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A few days in Sydney for opera and symphony

By , 04/12/2015
Readers with sharp eyes will have noticed my absence from the pages of Middle C over the past month. It is partly to be explained by my little trip to Sydney to fulfil a long-standing ambition to see the work of a small Sydney opera company, Pinchgut Opera, which specializes in early opera, of the 17th and 18th centuries. When I edited New Zealand Opera News (till 2006), I... read more

Final concert in marathon Bach organ project at Cathedral of Saint Paul

Yet another varied programme in the Bach Project, for this final concert in the year-long project. This time, being at a more user-friendly hour than most of the performances have been, there was a good-sized audience. There was an Advent and Christmas theme running through the choice of chorale preludes. Opening with a chorale prelude that was not familiar to me, though on a very familiar chorale: ‘Wachet auf, ruft... read more

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