academy of St James', Voices New Zealand and Polyphonic Voices.
ABB has recorded extensively for broadcast on ABC Classic FM, 2MBS and numerous otherradio and television stations, and has also recorded the first three albums in the "Music of a Golden Age" series (Tubicium Records) to much critical acclaim. ABB also performs annual orchestral masses at St James' Church in Sydney, and 2014 saw Australian Baroque Brass celebrate its 10th Anniversary Season, with concerts in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide among others.