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by Karina Bryer (subscribe)
I'm a mother of four with two coeliac children. I'm always on the lookout for great gluten-free spots around Brisbane and feature gluten-free cooking in my blog: I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
Close your eyes - be transported to an age of enlightenment
Music and Majesty
Violin and Recorders are the featured soloists in this concert of 17th Century Music

Are you ready to be transported back to the times of kings and queens, knights and castles? Feel like listening to music which is clean and artistic? Then why not go along to hear Queensland's only period instrument orchestra in the second concert of their 2018 season, Music and Majesty?

On Sunday 15 April at 3pm, the Queensland Baroque Orchestra will be joined by special guest Lizzy Welsh, a virtuoso on the baroque violin in the delightful acoustics of St. Andrew's Uniting Church. Together, under the directorship of one of the world's leading experts in the performance of historic trumpets and cornetto, John Foster, they will present a varied program featuring music from the courts of Europe. Some of the composers represented will be J.S. Bach, Lully, Porpora, Albinoni and Babell. As well as performing on period instruments, the orchestra also performs at pitch of A = 415, rather than the A = 440 as is standard for modern orchestras.

Baroque horn
Members of the orchestra perform on period instruments, including this natural horn which will be one of two making their debut at the concert

A special treat for audience members will be the recreation of J.S. Bach's "Orchestral Suite no.3". Written in around 1730, the suite consists of five moments and may be easily identified by the latter arrangement of the 2nd movement, fondly known as Air on the G String.

Lizzy Welsh Baroque violin
Melbourne's Lizzy Welsh will perform on Baroque Violin

Soloist Lizzy Welsh will feature in Albinoni's Violin Concerto in C major. Lizzie is a Melbourne-based musician whose main instruments are the violin and the baroque violin, and as a baroque violinist, she has performed with Orchestra of the Antipodes, the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, Accademia Arcadia, La CompaƱia and Consort Eclectus and Harken Well, just to name a few.

Recorder Baroque
A double recorder concerto by Babell will be on the program

Recorder enthusiasts will also be delighted to hear the Queensland Baroque's vice-president, Kathy Williams-DeVries performing a Double Recorder Concerto by Babell which also forms part of the program.

The concert will run for approximately one hour and forty-five minutes, including a fifteen-minute interval. Tickets are available from 4mbs Ticketing or can be purchased at the door. Ticket prices are $35 Adults, $30 Concessions and $20 Students. To discover more about Queensland Baroque or to make a donation to ensure future performances, please visit their Website.
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Why? Transport yourself to the 1600's in the beautiful acoustics of the St.John's Cathedral
When: 3pm
Phone: 0404946839
Where: St.Andrew’s Uniting Church
Cost: $35 Adults, $30 Concessions, $20 Students
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