Melbourne Baroque Orchestra

7th May 2017, Sunday 2pm – Wyselaskie Auditorium

Melbourne Baroque Orchestra 
David Irving and Shane Lestideau – Baroque Violin
Christian Read – Baroque Viola
Rosanne Hunt – Baroque Cello
Ruth Wilkinson – Violone
Greg Dikmans – Traverso
Kirsten Barry – Baroque Oboe
David Macfarlane – Harpsichord
Sam Cohen – Theorbo
Melbourne Baroque Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Choir perform Bach’s Mass in B minor to a full house at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, April 3, 2016


Georg Friedrich Handel (1685–1759)
Overture and Allegro from Scipione

Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1751)
Oboe Concerto in D minor (Op. 9, No. 2)
Allegro e non presto

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
Quartet in G major (from Tafelmusik I, 1733)
for flute, oboe, violin & basso continuo

Johann Joachim Quantz (1697–1773)
Flute Concerto in G major (QV 5:178)
Andante un poco
Allegro di molto

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c.1623–1680)
Sonata “Cucù” for violin and basso continuo

Domenico Gabrielli (1659–1690)
Ricercar 3 for solo cello, from 7 Ricercari (1689)

Girolamo Kapsberger (1580–1651)
Toccata Arpeggiata by (Libro Primo d’Intavolatura di Chitarone, Venetia 1604)

In 2015, a group of Melbourne baroque musicians decided that Melbourne needed its very own period instruments band. Thus the Melbourne Baroque Orchestra was born. Our aim is to regularly bring together local period-instrument musicians in performances that will thrill audiences, develop local talent, promote emerging artists and bring a new dimension to the early music life of Melbourne. In 2017, in addition to collaborations with Polyphonic Voices, the Australian Chamber Choir and the Newman College Choir, we launch our very own subscription series on Sundays at 3 pm at the Church of All Nations, Palmerston St, Carlton: May 21 is an Italian programme led by the irrepressible Italian violinist Davide Monti; August 13 is a degustation of French music, while on October 15 we explore the music of the German baroque. We also invite you to our annual fundraising concert on Sunday November 26, again at 3pm, Church of All Nations. All details are available on our website