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Wesley Music Centre - Music Event Calendar

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

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Wesley Music Centre Calendar

  • Sunday 19 November 2.15pm. A Victorian Drawing Room Concert, presented by David Reedy’s Voice Studio.

    Sunday 19 November 2.15pm - A Victorian Drawing Room Concert, presented by David Reedy’s Voice Studio. The concert will feature his students, and a number of well-known Canberra Singers including guest artist, soprano Stephanie McAlister asDame Nellie Melba. She will perform favourite arias including Casta Diva (Bellini) and Home Sweet Home with Flute Obligato. Melba is joined by David Reedy as Enrico Caruso with selections from Act 1 of La Bohème. The singers will entertain you with selections from Opera duets & trios, G&S, comical interludes, and the latest parlour songs such as There are Fairies at the Bottom of My Garden. It will be an afternoon of delightful music and fun. Tickets on-line www.trybooking.com/265948 or at the door. A$30; C $25; f/t student $15, child under 12 free. Enquiries: margot-reedy@grapevine.com.au or phone (02) 6249 1831.

  • Wednesday 22 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live” “Music that Dances”. Talented young pianist Mia Huang in a program of delightful works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Chopin & Ravel.

    Wednesday 22 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live” “Music that Dances. Talented young pianist Mia Huang in a program of delightful works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Chopin & Ravel. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or Donation.

  • Thursday 23 November 5.30pm Concert presented by students of the ACT Organ School. Come and support these dynamic young players as they perform works from the Baroque to the 20th century, prepared under the expert guidance of their teachers, Christopher W

    Thursday 23 November 5.30pm Concert presented by students of the ACT Organ School. Come and support these dynamic young players as they perform works from the Baroque to the 20th century, prepared under the expert guidance of their teachers, Christopher Wrench & Philip Swanton (now retired).Admission free; duration approximately 1 hour. Bookings not required.  Enquiries: 6232 7248. Venue: Wesley Uniting Church

  • Friday 24 November 7.30pm “Secrets of the Heart” Join Canberra Community Chorale for the Canberra premiere of Bob Chilcott's Requiem.

    Friday 24 November 7.30pm “Secrets of the Heart” Join Canberra Community Chorale for the Canberra premiere of Bob Chilcott's Requiem. Conducted by AJ America, this performance features tenor Dan Walker, soprano Veronica Milroy & an instrumental ensemble of some of Canberra and Sydney's finest young players. Alongside Chilcott's modern & intimate Requiem , Canberra Community Chorale is proud to present Petr Eben's Zauberspruch conducted by Lucus Allerton, as well as selected art songs and arias by soloists Veronica Milroy & Claire Burrell-McDonald. Tickets at www.trybooking.com/SJVT : *A $30; *C $25; child 15 & under $10. FoWM discounts apply. Wesley Uniting Church.

  • Saturday 25 November 3pm Un petit concert de clavecin Ariana Odermatt, Harpsichord Recital

    Saturday 25 November 3pm  Un petit concert de clavecin Ariana Odermatt, Harpsichord Recital: Rameau: Suite in A minor; Louis Couperin: Suite in D minor ; Froberger: Tombeau fait à Paris sur la more de Monsieur Blancrocher. In demand as a harpsichordist in New Zealand, Ariana is now based in Canberra and is a graduate student at the ANU School of Music. This promises to be a very special program, not to be missed! Entry: $10 or donation.  Enquiries: 6232 7248

  • Sunday 26 November Art Song Season of Song Concert 7: Why did They Shut Me Out of Heaven? Susan Ellis soprano & Dianna Nixon piano.

    Sunday 26 November 3 pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 7: Why did They Shut Me Out of Heaven? Susan Ellis soprano & Dianna Nixon piano. In the nineteenth century Mary Gilmore and Emily Dickinson, two strangers from distant lands, fight to have their voices heard. Women who dreamt of creating an idyllic land, who championed for the underdog, who refused to allow themselves to fall into step with conventional piety. Women who used the power of word and song to invoke change. Admission to the concert includes a complimentary program and light refreshments. A $35; snr/pnsr, Friends of ArtSound FM, FoWM & Musica Viva subscriber $30; Art Song Canberra member $25; f/t student $15. www.artsongcanberra.org

  • Wednesday 29 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live” is delighted to present the third concert for this year by one of our favourite performers, the gifted pianist Robert Schmidli. The program consists of Mozart’s Sonata no 12 in F Major K 332, Beetho

    Wednesday 29 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live” is delighted to present the third concert for this year by one of our favourite performers, the gifted pianist Robert Schmidli. The program consists of Mozart’s Sonata no 12 in F Major K 332, Beethoven’s Five variations on "Rule Britannia" WoO 79, Chopin Four etudes Op 25 & Liszt’s Rhapsody no 2. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments).Or donation.

