Windsong Series 1


Windsong Series 1 | Sunday 23 June | 12.30 – 2.30pm | Windsong Pavilion

VOX: Sydney’s finest young adult choir present an afternoon of song. Come and be inspired by sublime singing by this celebrated choir.

Childhood is a fleeting, fragile thing. It’s a time of joy but can so easily be touched by tragedy. Whether you have children of your own or simply remember your own childhood, you’ll know the earnestness and the innocence, the sheer magic, the love and sorrow. For this concert with the VOX young adult choir, their director Elizabeth Scott brings together exquisite music that captures fragility and wonder.

Tickets $40. Under 16yrs free.

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A stunning Sunday afternoon of singing:
VOX presents ‘Wonder’- songs inspired by childhood.

Artists
Elizabeth Scott conductor
VOX
Luke Byrne accompanist

VOX is a fabulous young adult choir – who better to perform a program of music to evoke childhood? This program will inspire anyone who loves singing or simply hearing the human voice in sumptuous harmonies. It is rare for a choir of this size and expertise to tour to the Far South Coast, so this is a concert not to miss.

There’s joy and humour: many choir-member’s favourite composer John Rutter pays homage to the world of children with nursery rhymes and nonsense poems, and there are highlights from Martin Wesley-Smith’s witty, environmentally aware ‘Who Killed Cock Robin’, possibly the only contemporary Australian classical song that’s been known to inspire impromptu sing-alongs!

En-route there is a choral ‘suite’ from ‘Frozen’ and expect “Double Trouble” from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and to end….music by Sting and Stevie Wonder celebrating the birth of daughters.
But heart-rending loss is present; the sombre intensity of Nigel Westlake’s Requiem for his son Eli, James MacMillan’s tender prayer in memory of the children killed in the Dunblane massacre, and Eric Whitacre’s ‘When David Heard’ dedicated to a friend who’d lost a son. This music becomes even more poignant when sung by young voices but there is solace and consolation in the luminous beauty of their sound.

The themes are timeless, but this is a concert for today – music to showcase the beauty and raw emotional power of voices in harmony.

Choir Director Elizabeth Scott is a wonderful role model. She is a sought-after conductor, choir leader, trainer of choir directors and educator. She was the first woman to conduct Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in the Sydney Opera House and is the founder Director of VOX.
Accompanist and composer Luke Byrne has composed for ensembles including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Gondwana Choirs and Sydney Philharmonia, and his music has been performed around the world from Uluru to Cambridge.

Program
Esenvalds Only in Sleep
Nigel Westlake"Nasce la gioia mia" (My joy is born) adapted from Missa Solis - Requiem for Eli
Martin Wesley SmithWho stopped the rain?
Martin Wesley SmithExcerpts from Who Killed Cock Robin?
James MacMillanA Child’s Prayer
Morten Lauridsen"Introitus" from Lux Aeterna
Ella MacensNeviens Putniņš
John Rutter Five Childhood Lyrics
Christophe Beck,
Frode Fjellheim &
Christine Hals,
Adapted by Roger Emerson
Frozen (Choral Suite)
Eric Whitacre The Seal Lullaby
John Williams"Double Trouble" from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Luke Byrne Four Songs from Grimm's
Sting arr. Carl Crossin Fragile
Stevie Wonder arr. Andrew PiperIsn't She Lovely
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Windsong Series 2

Kenny Broberg (piano)

Windsong Series 2 | Saturday 17 August | 1 – 3pm | Windsong Pavilion

Four Winds and the Sydney International Piano Competition present US pianist, Kenny Broberg in recital.

Expect to hear sublime playing that will undoubtedly confirm Kenny as one the great talents of the piano. Indeed, since his wins in Sydney and Fort Worth (Texas) he has been propelled into the spotlight with demands for his playing world-wide. Don’t miss your chance to hear this extraordinary young artist who appears by arrangement with the Cliburn.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A-flat Major, BWV 862
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No.31 in A-flat Major Op.110
Frédéric Chopin: Fantaisie in F minor Op.49
Claude Debussy: Children’s Corner
Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

Tickets $60. Under 16yrs free.

