Daylesford’s Christ Church Anglican has launched a series of five very special concerts on Saturday afternoons from Winter to Spring – music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods with string ensemble, viol consort, recorders and harpsichord, a Rossini comic opera and a celebration of the power of music with the Daylesford Community Brass Band.

The Church is a popular concert venue with its beautiful setting, stained glass windows and highly regarded acoustic qualities. Central Victoria, and Daylesford in particular, has a rich tradition and culture of supporting music performance of these traditions. The concert series comprises five performances commencing on August 27.

27August: Klemantyne Ensemble A dynamic string ensemble from the Ballarat region, playing a diverse program from baroque to tango including works by Handel, Cimarosa, Sibelius, Holst, Kats-Chernin,Villa-Lobos & Piazzolla.

24 September: Consortium
Laura Moore, Reidun Turner, Ruth Wilkinson, Victoria Watts – violas da gamba – The Gamut of Viols. Utilising its varied sizes, shapes and forms, the viol consort creates a tapestry of interwoven lines that was part of the sound of the 16th and 17th centuries in England and Europe. The wide ranging program includes works by Frescobaldi, Purcell, Hume, Isaac, and Mico alongside exciting new music being written for this unique medium.

15 October: Saltbush
Ryan Williams, recorders, Reidun Turner, viola da gamba, recorder with Joy Lee, harpsichord – The Italian Affections.  In 17th century Italy, instrumental music stepped out from the shadows. It could stand on its own, able to communicate the spectrum of human emotion without the need of a Voice. Explore the very beginnings of the Sonata to the greats of Corelli and Vivaldi.

5 November: La Cenerentola “Cinderella”
Two act comic opera by Rossini by the Lyster Opera Company. Rossini’s brilliant and witty take on the classic tale is brought to life by some of Victoria’s finest professional singers, and performed in the style of the touring companies of the Gold Rush era.

19 November: Daylesford Community Brass Band
“Beyond” a celebration of the power of music. Come on a journey with the Band through space, time and the most intimate of destinations – ourselves. “Beyond” draws inspiration from film and television as well as the great literary works that have touched so many of us in our formative years.

Christ Church Concerts are proudly supported by Community Bank Daylesford District, Biggin & Scott and The Daylesford Museum Reserve Committee.

All concerts commence at 2.30pm Tickets $30. Full season Tickets $120 (saving $30). Bookings:

Christ Church Concerts