St Johns Camberwell


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St John Passion

Saturday 18 March 3:00pm

The Choir of
Christ Church South Yarra
& Choral Scholars of
St John’s Camberwell

Evangelist: Christopher Watson
Soprano: Elspeth Bawden
Altos: Alexander Ritter & Elizabeth Chong
Tenor: Timothy Reynolds
Basses: Alasdair Stretch & Alexander Owens
Cello: Rosanne Hunt
Organ: Donald Nicolson
Melbourne Baroque
Conductor: Michael Fulcher

Flute Traveller


Takatsugu Muramatsu Earth for flute and piano

Wen-Ye Jiang/ Bunya Koh Sonata Festosa Op,17

Anne Boyd Bali Moods No,1

Three Turkish Folk Songs

Gunnar de Frumerie Pastoral Suite Op,13a

Bela Bartok Suite Paysanne Hongroise

Masahide Kurita  Flute
Kenji Fujimura  Piano

Festival of Chamber Music 2023

The Fidelio Quartet

Festival of Chamber Music


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Serioso and the Sublime

2.00 PM

Schubert Quintet for 2 Celli in C major Beethoven Quartet Opus 95 “Serioso”
in F minor

Rachael Tobin cello
Fidelio Quartet

The Death of Beethoven

Tuesday 28th march
7.30 pm

Movements and Excerpts from the Late Quartets of Beethoven.

John Baldock Narrator
Fidelio Quartet

Images of Bliss

Sunday 30th April
2.00 pm

Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No 5
Lee Bradshaw ‘Images’ for String Quartet
Beethoven ‘Razumovsky’ Op.59, No 3 in C major

Fidelio Quartet

Pilgrims of the Soul

Sunday 18th June
2.00 pm

Mozart-Bradshaw Oboe Concerto in C major
Lee Bradshaw ‘Le langage des arbres’
for Oboe and String Quartet
Tchaikovsky String Quartet no.1 in D major

Stephanie Dixon oboe
Fidelio Quartet

A Breath from Paradise

Sunday 30th July
2.00 pm

Lee Bradshaw ‘Zarqa’ (taken from the Solo Suite)
Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18, No 1 in F major
Prokofiev Sonata arranged for Flute and String Quartet by Lee Bradshaw

Wendy Clark flute
Fidelio Quartet

Magnificent Obsession

Tuesday 19th September
7.30 PM

Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor
Beethoven Piano Trio Op.97 ‘Archduke’

Caroline Almonte
Fidelio Quartet

Journey to
Impossible Places

Sunday 22nd October
2.00 pm

Beethoven-Bradshaw ‘Ah! Perfido’ Opus 65
arranged for Mezzo soprano and string quartet
Beethoven String Quartet Op. 130 incl. ‘Grosse Fugue’

Sally-Anne Russell Mezzo soprano
Fidelio Quartet

Past Concerts

Isin Cakmakcioglu and Michael Loftus Hills present a carefully curated selection of romantic concert miniatures for violin and piano and the much loved ‘Spring’ Sonata of Beethoven. This beautiful program includes rarely performed gems such as Alfred Hill’s stunning ‘Zephrys’ and Vladigerov’s Intermezzo.

Beethoven’s Spring Sonata Opus 24 and works by Elgar, Vladigerov, Alfred Hill, Vecsey, Vieuxtemps, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky.

Isin Cakmakcioglu violin
Michael Loftus Hills piano

Experience Beethoven’s final musical utterances when the Fidelio Quartet presents Beethoven’s Op.135. Serene, utterly joyous, and bitterly real, this deceptively compact late Quartet marks the beginning of a new path for the great composer that sadly, we would never hear fully come to fruition. Luckily, we can conjure up what might have been using this remarkable final work to fuel our imagination.

The Fidelio Quartet is delighted to be joined by the remarkable Stephanie Dixon for a reading of Mozart’s jubilant Oboe Quartet.

Mozart Oboe Quartet
Beethoven Opus in F major Opus 135
Stephanie Dixon Oboe
Fidelio Quartet

Powerhouse pianist Stefan Cassamenos and the brilliant double bassist Rohan Dasika join the Fidelio Quartet for Schubert’s famous and beloved ‘Trout’ Quintet; presented alongside Haydn’s ‘Frog’ Quartet in a concert of aquatic and amphibious fun!

Haydn String Quartet Opus 50 No 6 (the Frog)
Schubert Trout Quintet
Stefan Cassamenos Piano
Rohan Dasika Double bass
Fidelio Quartet

“A natural musician to the ends of her fingertips”
– Classic FM Magazine

Violinist Baiba Skride appears in her only Melbourne performance of 2022 for St Johns Chamber Music Series in a programme featuring the utterly epic Dvorak Piano Quintet in A major, as well as the Australian premiere of Lee Bradshaw’s ‘Trigon’ String Trio. Baiba is joined by violist Ivan Vukčević (Switzerland/Australia), pianist Andreas Boyde, Isin Cakmakcioglu (violin) and Rachel Atkinson (cello). Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of the world’s finest soloists in such an intimate setting.

Exquisite flautist Wendy Clarke joins her dear friends for Mozart’s exuberant D major Flute Quartet, followed by Beethoven’s noble Op.127 String Quartet – full of hope, gratitude and love. A favourite of every Quartet, the work is brimming with heart melting optimism and warmth – a perfect way out of troubled times.

Mozart Flute Quartet in D major
Beethoven Opus 127
Wendy Clarke flute
Fidelio Quartet

St John’s Music Director and celebrated tenor Christopher Watson presents his favourite Schubert Lieder, arranged especially for tenor and String Quartet by Lee Bradshaw. These sublime Schubert songs are contrasted with Smetana’s wildly dramatic and autobiographical String Quartet, ‘From my Life’.

Schubert Leider
Smetana Quartet. No 1 in e minor, From my Life
Christopher Watson tenor
Fidelio Quartet