  • Saturday 2 December 6pm Handel’s Messiah “SING-A-LONG” at Wesley Uniting Church. Come and enjoy singing one of the great choral masterworks together!

    Saturday 2 December 6pm Handel’s Messiah “SING-A-LONG” at Wesley Uniting Church. Come and enjoy singing one of the great choral masterworks together!This is a *“MUSOS” performance of Messiah to which everyone is welcome - You can come to listen but you are encouraged to sing. Entry for Singers & Audience $10. Bookings for Singers is essential; Audience can book online at https://www.trybooking.com/SVEI or at the door. Enquiries, offers to sing solo arias/recits. and access to choral scores, contact Liz McKenzie at 62327248 or www.wesleycanberra.org.au *If you are an instrumentalist and interested in playing, you must contact Lindy Reksten ASAP atreksten@aapt.net.au  or 0407485266.  Bring a plate for supper after the performance.

  • Wednesday 6 December 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Wesley Music Scholars.

    Wednesday 6 December 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Wesley Music Scholars. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Saturday 9 December 7pm The Song Company: Lully Lulla – Rocking The Cradle Of History...The Pageant Of The Shearmen & Tailors ...

    Saturday 9 December 7pm The Song Company: Lully Lulla – Rocking The Cradle Of History...The Pageant Of The Shearmen & Tailors ...it’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. A program set within the narrative framework of mediaeval English verse, with seasonal music old and new that touches both on the joy of a young mother giving birth to the King of the Ages, and on the hard-hitting realities of exile, refugee status, and the ‘slaughter of the innocents’. 

  • Sunday 10 December 2.30pm "Chamber Music Festival"

    Sunday 10 December 2.30pm "Chamber Music Festival" Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful chamber music performed by pianists from ACT Suzuki Piano & string players from Canberra Symphony Orchestra & Limestone Consort. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/chamber-music-festival-tickets-31576952515 or at the door. A$20, child U/12: free. Enquiries: actsuzukipiano@gmail.com 

  • Sunday 10 December 5pm. “Tidings of Joy” The Oriana Chorale performing Christ’s Nativity by Benjamin Britten and some very lively pieces from Mexico.

    Sunday 10 December 5pm. “Tidings of Joy” The Oriana Chorale performing Selections from "Christ's Nativity" - a rarity from Britten's youth - with modern English carols and music from 17th century Mexico.. Tickets online at www.orianachorale.com or at the door. *A$35; *C$30; f/t student $20. Wesley Uniting Church

  • *Saturday 16 December 6pm The Llewellyn Choir presents Hector Berlioz - L'enfance du Christ

    *Saturday 16 December 6pm The Llewellyn Choir presents Hector Berlioz - L'enfance du Christ  The Llewellyn Choir is proud to present Hector Berlioz's beautiful oratorio, telling of Herod the Great’s persecution of a “king of the Jews” and the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt. Sung in English  *A$40 (On-line bookings $35); f/t student & child under 15 $20. *FoWM discount applies to this price. Family ticket $100.https://www.trybooking.com/318711 www.llewellynchoir.org.au

(*) Friends of Wesley Music Concession event giving a $5 discount off ticket prices.  If you wish to join our email distribution list please click here. A form to join the 'Friends of Wesley Music' is available on the website. 'Friends of Wesley Music' is an activity of the Wesley Music Foundation, a charity which finances and operates the Wesley Music Centre. The WMF can receive tax deductible donations of $2 or more and welcomes bequests to ensure the long-term future of its programs to promote music and music education throughout the community. Our concerts are often recorded by ArtSound FM (www.artsound.com.au). Always check the latest calendar or our website (wesleycanberra.org.au/music) for any changes in performance details, dates and times.