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Chapel Summer Sessions
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Chapel Summer Sessions

For years, Max Riebl performed on the classical concert stage. Dressed in tails and tuxedos, standing beside maestros and masters, he has performed in the concert halls of Europe, Australia and the UK.

After a year touring his acclaimed show ‘Hard to Handel,’ with pianist Adam Cook, Max Riebl continues his audacious quest to combine the electricity of pop with classical mastery, bringing Thom Yorke and Bach together in a youthful, carefree display of skill, power and purity.

‘I would far rather hear Riebl sing Morrissey than Sting sing John Dowland’ 5MBS

Tickets: https://chapeloffchapel.com.au/show/max-riebl-chapel-summer-sessions/

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The Song Company - Mind Over Matter
Aug
20
7:30 PM19:30

The Song Company - Mind Over Matter

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THE SONG COMPANY

Man against machine in a musical comedy from the golden age of pop

A cartoonesque prequel to Anna’s Rapid Eye Movement (premiered by The Song Company in Sydney Opera House), Mind Over Matter is a chamber comic opera for 5 singers, speaking piano duet and computer operator, by the Company’s Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, with theatrical direction by Leonie Cambage. The story is set (not far) in the future: the world has been taken over by a giant computer corporation called BABEL, run by a man known simply as “the Boss”, and, as usual, someone is trying to hack into its central server. BABEL’s corporate headquarters has 127 floors and just two lifts (with personalities of their own). There is a Guard who rarely ventures off the ground floor, two suspicious-sounding characters called Rime and Reezon, two identical briefcases, an executive called Mabel all-too-open to the algorithmic power of Artificial Intelligence, and Anna herself – dizzy at the apex of an impossible love triangle. What else could possibly go wrong? The music is inspired by the melodic pop of the 1980s and the program begins and ends with arrangements of some classic hits from Joe Jackson’s Steppin' Out to Wang Chung’s Dance Hall Days.

Tickets and further info:

http://the.song.company/Mind-over-matter/

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The Song Company - Mind Over Matter
Aug
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Song Company - Mind Over Matter

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THE SONG COMPANY

Man against machine in a musical comedy from the golden age of pop

A cartoonesque prequel to Anna’s Rapid Eye Movement (premiered by The Song Company in Sydney Opera House), Mind Over Matter is a chamber comic opera for 5 singers, speaking piano duet and computer operator, by the Company’s Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, with theatrical direction by Leonie Cambage. The story is set (not far) in the future: the world has been taken over by a giant computer corporation called BABEL, run by a man known simply as “the Boss”, and, as usual, someone is trying to hack into its central server. BABEL’s corporate headquarters has 127 floors and just two lifts (with personalities of their own). There is a Guard who rarely ventures off the ground floor, two suspicious-sounding characters called Rime and Reezon, two identical briefcases, an executive called Mabel all-too-open to the algorithmic power of Artificial Intelligence, and Anna herself – dizzy at the apex of an impossible love triangle. What else could possibly go wrong? The music is inspired by the melodic pop of the 1980s and the program begins and ends with arrangements of some classic hits from Joe Jackson’s Steppin' Out to Wang Chung’s Dance Hall Days.

Tickets and further info:

http://the.song.company/Mind-over-matter/

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The Song Company - Mind Over Matter
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

The Song Company - Mind Over Matter

THE SONG COMPANY

Man against machine in a musical comedy from the golden age of pop

A cartoonesque prequel to Anna’s Rapid Eye Movement (premiered by The Song Company in Sydney Opera House), Mind Over Matter is a chamber comic opera for 5 singers, speaking piano duet and computer operator, by the Company’s Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, with theatrical direction by Leonie Cambage. The story is set (not far) in the future: the world has been taken over by a giant computer corporation called BABEL, run by a man known simply as “the Boss”, and, as usual, someone is trying to hack into its central server. BABEL’s corporate headquarters has 127 floors and just two lifts (with personalities of their own). There is a Guard who rarely ventures off the ground floor, two suspicious-sounding characters called Rime and Reezon, two identical briefcases, an executive called Mabel all-too-open to the algorithmic power of Artificial Intelligence, and Anna herself – dizzy at the apex of an impossible love triangle. What else could possibly go wrong? The music is inspired by the melodic pop of the 1980s and the program begins and ends with arrangements of some classic hits from Joe Jackson’s Steppin' Out to Wang Chung’s Dance Hall Days.