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Windsong Series 3

Anthony Marwood (violin)

James Crabb (classical accordion)

Windsong Series 3 | Sunday 22 September | 1 – 3pm | Windsong Pavilion

International guest violinist Anthony Marwood in collaboration with Four Winds Artistic Director James Crabb. ‘Music through the centuries’

Astor Piazzolla (arr. Crabb): Trad. Tango suite: S.V.P, Tzigane Tango and Preparense
J.S.Bach: Sonata no.3 in E-Major BWV 1016
Sally Beamish (arr. Crabb): Lament from Seavaigers (2011)
Variations on 2 Trad. Scottish/Border Folk Melodies by Matt Seattle (arr. Crabb)
C.Gardel/J.Williams: Tango ‘Por una Cabeza’
Stravinsky: Divertimento from Fairy’s Kiss
Astor Piazzolla (arr. Crabb): Libertango, Oblivion, Escualo

Tickets $60. Under 16yrs free.

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Singing for your Soul

Corinne Gibbons an Morris (Mo) Pleasure

Singing for Your Soul | Monday 7 October | 9.30am – 5pm | Windsong Pavilion

With Corinne Gibbons and Morris (Mo) Pleasure

Come and explore the healing and nourishment that singing offers for your soul. This one day singing immersion will tune you into how to connect more joyfully to your singing voice. We will sing familiar songs with nourishing lyrics. We will explore harmony in singing and some of the technical aspects of creating ease with your voice.
If you’ve always wanted to sing, this is a chance to let your voice fly with freedom. No prior experience necessary – singing is as natural as smiling.

Tickets $60 (BYO lunch) or $75 with lunch.

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Zephyrs Jazz

Sandy Evans (saxophone) Andrea Keller (piano)

Zephyrs Jazz | Sunday 20 October | 2pm | Windsong Pavilion

Sandy Evans & Andrea Keller: ‘Women do jazz’

in partnership with Four Winds

Sandy Evans (saxophones) and Andrea Keller (piano) are two extraordinary musicians who are among Australia’s finest jazz composers, performers and band-leaders. They have each secured international recognition, won most of Australia’s major jazz awards, formed several ground-breaking bands, released acclaimed albums, drawn deeply on other musical traditions and played with many other Australian and international greats.

They will perform a set each with their own ensembles and a third as a duo.

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Youth Music Festival

2019 Youth Music Festival | Friday 1 – Sunday 3 November | Sound Shell

Featuring commissioned work by Brenda Gifford.

Three days of performances celebrating everything to do with young people’s music making. Come and be inspired by public concerts featuring massed choirs and Sydney Youth Orchestra as well as a wealth of talent from the Far South Coast. Public Concert days Friday 1 November and Sunday 3 November.

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Kimberley Echoes

Kimberley Echoes photo by tura.com.au

Kimberley Echoes | Saturday 23 November

‘Kimberley Echoes’ 2019 Tour in partnership with Tura New Music.

Kimberley Echoes features outstanding Aboriginal artists Stephen Pigram (vocals/guitars) and Mark Atkins (didgeridoo/vocals) with an ensemble of some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists – Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Erkki Veltheim (violin), Joe Talia (percussion), Tristen Parr (cello) and Tos Mahoney (flute) – melding a vibrant and inviting sound world. Created in, and inspired by, the landscape and communities of the Kimberley, this stunning performance takes audiences on a powerful and memorable journey.

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Carols in the Pavilion

Carols in the Pavilion

Carols in the Pavilion | Saturday 14 December | Windsong Pavilion

A much-loved event in the run-up to Christmas. A sublime evening of Christmas music and fare; a true moment of calm before the Festive Season.

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Easter Festival

2020 Easter Festival | Thursday 9 April – Sunday 12 April | Sound Shell

Join us at Easter 2020 for another great Festival of music in the exceptional surroundings of Four Winds and Bermagui.

Info and booking details available soon.