The Sydney Consort Performs Scottish Baroque
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The Sydney Consort Performs Scottish Baroque

The Sydney Consort presents a concert of Scottish classical music and folk tunes showcasing the instrumental combination of fiddles with flute and harp which produce typical Scottish folk music. In the 18th century Scotland, the traditional instrument, the bagpipe began to languish, moving from centre stage and being replaced by the violin, joined by the harp in…

CD Review: The Greats – Masters Of European Music
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CD Review: The Greats – Masters Of European Music

Last weekend I had the exceptional pleasure of strolling through the Art Gallery of New South Wales, viewing its spring/summer exhibition of over 70 paintings – The Greats: masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. The collection spans more than four centuries of art with works from the Renaissance (Botticelli’s The Virgin adoring the sleeping…

Nicholas Routley Writes
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Nicholas Routley Writes

On the eve of returning to conduct the 40th anniversary concert by the Sydney Chamber Choir, its founding director Nicholas Routley reflects on its growth and distinctive sound:  “In July 1975 four students from the Music Department at the University of Sydney asked me if I would like to form a specialist small choir. I…