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Adelaide Baroque

For over 40 years Adelaide Baroque has excited contemporary audiences with the power of baroque music.

In 2022, our Orchestral Series includes three concerts (two with regional repeat performances), and our Baroque Explorations Series features four intimate chamber programs in the beautiful acoustic of North Adelaide Baptist Church.

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Adelaide Baroque Incorporated - Donations

Friday 28 April 2023
We’re so grateful to our numerous supporters. All donations, large and small, go a long way building a strong and vibrant future for Adelaide Baroque and our Orchestra. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible. Here’s just some of the places your donation goes: Supporting our talented musicians with travel and music expenses Providing administrative and technical support to our musicians Covering concert promotion, marketing and venue hire.
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Eastertide Passions and Sorrows: Orchestral Series 1

Saturday 23 March 2024
Emma Horwood, soprano Orchestra led by Ben Dollman The Passion of Christ has inspired composers for centuries and we start our 2023 Orchestral series delving into some of the riches of the Baroque period including selections from Scarlatti’s Stabat Meter and Handel’s Brockes-Passion.
St John's Anglican Church
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Songs Without Words: Explorations Series 2

Sunday 14 April 2024
Brendan O’Donnell | Recorders Hannah Lane Baroque | harp Delve into the Baroque’s fascination with emulating the human voice as two virtuosi transport you to a time when instruments spoke the language of the heart. From spellbinding diminutions on 16th century madrigals to emotive and melodic 17th century arias, their performance recreates the rich tapestry of vocal expression. Be enchanted by the beauty and emotional depth of music by D’India, Rognoni, Caccini and others, as harp and recorder weave harmonious tales of love, longing, and pure artistry.
North Adelaide Baptist Church
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Due Voci: Explorations Series 3

Sunday 5 May 2024
Emma Horwood | sopranos Kate Macfarlane | sopranos Anne Whelan | harpsichord The two stunning soprano voices of Kate Macfarlane and Emma Horwood together with harpsichordist Anne Whelan combine with delicacy and grace to perform Baroque duets by Cozzolani, Strozzi, Monteverdi and Händel, and the Baroque masterpiece “Troisième Leçon de Ténèbre” (1714) by François Couperin written for the nuns of the Abbaye de Longchamps.
North Adelaide Baptist Church
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Old Worlds and New: Orchestral Series 2

Between Friday 31 May 2024 and Saturday 1 June 2024
Aaron Brown | violin Philip Griffin | oud Tunji Beiri | hand percussion Maryam Rahmani | santur Adelaide Baroque Orchestra led by Ben Dollman A unique concert event exploring the fascinating mix of musical cultures along the Mediterranean in the medieval and early renaissance period, with special guests Aaron Brown (violin/rebec) and his ‘Early Modern Trio’, and santur player Maryam Rahmani in conjunction with Nexus Arts.
Nexus Arts
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An ungrateful instrument: Orchestral Series 3

Between Saturday 20 July 2024 and Sunday 21 July 2024
Michael Meehan | author Dave Court | graphic projected imagery Laura Vaughan | Violas da Gamba Catherine Finnis | Violas da Gamba Adelaide Baroque Orchestra led by Ben Dollman ‘An ungrateful instrument’ is the title of award- winning Adelaide author, Michael Meehan’s latest book. It is a novel of many themes but central is the struggle between Baroque musicians Antoine Forqueray and his son Jean- Baptiste, perhaps the greatest instrumentalists of their day and both in their times child prodigies to the court of Louis XIV. We take the music of those two protagonists and the court of Louis XIV, one of the richest epochs of French music in any age with selections from Lully, Couperin, Charpentier and Marais to illuminate readings from the book by Michael. Set in the art deco interior of Burnside Ballroom, graphic visual artist Dave Court will produce a series of dramatic and interactive projections, bringing a third creative vision to the project.
Burnside Town Hall
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Metamorphoses: Explorations Series 4

Sunday 13 October 2024
Nick Pollock | theorbo In this program, Nicholas Pollock performs music from early 17th century Italy on the sublime and enchanting theorbo. The programs focuses on the works of three of the most significant composers for the theorbo: Kapsperger, Castaldi and Piccinini. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear some of the most beautiful and inspiring music from one of the most neglected repertoires.
North Adelaide Baptist Church
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Bach and Handel: Orchestral Series 4

Saturday 16 November 2024
Jessica Dean | soprano Kyle Stegall | tenor Leanne Sullivan | baroque trumpet St Peter’s Cathedral Choir Adelaide Baroque Orchestra led by Rachel Beesley What greater way to celebrate the joy of music than with two of the most popular masterworks from two of the greatest of Baroque composers: Handel’s “Ode for St Cecilia’s Day”, HWV 76 and Bach’s Cantata “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen”, BWV 51 in the glorious acoustic of St Peter’s Cathedral. St Cecilia was known as the patron saint of music and musicians, with her Feast Day commemorating her life and death on 22 November 230 AD. Handel’s Ode takes the poem of John Dryden of 1687 and sets it in exuberant and joyful creativity.
St Peter's Cathedral
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Season Ticket 2024

