RECITALS AT ST JOHN’S FLINDERS AND ST MARK’S BALNARRING

The inaugural recital was given in St John’s Flinders by the legendary pianist Geoffrey Tozer in 2005.  Currently more than 50 recitals have been given by professional musicians from around Australia and, indeed, the world.  A special relationship has developed with the Basilica of St Quirinus in Neuss on Rhine.  Distinguished German musicians have visited Flinders a number of time, providing definitive performances of baroque repertoire, notably a memorable chamber performance of Handel’s Messiah in 2019.

St John’s Flinders is an ideal recital venue, being intimate and blessed with an impressive acoustic.  The church houses an 1874 William Anderson pipe organ and a fine 1889 Bechstein grand piano.

In 2018 St Mark’s Balnarring gratefully received the historically significant pipe organ donated by Whitley College, University of Melbourne.  This made is possible to extend the recital series to include performances at Balnarring including an exciting presentation by the Inventi Ensemble of the Mozart Church Sonatas.

The 2021 recital series has been disrupted by the Covid pandemic.  Should lockdown restrictions ease, the following recitals are planned for the rest of the year:

 

Saturday 23 October at 2.30pm

FLINDERS QUARTET Beethoven and Company

BOOKINGS – flindersquartet.com/tickets

ADMISSION – Adult $35, Concession $25

 

Sunday 14 November at 2.00pm

INVENTI ENSEMBLE

A pastoral afternoon with Beethoven’s beloved Pastoral Symphony

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ADMISSION – Adults $40, Concession $30

 

GENERAL RECITAL ENQUIRES TO JOHN BARREN 5989 8620

 

The recitals at St John’s in 2021 are subsidized by the Recital Development Fund of the Anglican Parish of Flinders and Balnarring 

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RECITALS 2021

St John’s Flinders

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throughout the year at Flinders.

INVENTI ENSEMBLE – Video recording

On Sunday, 10 March 2019 at St John’s Anglican Church Flinders the INVENTI ENSEMBLE’s performance was recorded and, with their kind permission, this has now been made available free of charge to view.

INVENTI ENSEMBLE

Melissa Doecke flute
Ben Opie oboe
Peter Clark violin
Henry Justo viola
Paul Zabrowarny cello

This recital was lovingly dedicated to the memory of Pauline Buchan

PROGRAM

W A MOZART (arr. G Davies): Marriage of Figaro Overture

J S BACH (arr. Inventi Ensemble) Art of Fugue

I  – 4 voice fugue on principal subject
III – 4 voice fugue on principal subject in inversion, employing intense chromaticism
IV – 4 voice fugue on principal subject in inversion, employing counter-subjects
V – Inverted theme with dotted rhythmic variation and many overlapping entries
VIII – Triple fugue with three subjects, having independent entries
X – Double fugue with two independent subjects and inverted retrograde at the tenth
IX – Double fugue, with two subjects and in invertible counterpoint at the 12th
Canon alla Duodecima in Contrapunto alla Quinta

HUBERT PARRY Motet – Never weather-beaten sail

CAERWEN MARTIN Women of the Earth (World Premiere)

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (arr. Inventi Ensemble) Classical Symphony

I – Allegro
II – Larghetto
III – Non troppo allegro
IV – Molto vivace