Tickets and further info:

http://the.song.company/Mind-over-matter/

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The Song Company - Mind Over Matter
Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

The Song Company - Mind Over Matter

THE SONG COMPANY

Man against machine in a musical comedy from the golden age of pop

A cartoonesque prequel to Anna’s Rapid Eye Movement (premiered by The Song Company in Sydney Opera House), Mind Over Matter is a chamber comic opera for 5 singers, speaking piano duet and computer operator, by the Company’s Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, with theatrical direction by Leonie Cambage. The story is set (not far) in the future: the world has been taken over by a giant computer corporation called BABEL, run by a man known simply as “the Boss”, and, as usual, someone is trying to hack into its central server. BABEL’s corporate headquarters has 127 floors and just two lifts (with personalities of their own). There is a Guard who rarely ventures off the ground floor, two suspicious-sounding characters called Rime and Reezon, two identical briefcases, an executive called Mabel all-too-open to the algorithmic power of Artificial Intelligence, and Anna herself – dizzy at the apex of an impossible love triangle. What else could possibly go wrong? The music is inspired by the melodic pop of the 1980s and the program begins and ends with arrangements of some classic hits from Joe Jackson’s Steppin' Out to Wang Chung’s Dance Hall Days.

Tickets and further info:

http://the.song.company/Mind-over-matter/

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The Song Company - Mind Over Matter
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

The Song Company - Mind Over Matter

THE SONG COMPANY

Man against machine in a musical comedy from the golden age of pop

A cartoonesque prequel to Anna’s Rapid Eye Movement (premiered by The Song Company in Sydney Opera House), Mind Over Matter is a chamber comic opera for 5 singers, speaking piano duet and computer operator, by the Company’s Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, with theatrical direction by Leonie Cambage. The story is set (not far) in the future: the world has been taken over by a giant computer corporation called BABEL, run by a man known simply as “the Boss”, and, as usual, someone is trying to hack into its central server. BABEL’s corporate headquarters has 127 floors and just two lifts (with personalities of their own). There is a Guard who rarely ventures off the ground floor, two suspicious-sounding characters called Rime and Reezon, two identical briefcases, an executive called Mabel all-too-open to the algorithmic power of Artificial Intelligence, and Anna herself – dizzy at the apex of an impossible love triangle. What else could possibly go wrong? The music is inspired by the melodic pop of the 1980s and the program begins and ends with arrangements of some classic hits from Joe Jackson’s Steppin' Out to Wang Chung’s Dance Hall Days.

Tickets and further info:

http://the.song.company/Mind-over-matter/

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The Song Company - Mind Over Matter
Aug
30
7:30 PM19:30

The Song Company - Mind Over Matter

THE SONG COMPANY

Man against machine in a musical comedy from the golden age of pop

A cartoonesque prequel to Anna’s Rapid Eye Movement (premiered by The Song Company in Sydney Opera House), Mind Over Matter is a chamber comic opera for 5 singers, speaking piano duet and computer operator, by the Company’s Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, with theatrical direction by Leonie Cambage. The story is set (not far) in the future: the world has been taken over by a giant computer corporation called BABEL, run by a man known simply as “the Boss”, and, as usual, someone is trying to hack into its central server. BABEL’s corporate headquarters has 127 floors and just two lifts (with personalities of their own). There is a Guard who rarely ventures off the ground floor, two suspicious-sounding characters called Rime and Reezon, two identical briefcases, an executive called Mabel all-too-open to the algorithmic power of Artificial Intelligence, and Anna herself – dizzy at the apex of an impossible love triangle. What else could possibly go wrong? The music is inspired by the melodic pop of the 1980s and the program begins and ends with arrangements of some classic hits from Joe Jackson’s Steppin' Out to Wang Chung’s Dance Hall Days.