Tuesday 31 December 2024
Access to all eight Adelaide Baroque concerts for 2024 at a discounted rate. Explorations Series 1: Zenith - Sunday Jan 14th 3pm, North Adelaide Baptist Church Orchestral Series 1: Eastertide Passions and Sorrows - Saturday March 23rd 5.00pm and 7.30 pm, St John's Halifax St. Explorations Series 2: Songs without Words - Sun April 14th 3pm, North Adelaide Baptist Church Explorations Series 3: Due Voci - Sun May 5th 3pm, North Adelaide Baptist Church Orchestral Series 2: Old Worlds and New - Fri May 31st 7.00pm / Sat June 1st 3.00pm and 7.00pm, Nexus Arts Orchestral Series 3: an ungrateful instrument - Sat July 20th 7.30pm / Sun July 21st 3pm, Burnside Town Hall Explorations Series 4: Metamorphoses - Sunday Oct 13th 3.00pm North Adelaide Baroque Hall Orchestral Series 4 : Bach and Handel at the Cathedral - Sat Nov 16th 7.30pm, St Peter’s Cathedral (Please note, Baroque Academy Concerts are run by the University and not included in the Season Ticket.)
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Zenith: Explorations Series 1

Sunday 14 January 2024
Anna Stegmann | recorders Jorge Jiménez | baroque violins with music by Ciconia, Corea, Hatzis, Satie and more. If you look directly up towards the sky you can visualise the highest point of the celestial sphere, the zenith. This imaginary point describes anything exactly above a particular location. In exploring and extending this idea, our programme boldly inhabits the electric fields of original and arranged repertoire for recorders and different types of violins. Zenith blends medieval melodies with electronic sounds and haunting traditional tunes with innocent song. Just a few original compositions were available to our duo, yet the programme offers arrangements spanning 800 years of repertoire, including original electronic compositions by Jorge. Fluent connections of musical styles present a wealth of sound colours that let the light in as often as they invite darkness. Adelaide Baroque are thrilled to be able to present this duo from Germany on their Australian tour
North Adelaide Baptist Church
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Momenti Italiani: Baroque Explorations 5

Sunday 5 November 2023
Bethany Hill | Soprano Glenys Marsh | Harpsichord Before the da capo aria, rhetoric was central to song in 17th century Italy. Storytelling was key, and not dissimilar to a theatrical monologue. A welcome return to Adelaide (from the U.S.) for Soprano Bethany Hill, featuring captivating music by Strozzi, Carissimi, F Caccini, and G Caccini. To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764
North Adelaide Baptist Church
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Fiddlers Three: Baroque Explorations 4

Sunday 15 October 2023
Music in the 17th and 18th century was written for instruments in all kinds of combinations, often for players at home to be able to partake in with what instruments you might have to hand! Join Ben Dollman, Janet Anderson and Alison Rayner for a wander through the laneways of the violin repertoire written for just 2 or 3 violins alone. Music from the Germanic tradition by Telemann and Fux, gorgeous French grace and harmonies by Leclair, and you might even hear a rendition of Pachelbel's Canon drifting through the streets... Ben Dollman, Janet Anderson, Alison Raynor | Baroque violins To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764
North Adelaide Baptist Church
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Celebrating Bach: Baroque Explorations 3

Sunday 20 August 2023
Following on from his enormously successful solo Bach program in 2021, Adelaide Baroque’s principal cellist perform the final three solo cello suites. Johann Sebastian Bach’s six suites for solo cello are a much-loved staple in the repertoire for cellists and audiences alike. This performance of the last three suites for solo cello aptly concludes with the six suite in D major, BWV 1012, which celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2023 Thomas Marlin | Baroque 'cello To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764
North Adelaide Baptist Church
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Theft and Tribute: Baroque Explorations 2

Sunday 23 July 2023
An exploration of the changing spirit of transcription through the ages, including much loved works by Vivaldi and Bach, and the premiere of Josh’s own Organ Sonata Josh van Konkelenberg | Organ To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764
North Adelaide Baptist Church
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Illustrious and Incomparable

Sunday 18 June 2023
illustrious and incomparable: The extraordinary women of the Baroque. A celebration of female Baroque composers, featuring music by Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre and Isabella Leonarda all of whom were celebrated, renown and innovative. Featuring Soprano, Kate MacFarlane and including a new commission by Adelaide-based composer and multidisciplinary artist Georgina Bowden. Kate MacFarlane, Soprano Georgina Bowden, composer Simone Slattery, Violin / Director with the Adelaide Baroque Orchestra To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764
Elder Hall
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Let the Bright Seraphim: Handel's Glory at the Cathedral

