“From Mozart to the Beatles” - Sunday August 7 - Corda Spiritus Winds
“From Mozart to the Beatles” - Sunday August 7 at 2.00 at the Swigmore Hall at Robert Channon Wines with Corda Spiritus Winds. The concert will feature classical favourites from Mozart, Rossini, Pachelbel and Tchaikovsky but there will also be some well-known tunes which have been given a quirky new twist. What about Beethoven’s 5th as a Bossa Nova, “When I’m 64” and “What shall we do with a Drunken Sailor” as you’ve never heard them before? The quintet members are Nick Negerevich Flute, Robin Powell Oboe, David Martin Clarinet, Peter Musson Bassoon and Carolyn Moore, French Horn. Peter, Robin and David are all former members of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Nick is a former flautist with the Elizabethan Theatre Trust Orchestra and Carolyn is from the Australian Army Band. Tickets for the concert are $25 including a glass of wine at the interval. For bookings for the concert or for lunch beforehand in the Singing Lake Café, call 07 4683 3260
Verdelho 2015 Halliday 94 points. We are Masters of the Dark Arts
"Hand-picked, destemmed, crushed, cool-fermented with cultured yeast. Robert Channon has long been a master of the dark arts of verdelho." 94 points James Halliday June 2016. Trophy for Champion White Wine and a gold medal at the QLD Wine Awards 2015 and 5 stars from Winestate Magazine. “Very complex nose; spicy, slightly graphite aromas with gravelly big fruit under spice and great length with texture and palate richness. Fresh vibrant fruit, balanced with chalky character – a classic style.” Winestate Magazine.
Camerata Concert on 27 August will be our Hundredth!
When Camerata of St John’s, Queensland’s premier chamber orchestra, perform at the Swigmore Hall at 5.00 on Saturday August 27, it will be the one hundredth concert we have put on here. Camerata is a world class string orchestra and their sound will fill our Swigmore Hall. The twilight concert, during which the audience will be voting for their favourites, promises to be a feast of best known classical pieces. We will be putting on a bit of a party afterwards to celebrate our one hundredth. So dress up or dress down for the occasion but come along for some wonderful music and help us to celebrate this milestone. Our concerts started in 2002 when we produced our Music Hall Show “Victoria’s Ditties” for the first time, to raise money for Blue Care. With Peggy at the piano and some wonderful local stars we belted out the old Victorian ballads with a lot of audience participation. From there, we found ourselves putting on between six and ten concerts a year and now in our fifteenth year we have reached performance number 100! In our Swigmore Hall, we have done opera with Opera Queensland, choral concerts with the Australian Voices, Canticum and the Birralee Blokes, orchestral concerts, recitals with strings, organs and harpsichords, brass band days, wind and brass quintets, piano recitals, jazz with the Caxton Street Jazz Band and, last year, Queensland’s first ever ophicleide concert. With the Granite Belt Choir we have put on the Pirates of Penzance and Iolanthe and the first local performance of Karl Jenkins’ the “Armed Man”. There are just too many wonderful artists to name and thank, but we are very grateful to them all for having performed here and helped us bring the music we love to the Granite Belt. . The concert is at 5.00 on Saturday August 27. Tickets are $25 including a glass of wine after the concert. For bookings call us on 07 4683 3260.