Win­ter Warm­ers for next Gal­ston Con­cert - Brass and Or­gan, Voice and Gui­tar

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Music and Arts -

2pm Sun­day 30 July sees the tri­umphal sounds of brass and or­gan re­turn to The Gal­ston Con­certs se­ries in Gal­ston Unit­ing Church.

On the splen­didly re­stored his­toric 1880s church or­gan the famed Pre­lude and Fugue in a mi­nor by the great Jo­hann Se­bas­tian Bach will be played by the pro­lific record­ing artist Pas­tor de Lasala prior to his an­nual trav­els to con­certs in France.

In Gal­ston he will be joined by trum­peter Bruce Hellmers and, new to the se­ries, trom­bon­ist Greg van der Struik, both long-term Prin­ci­pal col­leagues of the Opera Aus­tralia Orches­tra at Syd­ney Opera House.

In ad­di­tion to fan­fare brass so­los the trio will com­bine in mu­sic from France, Italy and Switzer­land – win­ter (heart) warm­ers to be sure.

In late 2016 Bruce per­formed as con­certo soloist and con­duc­tor in Rome, Venice, Vi­enna and Prague. He’ll lend an Aus­tralian touch to the Gal­ston con­cert with mu­sic by Bren­dan Collins, com­poser-in­res­i­dence at Barker Col­lege.

Greg will per­form one of the old­est works for trom­bone, the 17th cen­tury St Thomas Sonata from Baroque Bo­hemia, bal­anced by the world pre­miere of The Gal­ston Galop which Greg has com­posed as a fun fi­nale to the pro­gram.

Gal­ston’s Unit­ing Church still rings from the sounds of their in­au­gu­ral Mid-Year Mozart Young Per­form­ers Piano Com­pe­ti­tions on 18 June. So it is ap­pro­pri­ate that gui­tarist Ben Se­crett, res­i­dent Young Artist of this year’s se­ries, re­turns to pro­vide con­trast sounds on 30 July in songs from Italy and Spain with so­prano Zara Stan­ton.

Book­ings via try­book­ (search Gal­ston) are ad­vised for this ‘Cook’s Tour’ of Euro­pean mu­sic. En­quiries can be di­rected to He­len Jor­dan, Pro­mo­tions Co­or­di­na­tor, on 0425 339 841 or 96532079.

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