OPERA AUSTRALIA BRASS AT THE KIRK
Scots Kirk Presbyterian will be the venue for an exciting concert on Saturday May 1 at 2pm, when Opera Australia Brass will perform a varied program of solo and ensemble items, from the 17th century to contemporary pieces, accompanied on the church's historic pipe organ by Heather Moen-Boyd, who is the organist at Scots.
The quintet consists of some of Australia's leading brass players. All are members of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. With a wide and varied repertoire including a number of Australian works, the group has given performances at the Sydney Opera House and Sydney University, as well as special programs for the Fellowship of Australian Composers and music societies around Sydney. Some years ago the group completed a highly successful tour of China.
The group features Joshua Clarke and Brian Evans on trumpet, Victoria Chatterley as the horn player, and the trombonists are Greg van der Struik and Brett Page.
Admission is $20, concession $15, children and students free. Refreshments to follow the concert.
Scots Kirk is in Belmont Rd, opposite Mosman High School. Enquiries 9969 3815.
Congratulations to Australian composer Michael Forsyth on the premiere of the wind orchestra version of Alea Iacta Est (The Die Is Cast) given by the Hertfordshire Wind Sinfonia conducted by Mark Eager in the UK on April 9. This follows on from the selection of the brass band version of Alea Iacta Est as the test piece for the French National Championships which were held in Paris in 2008.