You are warmly invited to a special concert titled The King's Trumpeter, music for the royal court, performed by the acclaimed Queensland Baroque Orchestra, conducted by talented John Foster. The soloists will be John Foster, Sarah Meagher, who is a guest principal artist, and Joshua Cass. I have been to a couple of other Queensland Baroque concerts and enjoyed them so much, I know you won't be disappointed with this world-class music. And best of all - the profits are all donated to the Bushfire Appeal.
John Eccles - Overture to 'The Judgement of Paris' Henry Purcell - Sonata No.1 in D Major William Corbett - Sonata in C Major Daniel Purcell - Sonata in F for two Recorders Henry Purcell - Sonata for Trumpet No.2. There will follow a short Interval.
G.F Handel Suite in D Major adapted from the famous 'Water Music'
Henry Purcell Suite from 'The Fairy Queen': Prelude Hornpipe
• Dance for the Followers of Night
• Act III 'Symphony'
• Dance for the Fairies
• Dance for the Haymakers
• Entry of Phoebus
• Chaccone 'Dance of Chinese Man and Woman'
• Act IV 'Symphony'
• Act V 'Prelude'
• Act V 'Symphony'
The Artistic Director is John Foster. Violinists are Shannon Luk, who is guest Concert Master, Wendy Cawse, Jacqueline Webber, Renee Perret, Carol McCabe and Doni Wolfenstein. On Viola will be Heather Lloyd (guest Principal Artist) and Ellie Harrison. On Cello is Matthew Farrell. George Korenevski is on Double Bass. On Recorder are Sarah Meagher (guest Principal Artist and soloist) and Joshua Cass. On Harpsichord is Janet Brewer. On Bassoon is Matthew Ventura. Guitarist is Philip Griffin. On Theorbo is Dan Morris (guest Principal Artist), and on Timpani is Jason Connors. The all-important Trumpeters are Lindon Weiss and Callum G'Froerer. A stellar line-up.
Kick-off time is 2.00 pm Sunday, 8 March and the venue is the historic St Andrew's Uniting Church at 299 Ann Street (corner of Creek Street), Brisbane CBD - opposite Central Station.
Historic Venue (May Cross)
Saint Andrew's Uniting Church
Saint Andrews, on the corner of Ann and Creek Streets of Brisbane CBD, is of the Neo-Romanesque style of architecture. It was designed by George David Payne and is an excellent example of its kind. Check out the Peace Chapel with World War honour boards, the communion set from Gallipoli, stained glass windows by William Bustard and the Vera Wade Gallery.
John Foster is Artistic Director of the period instrument orchestra, Queensland Baroque. He is widely regarded as one of the world's leading exponents of performance on historical trumpets and the cornetto and is the Director of the Australasian Trumpet Academy and Artistic Director of the renowned ensemble Australian Baroque Brass. John has performed with a wide variety of orchestras and ensembles worldwide including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra from 2001-2013.
I just attended this wonderful concert. It was made even better by the profits being donated to the Aussie bushfire appeal and the charity Resound who donate instruments to musicians who have lost theirs in the fires.