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Baroque by Candlelight

Baroque by Candlelight

Photo: Richard Jefferson

On Wednesday, 23 August 2017, the Perth Chamber Orchestra will be returning to St. George’s Cathedral in Perth after last year’s sold out concert. Now in its fifth year, Baroque by Candlelight is known for musical and dramatic surprises. This concert will be no different, as it is under the artistic direction of Jessica Gethin and the leadership of virtuoso violinist, Paul Wright.

From Baroque masters Telemann and Geminani to Baroque-inspired Mustonen, this concert will captivate every listener. Soloists include Perth Chamber Orchestra principals Kathy Potter (viola) and Jenny Coleman (trumpet).

Wholesome medieval-inspired food and wine will be on offer to warm you through the evening.

Intended to offer a unique musical, spiritual and historical experience, the concert will be under the artistic direction of Jessica Gethin, the leadership of virtuoso violinist, Paul Wright, with soprano Prudence Saunders, and solos from Kathy Potter (viola) and Jenny Coleman (trumpet).

“The audience will be in for a special treat as the children of Perth Symphony’s musicians will take to the stage to re-enact and recount what it was like to be living in those times,” said Bourby Webster, Founder, Director and visionary behind these conceptual concerts. “I want the audience to experience the music from a different perspective,” she said.

“For example, Vivaldi mainly wrote for a female orphanage run by nuns. It is believed that the orphans’ mothers included women from the Venetian opera chorus, and their fathers were wealthy concert-goers!  Many of those baby girls turned out to be very gifted musicians when they grew up!” she said.

“I guarantee the whole evening will be illuminating in more ways than one” she concluded.

This concert is always quick to sell out, so don’t delay – book here today to enjoy an evening of sublime music surrounded by hundreds of flickering candles. Doors open at 6pm and the concert starts at 7pm.

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