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AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA NEXT GENERATION BAROQUE @ CITY RECITAL HALL

This was a marvellous concert with a major focus on Handel’s music that showcased some extraordinary young talent , giving us a glimpse of Baroque performance of the future.

Under the dynamic direction of Paul Dyer the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra was in fine form and the young guest soloists had a delightful rapport with them. Christian Li has already won the Junior Prize at the prestigious Menuhin Competition in Geneva, and Annie Gard ( violin) and Madison Nonoa ( soprano) are also creating a sensation across London, New York and Europe .

First up was eleven year old Christian Li from Melbourne in a dazzling performance of Halvorsen’s Passacaglia for violin and viola after Handel with Shaun Lee Chen in a shimmering, quivering, spiky performance that was fiery and darting , leaving the audience amazed. Continue reading AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA NEXT GENERATION BAROQUE @ CITY RECITAL HALL

THE AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA : NOEL! NOEL! @ THE CITY RECITAL HALL

You can tell it’s Christmas with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (ABO) are performing this year’s version of Noel!Noel! their marvellous Christmas concert which is also touring to different cities and venues. Several performances have already sold out.

The atmosphere was as if we were transported to Europe and whisked to a huge Tudor mansion.  At others it was as if we were in a huge cathedral.

With the magnificent Brandenburg choir and stunning guest soloist delightful soprano Madison Nonoa from New Zealand, this was a terrific concert.

Established by Paul Dyer in 1999, the choir wows audiences performing both familiar Christmas favourites and rarely heard sacred works, ranging from the eleventh century through to the Baroque. Continue reading THE AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA : NOEL! NOEL! @ THE CITY RECITAL HALL