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Music Events

Upcoming Music Events

Owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, we regret that we have had to cancel many of Scots' Church's upcoming music events over the next few months. We look forward to providing more music concerts for you in the future. 

TUESDAY APRIL 7

1.10pm

THE SINGING BEAUTY OF THE VIOL

Viol ensemble led by Laura Moore

Byrd, Tomkins, Purcell, Ferrabosco and Jenkins

WEDNESDAY APRIL 8

12.15pm

MUSIC FOR THE PASSION OF CHRIST

Douglas Lawrence plays the RIEGER grand organ

Bach, Buxtehude, Karg-Elert, Messiaen

This concert precedes the regular 1pm service.

It will finish 5 minutes before that service.

THURSDAY APRIL 9

1.10pm 

LAMENTATIONS

Music for vocal ensemble,

harpsichord and chamber organ

Amy Keyang Zia - harpsichord and organ

 and 7 singers from the Scots' Choir

Tallis -The lamentations of Jeremiah, Bach, Purcell, Tomkins and Couperin

GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 10

7.30pm

 

THE ST JOHN PASSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED, OWING TO THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK

SUNDAY APRIL 12

11am

EASTER REJOICING

The Choir of Scots’ Church

David Farrands Brass & Percussion Ensemble.

Included in the service, are works Bairstow, McAlley, Willcocks, Charpentier and Bach

SUNDAY MAY 3

11am

CANTATA SUNDAY

Johann Sebastian Bach - Christ lag in Todesbanden

(Christ lay in death's dark prison) 

Choir and soloists of The Scots' Church,

with members of the Melbourne Baroque Orchestra

Organ - Ria Angelika Polo

Conductor - Douglas Lawrence

SUNDAY JUNE 21

2pm

BIG HYMN SING

Organist -  Ria Angelika Polo

The David Farrands Brass & Percussion ensemble

Arrangements by Vaughan Mc Alley, Rhys Boak and Christopher Willcocks

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6

2pm

 

THE PROM CONCERT

Music for choir, brass,

Percussion, organs and harpsichord.

Handel, Vaughan Williams, Reger, Parry, Howells, Moses Hogan, Tommy Dorsey and Donald Angle

Everyone gets to sing Jerusalem

 and other ripper hymns.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8

6.15pm

 

COLOURS OF EUROPE

With organist CHRISTOPH BOGAN from Schopheim, Germany

Bach, Buxtehude, Faulkes, Capocci,

Mendelssohn and Vierne

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12

3pm

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Marcel Dupré

ROBIN BATTERHAM performs this monument of the organ repertoire. The mighty Marcel Dupré at his extraordinary best

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15

6.15pm

 

THE ART OF THE IMPROVISOR

DAVID DRURY renowned internationally for his skill as an improviser adds to the excitement  of an improvisation with works by Leighton, Bach, Schumann, Vierne and Guilmant.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19

3pm 

DANCING ON THE ORGAN

RIA ANGELIKA POLO plays a programme of

virtuoso organ works.

includes the Bach Schübler Chorales,

Mozart Fantasia in F minor and the simply fabulous Tanz Toccata by Anton Heiller

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22

6.15pm

BAROQUE UNTIL TODAY

MICHAEL FULCHER

with an imaginative programme

 that includes some surprises.

Vierne, Tournemire,  Bach, Franck,

Walton and Hakim.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26

3pm

FROM HAMLETS CASTLE

From Hamlet's Castle in Helsingor comes

SØREN GLEERUP HANSEN

Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms and Bach

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29

6.15pm

 

THE POLISH VIRTUOSO

Internationally renowned virtuoso from Poland, GEDYMIN GRUBBA will play works by Johann

Sebastian Bach including the Passacaglia

BWV 564 and Max Reger - Aus tiefer Not.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 18

2pm

BIG HYMN SING

Your chance to hear a diversity of splendid music and sing much loved hymns

The organs and organists of the Scots' Church

Choir of The Scots' Church

David Farrands Brass and timpani Ensemble.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15

11am

CANTATA SUNDAY

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata 147

HERZ UND MUND UND TAT UND LEBEN 

Heart and mind and works and Life 

Choir and soloists of The Scots' Church Choir

Members of The Melbourne Baroque Orchestra

Conductor - Douglas Lawrence

This is the cantata that contains the beautiful, indeed famous chorus known in English as "Jesu joy of man's desiring"

FRIDAY DECEMBER 18

7.30pm

MESSIAH

George Frederick Handel

Scots' Church Choir, Soloists and Orchestra

The annual performance of this timeless masterpiece.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 20

11.00am

 

THE SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS

WITH CAROLS

Choir, organ, brass, percussion