The concerts are performed in the church at 12.30 pm on the last Sunday of each month to coincide with the Armidale Markets in the Mall. They are short concerts (about half an hour) presented by a wide variety of Armidale musicians and musical groups. All are welcome. Entry is by donation.
They are preceded at 11.30 by Sunday Xplorer, which is a sausage sizzle and other food.
September 24 Alana Blackburn and Robyn Bradley will play three twentieth century works for recorder and piano including works by Lennox Berkeley and Eliodoro Sollima. The Berkeley Sonatina was one of the first really significant twentieth century recorder works. Inevitably it has been plundered by flautists and even turned into a flute concerto. Influenced by Stravinsky, Ravel, Poulenc and Boulanger, Berkeley’s music has an emphasis on melody, lucid textures and a conciseness of expression. Italian composer Sollima is influenced by Bartok and his Sonata is a lively dialogue between the recorder and piano. Alana Blackburn is highly regarded throughout Australian and Europe as a soloist performer and ensemble musician. Her collaboration with pianist Robyn Bradley brings together two of Armidale’s most talented musicians in a concert that shouldn’t be missed. October 29 November 26 Holly Bennett (violin) December 10 To be advised