Tickets and further info:

https://www.mtc.com.au/plays-and-tickets/other-companies/mind-over-matter/

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The Song Company - Mind Over Matter
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

The Song Company - Mind Over Matter

THE SONG COMPANY

Man against machine in a musical comedy from the golden age of pop

A cartoonesque prequel to Anna’s Rapid Eye Movement (premiered by The Song Company in Sydney Opera House), Mind Over Matter is a chamber comic opera for 5 singers, speaking piano duet and computer operator, by the Company’s Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, with theatrical direction by Leonie Cambage. The story is set (not far) in the future: the world has been taken over by a giant computer corporation called BABEL, run by a man known simply as “the Boss”, and, as usual, someone is trying to hack into its central server. BABEL’s corporate headquarters has 127 floors and just two lifts (with personalities of their own). There is a Guard who rarely ventures off the ground floor, two suspicious-sounding characters called Rime and Reezon, two identical briefcases, an executive called Mabel all-too-open to the algorithmic power of Artificial Intelligence, and Anna herself – dizzy at the apex of an impossible love triangle. What else could possibly go wrong? The music is inspired by the melodic pop of the 1980s and the program begins and ends with arrangements of some classic hits from Joe Jackson’s Steppin' Out to Wang Chung’s Dance Hall Days.

Tickets and further info:

http://the.song.company/Mind-over-matter/

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The Song Company - Mind Over Matter
Sep
3
7:30 PM19:30

The Song Company - Mind Over Matter

THE SONG COMPANY

Man against machine in a musical comedy from the golden age of pop

A cartoonesque prequel to Anna’s Rapid Eye Movement (premiered by The Song Company in Sydney Opera House), Mind Over Matter is a chamber comic opera for 5 singers, speaking piano duet and computer operator, by the Company’s Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, with theatrical direction by Leonie Cambage. The story is set (not far) in the future: the world has been taken over by a giant computer corporation called BABEL, run by a man known simply as “the Boss”, and, as usual, someone is trying to hack into its central server. BABEL’s corporate headquarters has 127 floors and just two lifts (with personalities of their own). There is a Guard who rarely ventures off the ground floor, two suspicious-sounding characters called Rime and Reezon, two identical briefcases, an executive called Mabel all-too-open to the algorithmic power of Artificial Intelligence, and Anna herself – dizzy at the apex of an impossible love triangle. What else could possibly go wrong? The music is inspired by the melodic pop of the 1980s and the program begins and ends with arrangements of some classic hits from Joe Jackson’s Steppin' Out to Wang Chung’s Dance Hall Days.

Tickets and further info:

http://the.song.company/Mind-over-matter/

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The Song Company - Mind Over Matter
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Song Company - Mind Over Matter

THE SONG COMPANY

Man against machine in a musical comedy from the golden age of pop

A cartoonesque prequel to Anna’s Rapid Eye Movement (premiered by The Song Company in Sydney Opera House), Mind Over Matter is a chamber comic opera for 5 singers, speaking piano duet and computer operator, by the Company’s Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, with theatrical direction by Leonie Cambage. The story is set (not far) in the future: the world has been taken over by a giant computer corporation called BABEL, run by a man known simply as “the Boss”, and, as usual, someone is trying to hack into its central server. BABEL’s corporate headquarters has 127 floors and just two lifts (with personalities of their own). There is a Guard who rarely ventures off the ground floor, two suspicious-sounding characters called Rime and Reezon, two identical briefcases, an executive called Mabel all-too-open to the algorithmic power of Artificial Intelligence, and Anna herself – dizzy at the apex of an impossible love triangle. What else could possibly go wrong? The music is inspired by the melodic pop of the 1980s and the program begins and ends with arrangements of some classic hits from Joe Jackson’s Steppin' Out to Wang Chung’s Dance Hall Days.

