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2021 Season

Artistic Director Paul Dyer and his merry band welcome you back into City Recital Hall for Season 2021 with a renewed sense of passion and purpose.  

They open with a flourish of Baroque trumpets and sackbutts for Handel’s Rome and will give Australian audiences a chance to see incredible international artists in this time of limited international travel.  

Musicians get their buzz and energy from each other and from their audiences, sharing their excitement during a surging crescendo and feeling the collective bliss in the space between the final note of an aria and the audience’s applause.

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir are looking forward to sharing the magic of live performance with you once again.

Single tickets on sale 9 February, 2021

Handel’s Rome

Wed 24 Feb 7pm, Fri 26 Feb 7pm, Sat 27 Feb 2pm, Sat 27 Feb 7pm, Tue 2 Mar 7pm, Fri 5 Mar 7pm, 2021

All roads lead to Rome.

ARTISTS
Paul Dyer AO Artistic Director, conductor, harpsichord
 
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 
Brandenburg Choir 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Handel Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 for Choir and Orchestra 
Corelli Concerto Grosso in D major, Op.6 No.4 
Corelli Concerto Grosso in D major,  Op.6 No.7 
Brescianello Violin Concerto in C major 

Higher Angels

Wed 21 Apr 7pm, Fri 23 Apr 7pm, Sat 24 Apr 2pm, Sat 24 Apr 7pm, Fri 30 Apr 7pm, Wed 5 May 7pm, 2021

Hold on to your heart.

ARTISTS
Paul Dyer AO Artistic Director, harpsichord 
Sara Macliver (Perth) Soprano 
Russell Harcourt (London) Countertenor 
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Arias and duets by Bach, Handel, Monteverdi, Porpora and Vivaldi.

Bach’s Universe

Wed 21 Jul 7pm, Fri 23 Jul 7PM, Sat 24 Jul 2pm, Sat 24 Jul 7pm, Wed 28 Jul 7pm, Fri 30 Jul 7pm, 2021

It’s just you, Bach and the universe.

ARTISTS
Paul Dyer AO Artistic Director, harpsichord 
Jonas Zschenderlein (Frankfurt) Baroque violin 
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Bach Pasticcio (Paul Dyer) 
Bach Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042 
Bach Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068 

Poet of the Violin

Wed 15 Sep 7pm, Fri 17 Sep 7pm, Sat 18 Sep 2pm, Sat 18 Sep 7pm, Wed 22 Sep 7pm, Fri 24 Sep 7pm, 2021

A simple twist of fate.

ARTISTS
Leila Schayegh (Basel) Guest Director, Baroque violin 
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Zelenka Hipocondrie à 7 Concertanti, ZWV 187 
Vivaldi Sinfonia for strings in G major, RV 147 
Leclair Violin Concerto in G minor, Op.10 No.6 
Handel Concerto grosso in B-flat major Op.3 No.2, HWV 313 
Bach Orchestral Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069 
Bach Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052R 

Italian Baroque with Circa

Wed 27 Oct 7pm, Fri 29 Oct 7pm, Sat 30 Oct 2pm, Sat 30 Oct 7pm, Wed 3 Nov 7pm, Fri 5 Nov 7pm, 2021

Sexy, delicious and passionately Baroque.

ARTISTS
Paul Dyer AO Artistic Director, Conductor 
Yaron Lifschitz Artistic Director Circa 
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 
Performers of Circa 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
A pasticcio featuring Brescianello, Corelli, Vivaldi and others.

Noël! Noël!

Sat 11 Dec 5pm, Sat 11 Dec 7.30pm, Wed 15 Dec 5pm, Wed 15 Dec 7.30pm, 2021

An organ breaks and a tradition begins.

ARTISTS
Paul Dyer AO Artistic Director, conductor 
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra  
Brandenburg Choir 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Filled with timeless carols including O Come All Ye FaithfulStille Nacht and many musical surprises.