The final concert of the 2011 [email protected] Town closes the series in a magnificent form with a performance by the popular, award winning community choir Cantamus, under the direction of Richard Hornung.
Guests appearing in this outstanding concert include State Opera’s Bass Baritone, Andrew Turner, who will perform excerpts from, that perennial Christmas season favourite, Handel’s Messiah, which forms the majestic centrepiece of the concert.
Joining Andrew on the program will be accomplished violinist, Tinel Dragio, and accompanist, Robin Parkin.
The program demonstrates the choir’s versatility with a variety of music ranging from operatic, well known classics and revered religious works.
Composers include Orff, Schubert, Verdi, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn and, of course, the evergreen Handel and Haydn.
Robin Parkin is a young Adelaide pianist, who is rapidly establishing himself as a gifted and versatile performer, both as soloist and associate artist, capable of handling diverse scores with ease.
Robin is a recipient of the Yamaha Recitals Australia Scholarship for SA, he won the Australia Recitals award for solo performance as part of his studies for the Bachelor of Arts and has passed the A MUS A examination with Distinction.
Tinel Dragoi is a brilliant young violinist, who graduated with honours at the highest level at the National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania.
Dragoi has broad experience in orchestral, chamber music and solo performance. He participated in tours throughout Europe, has been a holder of the Yehudi Menuhin scholarship, Lausanne, Switzerland and was a finalist in the prestigious Georges Enescu music contest in Bucharest (1999). Dragoi has recently arrived in Australia and is currently on call with both the Adelaide and Perth symphony orchestras.
Adelaide baritone, Andrew Turner, studied at the Elder Conservatorium and the Luxembourg Conservatoire.
Performances with the State Opera of SA include the roles of Dancairo (Carmen), Daggoo (Moby Dick), Silvio (Pagliacci), Bello (La Fanciula del West), Marullo (Rigoletto), Ping (Turandot) and Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly).
Roles with Co-Opera include Figaro (The Barber of Seville), Falke (Die Fledermaus), Silvio and Tonio (Pagliacci), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte) and Escamillo (Carmen).
He has also performed solos in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Mozart’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah, Durufle’s Requiem, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Mozart’s Litaniae Lauretanae.
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The concert will be held at Wesley Church, 27 Grenfell Street, Kent Town at 4.30pm on Sunday 20 November.
Tickets are available at the door and are only $15 and $12 which includes refreshments after the concert.
For more information visit wesleykenttown.org.au