Music Event Calendar
Music Event Calendar
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Wesley Music Centre

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

Wesley Music Foundation

 Wednesday 25 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Nerida D'Silva, piano.Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Sunday 29 October 3pm Wesley Music Scholars Spring Concert. The program will include:- Scarlatti Sonata in A Major K.322, L.483 transcribed for Guitar by Carlos Barbosa Lima Shane Campbell- guitar, Concerto in G Major after Johann Ernst by J.S. Bach BWV 592 i. Allegro ii. Grave iii. Presto Jonathan Lee – organ; Schumann's Abegg Variations Opus 1. Katrina Tang – piano; E. Granados - "Berceuse" from Escenas Poeticas Vol. 1 Alex Penca – piano; Chopin - Etude in G-flat Major, Op.10 No.5 'Black Keys' Mia Huang – piano; Etude Op.25 No.1 "Aeolian Harp" by Frederic Chopin Donica Tran – piano.  Other performers are Jade McFaul soprano & Rory Davison clarinet.  Tickets at the door. A$25; C$20; f/t student $10; C/ U12 free. Wesley Uniting Church.


Wednesday 1 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. RMC Band,woodwinds. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Saturday 4 November 11am - 4pm “Remember Bach Festival” presented by Austral Harmony (on historical instruments) in association with the Wesley Music Foundation.  11am Double Reed Ensemble Class (Jane Downer & Peter Maddigan); 1.15pm Organ Recital (David McFarlane); 2.30pm Austral Harmony concert; 3.30 afternoon tea and discussion.  Further information and Ensemble class applications: 6232 7248.  Tickets:

Wednesday 8 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Julie Watson & Rose Holcombe, trumpet and piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Saturday 11 November 3.30 pm: Launch of Chaconne, a novel by Canberra writer Diana Blackwood. Emma Griffiths (soprano) & Peter Young (harpsichord) will perform songs by Purcell and Dowland. Please rsvp for catering purposes to Free entry.

*Sunday 12 November 3pm Sydney Consort, Concert 4: Baroque Cuisine The last concert of 2017 features a selection of baroque masterpieces. The Sydney Consort welcomes back international baritone virtuoso, David Greco for this special performance. Love, desire and humour will be on show in these baroque compositions full of extraordinary musical vitality. GET READY FOR A SHOWCASE OF BAROQUE MUSICAL POETRY BY EUROPEAN MASTERS! Tickets at at the door 30 minutes before the concert. *FoWM discount applies.

Wednesday 15 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Angela Giblin & Margaret Legge Wilkinson, voice and piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

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 or at the door. A$30; C $25; f/t student $15, child under 12 free. Enquiries: or phone (02) 6249 1831.


Wednesday 22 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Mia Huang, piano.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 Wrench & Philip Swanton (now retired).Admission free; duration approximately 1 hour. Bookings not required.  Enquiries: 6232 7248. Venue: Wesley Uniting Church

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.

Wednesday 29 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Robert Schmidli, piano.Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

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’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" 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 or at the door. A$20, child U/12: free. Enquiries: 

Sunday 10 December 5pm. “Tidings of Joy” The Oriana Chorale performing Christ’s Nativity by Benjamin Britten and some very lively pieces from Mexico. Tickets online at 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 *A$40 (On-line bookings $35); f/t student & child under 15 $20. *FoWM discount applies to this price. Family ticket $100.