The Annual
Sunday 29 October 2023 at 3pm

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc

Concert 2
Sunday 29 October 2023 at 3pm,
The Glebe Town Hall, 160 St John’s Rd, Glebe 2037

Quatorze and The Sydney Cantata Project



Frederick the Great

Grave e sostenuto from Flute Sonata in C major

J. S. Bach

Crab’ canon from the Musical Offering

G. P. Telemann

Trio Sonata in D minor for flute, oboe and continuo

C. P. E. Bach

Adagio from Sonata in A minor for solo flute

J. J. Quantz

Affettuoso and Presto from Trio Sonata in A minor for two flutes and continuo

J. G. Janitsch

Sonata da Camera in G major for two flutes, oboe and continuo

INTERVAL with afternoon tea and coffee

J.S. Bach

Coffee Cantata BWV 211

Quatorze and The Sydney Cantata Project

Quatorze and The Sydney Cantata Project are delighted to present a concert of music featuring Bach‘s Coffee Cantata, arias from other cantatas, and other works from the era of Frederick The Great.

Though more famous for his sacred music, the occasional secular gem showed Bach to be a humorous and inventive chap. Described as a mini comic opera, Schweight stille, paudert nicht (Be still, stop chattering), is an amusing portrayal and celebration of a coffee addiction. It was likely first performed in a Leipzig coffee house, the three characters a Soprano, a Tenor and a Bass singer, with 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass, Harpsichord and Flute.

Quatorze is an early music ensemble playing historic instruments with players:

Fiona McMillan oboe

Ruth Crosby traverso flute

Phillip Murray traverso flute

Shaun Ng viola da gamba/theorbo/lute

Joanna Butler harpsichord

The Sydney Cantata Project, directed by Jack Stephens and featuring some of Australia's best period instrument specialists and soloists, performs Bach Cantatas regularly in churches around Sydney. Many of Bach’s cantatas are rarely performed and it is our intention to bring these magnificent works to local audiences.


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