Tickets and further info:

http://the.song.company/Mind-over-matter/

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The Song Company - Mind Over Matter
Sep
7
3:00 PM15:00

The Song Company - Mind Over Matter

THE SONG COMPANY

Man against machine in a musical comedy from the golden age of pop

A cartoonesque prequel to Anna’s Rapid Eye Movement (premiered by The Song Company in Sydney Opera House), Mind Over Matter is a chamber comic opera for 5 singers, speaking piano duet and computer operator, by the Company’s Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, with theatrical direction by Leonie Cambage. The story is set (not far) in the future: the world has been taken over by a giant computer corporation called BABEL, run by a man known simply as “the Boss”, and, as usual, someone is trying to hack into its central server. BABEL’s corporate headquarters has 127 floors and just two lifts (with personalities of their own). There is a Guard who rarely ventures off the ground floor, two suspicious-sounding characters called Rime and Reezon, two identical briefcases, an executive called Mabel all-too-open to the algorithmic power of Artificial Intelligence, and Anna herself – dizzy at the apex of an impossible love triangle. What else could possibly go wrong? The music is inspired by the melodic pop of the 1980s and the program begins and ends with arrangements of some classic hits from Joe Jackson’s Steppin' Out to Wang Chung’s Dance Hall Days.

Tickets and further info:

http://the.song.company/Mind-over-matter/

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Pinchgut Opera - Farnace
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Pinchgut Opera - Farnace

Vivaldi's Farnace

Vivaldi’s operas are a unique blend of beauty and brilliance, and in Farnace we find the composer at the pinnacle of his operatic career. This rarely performed gem is the ideal candidate to receive the unique Pinchgut touch. Farnace is a passionate drama of political and dynastic intrigue: in the ultimate test of family loyalties, Farnace and his mother-in-law Berenice are pitted against each other for political gain and control of the kingdom.

This was one of Vivaldi’s most meticulously prepared operas, with orchestral colour and dramatic characterisation combined in one of his greatest theatrical triumphs. We have assembled some of the world’s finest voices – some already Pinchgut favourites – to bring these characters to life and to showcase Vivaldi’s thrilling tunes. The title role will be sung by acclaimed countertenor Christopher Lowrey (Theodora), with Jacqueline Dark as his scheming mother-in-law. Joining them are Helpmann Award winner Taryn Fiebig (Rameau: Anacréon, Pigmalion), Helen Sherman (Bajazet, The Coronation of Poppea) and emerging Australian countertenor Max Riebl, making his Pinchgut debut. 

Tickets:

https://opera.org.au/whatson/events/pinchgut-farnace

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Pinchgut Opera - Farnace
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Pinchgut Opera - Farnace

Vivaldi's Farnace

Vivaldi’s operas are a unique blend of beauty and brilliance, and in Farnace we find the composer at the pinnacle of his operatic career. This rarely performed gem is the ideal candidate to receive the unique Pinchgut touch. Farnace is a passionate drama of political and dynastic intrigue: in the ultimate test of family loyalties, Farnace and his mother-in-law Berenice are pitted against each other for political gain and control of the kingdom.

This was one of Vivaldi’s most meticulously prepared operas, with orchestral colour and dramatic characterisation combined in one of his greatest theatrical triumphs. We have assembled some of the world’s finest voices – some already Pinchgut favourites – to bring these characters to life and to showcase Vivaldi’s thrilling tunes. The title role will be sung by acclaimed countertenor Christopher Lowrey (Theodora), with Jacqueline Dark as his scheming mother-in-law. Joining them are Helpmann Award winner Taryn Fiebig (Rameau: Anacréon, Pigmalion), Helen Sherman (Bajazet, The Coronation of Poppea) and emerging Australian countertenor Max Riebl, making his Pinchgut debut. 

