Beyond Desire: Music from England



Our first concert for the year will feature guest harpist Georgia Lowe. Georgia will join the ensemble to perform the beautiful Elegiac Trio for flute, viola and harp by Arnold Bax and the Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite for clarinet and harp by Paul Reade. Members from Sirius Chamber Ensemble recently performed in the new musical Beyond Desire at the Hayes Theatre. Composer and director Neil Rutherford has transcribed a concert suite of his vibrant score for clarinet/bass clarinet, horn, violin, cello, harp and piano. Also on the program are masterpieces of the English chamber repertoire – Benjamin Britten Cello Sonata; and Gordon Jacob Four Fancies for flute, violin, viola and cello.

This year we are presenting our performances at two venues. Saturday evening performances will be at Glebe Justice Centre, a relaxed venue with couches. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available and the audience is invited to bring their own food and drink to enjoy during the concert. Sunday afternoon performances will be in the beautiful space of Christ Church Lavender Bay, where we will serve an afternoon tea at interval, overlooking Sydney Harbour.


Performance dates and venues:

Sunday 24th May, 2pm at Christ Church, Lavender Bay, corner of Walker and Lavender Streets.

Saturday 30th May, 7.30pm at Glebe Justice Centre, corner of St John’s Rd and Colbourne Ave.


Performers: Ian Sykes (clarinets), Melissa Coleman (flute), Martyn Hentschel (violin), Georgina Price (viola), Clare Kahn (cello), Claire Howard Race (piano), with guest artists Georgia Lowe (harp) and Tina Brain (french horn).


Tickets: $30 Adults/$20 Concession/$10 Children

Available online: or at the door.



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