Saturday 4 October 2014, 3:00 pm
at the German Lutheran Trinity Church, 22 Parliament Place, East Melbourne
With Jane Downer (baroque oboe) and Peter Hagen (harpsichord)
Austral Harmony takes its name from an early collection of Australian poetry, and is an ensemble of Australian musicians who specialise in playing music of the 18th cen-tury fostering a particular interest in the works of J S Bach. Using historical instruments they present innovatively designed programmes and promote less familiar repertoire. Austral Harmony has performed at Melba Hall, Trinity College Melbourne, the New England Bach Festival, St James’ Church Sydney, for National Conferences with the Australasian Double Reed Society and Adelaide Baroque. Regular recitals at the Wesley Music Centre in Canberra help raise funds for an Early Music Scholarship. Future engagements include a tour of rural Victoria, NSW & Queensland with masterclasses and lectures featuring the oboe da caccia, performances for the Australian Bach Society, The Little Music Room, and a European tour. Their CD “Harmonische Freude” is due for imminent release.
From the Inner Circle of Johann Sebastian Bach, focusing attention on his pupils, close associates and copyists. Music by Gottfried Homilius, Johann Ludwig Krebs, Johann Philipp Kirnberger and his estimable son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, all significant figures in the preservation of J.S. Bach’s musical legacy.