Tickets:

https://opera.org.au/whatson/events/pinchgut-farnace

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Pinchgut Opera - Farnace
Dec
7
2:00 PM14:00

Pinchgut Opera - Farnace

Vivaldi's Farnace

Vivaldi’s operas are a unique blend of beauty and brilliance, and in Farnace we find the composer at the pinnacle of his operatic career. This rarely performed gem is the ideal candidate to receive the unique Pinchgut touch. Farnace is a passionate drama of political and dynastic intrigue: in the ultimate test of family loyalties, Farnace and his mother-in-law Berenice are pitted against each other for political gain and control of the kingdom.

This was one of Vivaldi’s most meticulously prepared operas, with orchestral colour and dramatic characterisation combined in one of his greatest theatrical triumphs. We have assembled some of the world’s finest voices – some already Pinchgut favourites – to bring these characters to life and to showcase Vivaldi’s thrilling tunes. The title role will be sung by acclaimed countertenor Christopher Lowrey (Theodora), with Jacqueline Dark as his scheming mother-in-law. Joining them are Helpmann Award winner Taryn Fiebig (Rameau: Anacréon, Pigmalion), Helen Sherman (Bajazet, The Coronation of Poppea) and emerging Australian countertenor Max Riebl, making his Pinchgut debut. 

Tickets:

https://opera.org.au/whatson/events/pinchgut-farnace

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Pinchgut Opera - Farnace
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Pinchgut Opera - Farnace

Vivaldi's Farnace

Vivaldi’s operas are a unique blend of beauty and brilliance, and in Farnace we find the composer at the pinnacle of his operatic career. This rarely performed gem is the ideal candidate to receive the unique Pinchgut touch. Farnace is a passionate drama of political and dynastic intrigue: in the ultimate test of family loyalties, Farnace and his mother-in-law Berenice are pitted against each other for political gain and control of the kingdom.

This was one of Vivaldi’s most meticulously prepared operas, with orchestral colour and dramatic characterisation combined in one of his greatest theatrical triumphs. We have assembled some of the world’s finest voices – some already Pinchgut favourites – to bring these characters to life and to showcase Vivaldi’s thrilling tunes. The title role will be sung by acclaimed countertenor Christopher Lowrey (Theodora), with Jacqueline Dark as his scheming mother-in-law. Joining them are Helpmann Award winner Taryn Fiebig (Rameau: Anacréon, Pigmalion), Helen Sherman (Bajazet, The Coronation of Poppea) and emerging Australian countertenor Max Riebl, making his Pinchgut debut. 

Tickets:

https://opera.org.au/whatson/events/pinchgut-farnace

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Pinchgut Opera - Farnace
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Pinchgut Opera - Farnace

Vivaldi's Farnace

Vivaldi’s operas are a unique blend of beauty and brilliance, and in Farnace we find the composer at the pinnacle of his operatic career. This rarely performed gem is the ideal candidate to receive the unique Pinchgut touch. Farnace is a passionate drama of political and dynastic intrigue: in the ultimate test of family loyalties, Farnace and his mother-in-law Berenice are pitted against each other for political gain and control of the kingdom.

This was one of Vivaldi’s most meticulously prepared operas, with orchestral colour and dramatic characterisation combined in one of his greatest theatrical triumphs. We have assembled some of the world’s finest voices – some already Pinchgut favourites – to bring these characters to life and to showcase Vivaldi’s thrilling tunes. The title role will be sung by acclaimed countertenor Christopher Lowrey (Theodora), with Jacqueline Dark as his scheming mother-in-law. Joining them are Helpmann Award winner Taryn Fiebig (Rameau: Anacréon, Pigmalion), Helen Sherman (Bajazet, The Coronation of Poppea) and emerging Australian countertenor Max Riebl, making his Pinchgut debut. 

