Music Events

Upcoming Music Events

Handel's Messiah

FRIDAY December 16 | 7:30PM

The Scots' Church Choir featuring Melbourne Baroque Orchestra

Admission is free

Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

SUNDAY December 18 | 11AM

This event will be part of the Sunday Morning 11 AM Service


Previous Music Events

Cantata Sunday: JS Bach: Actus Tragicus

November 6 |  11 AM


Choir and soloists of the Scots Church
Directed by Douglas Lawrence

This cantata will be presented, as it was several times during JS Bach's lifetime, as a part of the regular Sunday morning church service. Admission is free. No bookings or tickets are needed. All welcome.
Soprano: Amelia Jones
Alto: Elizabeth Anderson
Tenor: Matthew Bennet
Bass: Mitchell Relf, Thomas Drent
Bach’s Actus Tragicus (BWV 106) is an early cantata, possibly written for the funeral of the Mayor of Mülhausen in 1708. To accompany the choir and soloists, Bach employs an ensemble of instruments that would have been regarded as a little old-fashioned even during Bach's lifetime. The usual orchestra based on instruments of the violin family is replaced by an ensemble of two recorders and two viola da gambas, supported by organ continuo.
Join us after the service for a coffee, with a nod to Bach's much-loved Leipzig coffeehouse scene (Saxony's answer to Lygon St).
We acknowledge the Boonwurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which this performance takes place. We pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
Image: John the Baptist in the Wilderness, oil on panel, Geertgen tot Sint Jans (c.1460/65–1490), State Museum, Berlin