Friday 26 May 2023
Adelaide Baroque presents Handel's four dazzling arias for Soprano and Trumpet together with some of the most beautiful instrumental music from his Opera and Oratorios. Ben Dollman, Violin / Director Jessica Dean, Soprano Leanne Sullivan, Baroque trumpet with the Adelaide Baroque Orchestra To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764
St Peter's Cathedral
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The Lone Recorder: Baroque Explorations 1

Sunday 7 May 2023
The recorder has a rich and varied solo repertoire spanning almost 700 years. Join virtuoso recorder player Brendan O'Donnell as he explores works from the medieval, renaissance, and baroque periods, from before Bassano, up to Bach! Brendan O'Donnell | Recorders To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764
North Adelaide Baptist Church
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Solace and Joy: Music of the German Baroque (Sevenhill)

Sunday 27 November 2022
Adelaide Baroque presents a diverse range of vocal and instrumental works of the German Baroque, including Rachael Beesley leading Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041. Rachael Beesley | Violin / Director Jessica Dean | Soprano Nicholas Tolputt | Counter Tenor Richard Black | Tenor Alex Roose |Baritone with the Adelaide Baroque Orchestra To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764 COVID-19 Safety Information: www.adelaidebaroque.com.au/covid-19
St Aloysius' Catholic Church
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Solace and Joy: Music of the German Baroque (Adelaide)

Saturday 26 November 2022
Adelaide Baroque presents a diverse range of vocal and instrumental works of the German Baroque, including Rachael Beesley leading Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041. Rachael Beesley | Violin / Director Jessica Dean | Soprano Nicholas Tolputt | Counter Tenor Richard Black | Tenor Alex Roose |Baritone with the Adelaide Baroque Orchestra To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764 COVID-19 Safety Information: www.adelaidebaroque.com.au/covid-19
St Peter's Cathedral
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London 1824: Baroque Explorations 4

Sunday 13 November 2022
London 1824, a recreation of a musical soirée at the home of Sir David Salomons, featuring duos and trios by Rossini, Haydn, Mozart, Corelli and Viotti. Heidi von Bernewitz | Viola Thomas Marlin | Cello Robert Nairn | Violone To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764 COVID-19 Safety Information: www.adelaidebaroque.com.au/covid-19
North Adelaide Baptist Church
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Enchant: Baroque Explorations 3

Sunday 16 October 2022
Explore the delicacy and grace of the French Baroque in a program of stunning vocal and instrumental works. Emma Horwood | Soprano Anne Whelan | Harpsichord To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764 COVID-19 Safety Information: www.adelaidebaroque.com.au/covid-19
North Adelaide Baptist Church
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Fantasy and Fugue: Baroque Explorations 2

Sunday 28 August 2022
Please Note: Online bookings will close at 2pm on Sunday 28 August. Tickets will also be available at the door, with cash and card payments accepted. Josh van Konkelenberg explores the influence of organ improvisation techniques in the works of Pachelbel, Sweelinck, and Bach, and responds to these masterworks in his own improvisations and compositions. Josh van Konkelenberg | Organ To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764 COVID-19 Safety Information: www.adelaidebaroque.com.au/covid-19
North Adelaide Baptist Church
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Jewel of the City: Music of Dresden

Sunday 7 August 2022
Online sales will close at 1pm on Sunday 7 August. There will be tickets available at the door from 1.30pm on the day, with cash and card payments available. Recreating the splendour of the Dresden Court Orchestra, known throughout Europe in the eighteenth century for its brilliance and virtuosic performances. Sally-Anne Russell | Mezzo Soprano Ben Dollman | Violin / Director with the Adelaide Baroque Orchestra To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764 COVID-19 Safety Information: www.adelaidebaroque.com.au/covid-19
Elder Hall
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Sweet: Baroque Explorations 1

Sunday 12 June 2022
Online bookings will close at 1.30pm on Sunday 12 June. There will also be tickets available at the door, with cash and card payments accepted. A variety of suites, sonatas, airs and dances united by the intricate ornamentation and melodic novelty that defined the French Baroque. Brendan O’Donnell | Recorder Glenys March | Harpsichord To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly: ticketing@adelaidebaroque.com.au / 0410 914 764
North Adelaide Baptist Church
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Forces of Nature: A French Encounter (Strathalbyn)

Sunday 22 May 2022
Online bookings close at 1.30pm on Sunday 22 May. There will also be tickets available at the door, with cash and card payments accepted. The power of the seas, the sun and the elements depicted in the theatrical splendour of the French Baroque of Paris and Versailles. Kate MacFarlane | Soprano Ben Dollman | Violin / Director To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly.
St Andrew’s Uniting Church
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Forces of Nature: A French Encounter (Adelaide)

Saturday 21 May 2022
Online bookings close at 6pm on Saturday 21 May. There will also be tickets available at the door, with cash and card payments accepted. The power of the seas, the sun and the elements depicted in the theatrical splendour of the French Baroque of Paris and Versailles. Kate MacFarlane | Soprano Ben Dollman | Violin / Director To book Companion Card tickets or for specific access queries, please contact Adelaide Baroque directly.
Elder Hall