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

It is exciting for both audiences and performers that live music can at last return. Under the current Covid regulations an audience of 60 is allowed.  Should any changes in regulations occur throughout the year patrons will be notified.

The inaugural recital was given in St John’s Flinders by the legendary pianist Geoffrey Tozer in 2005.  Currently around 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 times, 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 Bechstein grand piano.

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

Details of the 2021 recital program are below.

Saturday 27 March  INVENTI ENSEMBLE The Planets of Gustav Holst

Saturday 10 April  ZOE KNIGHTON Solo cello suites of JS Bach

Sunday 25 April  AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER CHOIR Faure Requiem

Saturday 15 May  FLINDERS QUARTET Fanny Mendelssohn and Friends

Sunday 25 July  PENINSULA CHAMBER MUSICIANS Beethoven & Nielsen for winds & strings 

Saturday 31 July  INVENTI ENSEMBLE A Pastoral Afternoon 

Sunday 22 August  PENINSULA CHAMBER MUSICIANS Mendelssohn & Mozart

Sunday 12 September  INVENTI ENSEMBLE A New World

Saturday 23 October  FLINDERS QUARTET Beethoven and Company 

 


The Anzac Weekend Recital is kindly supported by Bendigo Bank.

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

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SATURDAY 10 APRIL AT 2.00pm @ St. John’s Flinders

ZOE KNIGHTON, CELLO

The solo cello suites of JS Bach

The six suites are the pinnacle for any cellist and Zoe Knighton, well known for her artistry through the Flinders Quartet, will present them in the fine acoustic of St John’s

Bookings: trybooking.com/BOMUS

ADMISSION – Adult $35, Concession $25



SUNDAY 25 APRIL @ St John’s Flinders

AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER CHOIR

ANZAC WEEKEND RECITAL 2021 – FAURE REQUIEM

A performance of this sublime French classic in the Anzac Day Weekend to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives in the Somme

Bookings: auschoir.org

ADMISSION – $50



SATURDAY 27 MARCH at 2.00pm @ St John’s Flinders

INVENTI ENSEMBLE

The Planets of Gustav Holst

Including excerpts from The Planets plus Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and more 

Bookings: trybooking.com/BOOUP

ADMISSION – Adults $40, Concession $30


SATURDAY 31 JULY at 2.00pm @ St John’s Flinders

INVENTI ENSEMBLE

A Pastoral Afternoon

A delightful arrangement of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony is the centrepiece of this recital.

Bookings: trybooking.com/BOOUR

ADMISSION – Adults $40, Concession $30



SATURDAY 31 JULY at 2.00pm @ St John’s Flinders

INVENTI ENSEMBLE

A New World

This thrilling arrangement of Dvorak’s beloved symphony takes us into an exciting New World.

Bookings: trybooking.com/BOOUT

ADMISSION – Adults $40, Concession $30



SATURDAY 15 MAY at 2.30pm @ St John’s Flinders

FLINDERS QUARTET

Fanny Mendelssohn and Friends

Fanny’s companions include Imogen Holst and Elana Kats-Chernin

Bookings: flindersquartet.com/tickets

ADMISSION – Single recital Adult $35, Concession $25
Two recital subscription – Adult $65, Concession $46



SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER at 2.30pm @ St John’s Flinders

FLINDERS QUARTET

Beethoven and Company

Besides the Beethoven String Quartet No 14 Opus 131 the recital includes Deborah Cheetham’s Bungaree.

Bookings: flindersquartet.com/tickets

ADMISSION – Single recital Adult $35, Concession $25
Two recital subscription – Adult $65, Concession $46




SUNDAY 25 JULY at 2.00pm                   @ St John’s Flinders

PENINSULA CHAMBER MUSICIANS

Beethoven Septet for Wind and Strings
Nielsen Serenata

Bookings: trybooking.com/581136

ADMISSION – Adult $30, Concession $22, Children free



SUNDAY 22 AUGUST at 2.00pm @ St John’s Flinders

PENINSULA CHAMBER MUSICIANS

Mendelssohn and Mozart

with the Mendelssohn Octet for Strings and Mozart’s Musical Joke for strings and horns

Bookings:  trybooking.com/581138

ADMISSION – Adult $30, Concession $22, Children free


INVENTI ENSEMBLE – Video recording

On Sunday, 10 March 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