Tickets:

https://opera.org.au/whatson/events/pinchgut-farnace

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Christmas with The National Boys Choir
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas with The National Boys Choir

Program includes:
Eternal Source of Light Divine (Birthday Ode for Queen Anne 1713) by George Frideric Handel with soloists Jacqueline Porter (Soprano), Max Riebl (Countertenor), Austin Haynes (Countertenor) and Jeremy Kleeman (Bass-Baritone)
As well as carols and other festive favourites with The National Boys Choir, The Mens Choir and orchestra.

Tickets:
https://nationalboyschoir.com.au/events/nbca-christmas-concert-2018-2/


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German Baroque
Dec
9
2:30 PM14:30

German Baroque

Our final St. Oswald’s concert for the 2018 will feature outstanding
counter tenor Maximilian Riebl, lutenist Samantha Cohen and our
great keyboard player Calvin Bowman. They will perform music by JS
Bach, Schutz and Buxtehude, pieces from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio,
and cantatas from the early German Baroque period. A great
Christmas music celebration!

Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/434197

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Beasts and Battles
Nov
24
4:00 PM16:00

Beasts and Battles

Adelaide Baroque Orchestra Presents
Beast and Battles
Conducted by Ben Dollman
With special guests Max Riebl (countertenor) and Guy Fishman (cello)

Vivid depictions of war in Biber’s 1673 Battalia, Telemann’s portrayal of Don Quixote attacking the windmills; the conflicts in Purcell’s King Arthur, Handel’s Orlando, and Matthew Locke’s The Tempest and Corette’s portrayal of Native American War dances. The Beasts (real or imagined) give this seventeenth century program another dimension and depth: Biber’s unseen enemy, the monster that Orlando begs to battle, the Cold Genius from King Arthur, and Don Quixote’s ‘thirty or forty hulking giants’. Fiery, vibrant, passionate and unpredictable music from turbulent times and the genius of Handel, Telemann, Purcell, Locke, Corrette and Biber.

Tickets:
Book | www.trybooking.com/WELV
 

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Bach's 4 Lutheran Masses
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Bach's 4 Lutheran Masses

The Consort of Melbourne and St Johns Bach Orchestra 
Conducted by Graham Abbott 

Beloved musical personality Graham Abbott conducts an all too rare performance of all four of Bach's Lutheran Masses. Featuring Amy Moore, Soprano, Max Riebl, Countertenor, Robert Macfarlane, Tenor, Oliver Mann, Bass, the Consort of Melbourne and an orchestra of some of Australia's finest early music practitioners led by Dr. David Irving.

Tickets:
https://www.bach.org.au/index.php/events/upcoming-events/81-bach-4-lutheran-masses

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Hard to Handel
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Hard to Handel

Superstars from the world of baroque and contemporary pop unite. The greatest performers across three centuries share the stage for one final night. 
This is the FINAL ever performance of the critically acclaimed Hard to Handel.
*We regret to inform that the venue is not wheelchair accessible

Tickets:
www.trybooking.com/XICL

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Carissimi: Historia di Jephte - The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Carissimi: Historia di Jephte - The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra

Giacomo Carissimi (c.1605 – 1674) is today celebrated as one of the most important masters of the early Italian Baroque. Carissimi established the characteristic features of the Latin oratorio and was a prolific composer of motets and cantatas. He was highly influential in musical developments in north European countries through his pupils and the wide dissemination of his music. His oratorio Historia di Jephte, composed around 1648, is based on the story of Jephtha in the Old Testament Book of Judges, and is scored for 7 solo voices, 6 part chorus, flutes, and plucked strings. Easily Carissimi’s best-known composition, the oratorio is written in the operatic, declamatory style developed by Monteverdi and others at the beginning of the 17th Century.

The famous last chorus, ‘Plorate filli Israel’ (‘Weep all ye daughters of Israel’), is widely considered one of the greatest choruses ever composed. Full of taut suspensions and agonizingly beautiful vocal lines it uses dense harmony from the six-part choir to paint the weeping of a community for a young girl who’s about to be sacrificed. It grips both performer and listener to the very last note.

