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
Orchestra Conductor: Michael Fulcher
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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
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
“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
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’.
Smetana Quartet. No 1 in e minor, From my Life
Christopher Watson tenor