Come Ye Sons of Art Community Workshop and Performance

18 November 2012, 3pm

A workshop of Henry Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art led by Lesley Lewis.

Lesley Lewis is one of South Australia’s foremost choral tutors who currently directs the music at St Michaels, Mitcham Anglican Church, the Quire St Nicholas and the Hills Choral Society. She has had a long career teaching and performing recorder and harpsichord at The University of Adelaide and with Adelaide Baroque. This is the third time Lesley has presented her arrangement of Purcell’s ode in a regional community setting.

Anyone with a love of singing or playing baroque music (violin, viola, cello, oboe or recorder) is welcome to audition. The choir audition will include basic tests in rhythm, pitch and harmony and a demonstrated basic understanding of musical notation. Participating choristers and instrumentalists will be provided with a score and a practice CD at least one month prior to the workshop. 

Come Ye Sons of Art 

For his 1694 offering to Queen Mary on the occasion of her birthday, Henry Purcell was in sparkling form. This joyful piece will be performed at

the conclusion of a weekend workshop for local singers and instrumentalists who will perform alongside acclaimed musicians from Adelaide Baroque including Louisa Perfect (soprano), Lynton Rivers and Jayne Varnish (recorders), Emma Luker and Emily Dollman (violin), Anna Webb (viola) and Catherine Finnis (cello). 

Performance at Signal Point

When Sun 18 November at 3pm Duration 120 mins inc interval 

Cost A$25 C$20


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Things to know:

Choral Workshop Fri 16 November and Sat 17 November. 

Participation by audition which will be held on Sat 6 Oct and the afternoon of Sun 7 Oct.

Venue will be advised depending on workshop numbers Fri 16 November and Sat 17 November (participants will be notified of the time and venue when booking)



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