Royal Melbourne Philharmonic

Andrew Wailes, conductor
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra

Tickets:
http://rmp.org.au/concert/carissimi-historia-di-jephte-rmp-aria-final/

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Max Riebl - Hard to Handel II
Jul
1
12:30 PM12:30

Max Riebl - Hard to Handel II

A performance combining virtuosic hits by the greatest composer of the baroque era with songs from the golden era of pop.

Arias of betrayal, murderous rage and lust are juxtaposed with the ballads of Adele, Dusty Springfield and Elvis, that deal with love and despair. The show reframes baroque drama in modern existential emotion and unshackling virtuosic music with pop's carefree energy.

Max Riebl, an internationally recognised countertenor, reimagines powerful dramatic scenes in a modern context.

Part of The Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2018.

Tickets:
http://www.melbournecabaret.com/max-riebl-the-great-pretender

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Max Riebl - Hard to Handel II
Jun
30
12:30 PM12:30

Max Riebl - Hard to Handel II

A performance combining virtuosic hits by the greatest composer of the baroque era with songs from the golden era of pop.

Arias of betrayal, murderous rage and lust are juxtaposed with the ballads of Adele, Dusty Springfield and Elvis, that deal with love and despair. The show reframes baroque drama in modern existential emotion and unshackling virtuosic music with pop's carefree energy.

Max Riebl, an internationally recognised countertenor, reimagines powerful dramatic scenes in a modern context.

Part of The Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2018.

Tickets:
http://www.melbournecabaret.com/max-riebl-the-great-pretender

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Melbourne Cabaret Festival Opening Gala
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

Melbourne Cabaret Festival Opening Gala

Experience highlights of multiple shows from across the festival in the one extravaganza, hosted by the one and only Dolly Diamond.

Featuring:
Alyce Platt – Someone's Daughter
Max Riebl – The Great Pretender
Justin Clausen and Jamie Burgess – He's Every Woman
Drew Downing – God Only Knows: The Brian Wilson Songbook
Erin Hutchinson, Tyler Jacob Jones and Joshua Haines – What Doesn't Kill You [blah blah] Stronger
Danielle O'Malley – Nancy Sinatra: You Only Live Twice

Tickets:
http://www.melbournecabaret.com/opening-gala-2018

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Max Riebl and Stefan Cassomenos Private Concert
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Max Riebl and Stefan Cassomenos Private Concert

Max Riebl and Stefan Cassomenos unite to perform both rare and revered masterpieces by Handel, Bach and Mozart. Following on from a sold out performance in March and an artistic collaboration spanning half a decade, this formidable duo explore the baroque and classical world with energy, calibre and drama.

 

Tickets:
https://www.trybooking.com/VSBA

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Fincham Hall Opening Concert- Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Fincham Hall Opening Concert- Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld

An organ concert featuring Geoffrey Cox, organist and Max Riebl, countertenor performing a selection of Italian Baroque and English Renaissance works, this concert will officially open the Hall which has been named to honour Australia’s pre-eminent organbuilder from the 19th century, George Fincham and will be the first concert performed on the magnificent, newly restored organ in residence. The sublime Fincham organ built in 1870-1873 has been rediscovered, and lovingly restored.

Ticket details: http://royalmail.com.au/our-event/fincham-hall-opening-concert/

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Music of the Red Priest - Royal Melbourne Philharmonic
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Music of the Red Priest - Royal Melbourne Philharmonic

“Vivaldi. Music of the Red Priest” will feature an exciting program of music by one of the baroque’s most celebrated and virtuosic composers, Antonio Vivaldi.

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was born on March 4, 1678, in Venice, Italy. His father, Giovanni Battista Vivaldi, was a professional violinist who taught his young son to play as well. Through his father, Vivaldi met and learned from some of the finest musicians and composers in Venice at the time. While his violin practice flourished, a chronic shortness of breath barred him from mastering wind instruments. Vivaldi sought religious training as well as musical instruction. At the age of 15, he began studying to become a priest. He was ordained in 1703. Due to his red hair, Vivaldi was known locally as “il Prete Rosso,” or “the Red Priest.” Vivaldi’s career in the clergy was short-lived. Health problems prevented him from delivering mass and drove him to abandon the priesthood shortly after his ordination.

