2009 Concert Series

Concert 1: Georg Frederick HANDEL

Friday, 22nd May at 8 PM


Hans-Dieter MICHATZ– recorder
Stan KORNEL – baroque violin & viola d’amore
Monika KORNEL –harpsichord

Works by G.F.Handel, Elena Kats-Chernin, Margery Smith and Dulcie Holland

The Sydney Consort performs with energy and passion the dazzling and expressive 17th- and 18th-century repertoire for recorder, violin, and harpsichord.

Traditionally this trio will be on their way to Europe again. They will share with the audience a specially prepared program of Handel’s compositions. As always the musicians will present to the Europeans Australian music–this time works by Elena Kats-Chernin, Margery Smith and Dulcie Holland.

Venue St Augustine’s Chapel, Eaton Street, BALMAIN

Enq: 0416 345 489
Tickets at door $30/$20 (concession)

Concert 2: PIAZZOLLA Bowed and Plucked

Friday, 28th August at 8 PM

Repeat: Monday, 7th September at 6 PM - Sydney Conservatorium of Music



Raffaele AGOSTINO – guitar
Stan KORNEL – baroque violin & viola  d’amore
Monika KORNEL –harpsichord

Works by Astor Piazzolla, Domenico Scarlatti, Antonin Hraczek and Nicolo Paganini

Widely known Piazzolla’s music is energetic, spontaneous and appeals to everyone of all ages. Very creative and playful with dramatic elements, this music has won many hearts both by the audience and musicians alike.

There are many arrangements of Piazzolla’s music for all kinds of instruments and ensembles. Tonight’s performance will use an unusual instrument-the harpsichord- performing music originally written for bandoneón by the composer.

Venue: St Augustine’s Chapel, Eaton Street, BALMAIN

Enq: 0416 345 489      Tickets at door $30/$20 (concession)

Piazzolla -Tango

Concert 3: Cantata di Natale – Vaticini di Pace Del Signore Antonio CALDARA

Friday, 27the November 2009 at 8 PM


Belinda Montgomery & Nicole Thomson – soprano  
Nicole Smeulders – alto
Richard Black – tenor


Stan Kornel & Fiona Ziegler – baroque violin;
Peter McLean – baroque bass;
Anthea Cottee – baroque cello; 
Monika Kornel –harpsichord

By popular demand and a substantial number of received e-mails from the audience and early music lovers regarding the interest in Antonio Caldara’s Christmas Cantata, the Sydney Consort will perform this work again for the coming Christmas Season.

The prolific Venetian composer, Antonio Caldara’s sacred cantata, Vaticini di Pace for Christmas Eve 1712, is one of a series of works that were performed on 24th December every year, between 1676 and 1740, in the Papal Palace in Rome.

Venue: St Augustine’s Church, Eaton Street, BALMAIN

Enq: 0416 345 489      Tickets at door $30/$20 (concession)

Caldara’s Duet from his Cantata - Vaticini di Pace