Featuring the acclaimed RMP choir and baroque orchestra with magnificent soloists, these two performances will be directed by Andrew Wailes, well known to Melbourne audiences for his dynamic interpretations of baroque works and will feature some of Australia’s leading early musicians.

Music to be presented will include rare performances of Vivaldi’s extraordinarily beautiful Beatus Vir (Psalm 111) RV 597 , for 5 solo voices, double chorus, 2 oboes, 2 organs, double strings & continuo , as well as the spectacular Dixit Dominus in D Major RV 594 for soloists, double choir and double orchestra. Other works will include the motet Nulla in mundo pax sincera RV 630, as well as the Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537 and the  sparkling  Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151 (the ‘Concerto alla rustica‘).

2 performances, but seats are strictly limited so book early!

Tickets:
http://rmp.org.au/concert/vivaldi-music-of-the-red-priest/

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Music of the Red Priest - Royal Melbourne Philharmonic
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Music of the Red Priest - Royal Melbourne Philharmonic

“Vivaldi. Music of the Red Priest” will feature an exciting program of music by one of the baroque’s most celebrated and virtuosic composers, Antonio Vivaldi.

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was born on March 4, 1678, in Venice, Italy. His father, Giovanni Battista Vivaldi, was a professional violinist who taught his young son to play as well. Through his father, Vivaldi met and learned from some of the finest musicians and composers in Venice at the time. While his violin practice flourished, a chronic shortness of breath barred him from mastering wind instruments. Vivaldi sought religious training as well as musical instruction. At the age of 15, he began studying to become a priest. He was ordained in 1703. Due to his red hair, Vivaldi was known locally as “il Prete Rosso,” or “the Red Priest.” Vivaldi’s career in the clergy was short-lived. Health problems prevented him from delivering mass and drove him to abandon the priesthood shortly after his ordination.

Featuring the acclaimed RMP choir and baroque orchestra with magnificent soloists, these two performances will be directed by Andrew Wailes, well known to Melbourne audiences for his dynamic interpretations of baroque works and will feature some of Australia’s leading early musicians.

Music to be presented will include rare performances of Vivaldi’s extraordinarily beautiful Beatus Vir (Psalm 111) RV 597 , for 5 solo voices, double chorus, 2 oboes, 2 organs, double strings & continuo , as well as the spectacular Dixit Dominus in D Major RV 594 for soloists, double choir and double orchestra. Other works will include the motet Nulla in mundo pax sincera RV 630, as well as the Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537 and the  sparkling  Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151 (the ‘Concerto alla rustica‘).

2 performances, but seats are strictly limited so book early!

Tickets:
http://rmp.org.au/concert/vivaldi-music-of-the-red-priest/

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J.S. Bach, Johannes Passion
Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

J.S. Bach, Johannes Passion

A Concert performance of Johannes Passion at Christ Church, South Yarra.
Choir of Christ Church South Yarra, Choral Scholars of St John's Malvern East, 
Melbourne Baroque Orchestra.
Soloists: Paul McMahon (Evangelist), Jordie Howell, Max Riebl, Timothy Reynolds, Timothy Newton, Michael Leighton Jones
Conductor: Michael Fulcher

Tickets:
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=342463&

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Flinders Baroque Recital
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Flinders Baroque Recital

A virtuoso performance is guaranteed with Melbourne’s acclaimed talent. There may be few opportunities to hear Maximilian in the near future, as his magnificent voice will be taking him onto the international stage. His recital will include virtuoso arias of the baroque era, along with the exquisite Klaglied of Buxtehude, Bach’s mentor. He will be accompanied on the Bechstein grand piano by Stefan Cassomenos, a virtuoso performer in his own right.

BOOKINGS OPEN THURSDAY 1 MARCH

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=341454&

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