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The Oratorios of Haydn, Berlioz and Mendelssohn

One of the most colourful and dramatic genres of vocal concert music, the oratorio combines soloists, choir and orchestra. Explore some of the late 18th and early 19th century masterpieces in the repertoire: Haydn’s ‘The Creation’ and ‘The Seasons’ composed for Vienna, Berlioz’s only but very successful contribution ‘The Childhood of Christ’ written for Paris, and Mendelssohn’s much-loved ‘St Paul’ and ‘Elijah’, premiered at Dusseldorf and Birmingham respectively. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
The Oratorios of Haydn, Berlioz and Mendelssohn

<p>One of the most colourful and dramatic genres of vocal concert music, the oratorio combines soloists, choir and orchestra. Explore some of the late 18th and early 19th century masterpieces in the

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Continuing Recorder (Descant/Soprano)

Continue your musical studies and become part of this Descant/soprano recorder course where both solo and ensemble repertoire from a variety of styles and of a more extended nature will be used to further student learning. Through this repertoire, students will encounter additional notes, rhythm patterns, key signatures and time signatures. This course is aimed at students who have undertaken the Beginner Recorder Course but anyone who has had experience on the soprano/descant... [More]
$153 Limited inc GST / $138
Continuing Recorder (Descant/Soprano)

<p>Continue your musical studies and become part of this Descant/soprano recorder course where both solo and ensemble repertoire from a variety of styles and of a more extended nature will be used to

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

The Baroque Period - Bardi to Bach

The Baroque (1600- 1750) is a period of immense musical change. The era begins with a group of men in Florence, led by Count Bardi, influencing the direction of music and finishes with the wonders of the late Baroque and composers like Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, who changed music forever. COURSE OUTLINE Renaissance vs Baroque – Composers in the early Baroque had a very different approach to music than those in the late Renaissance. What were these major differences, how did these... [More]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
The Baroque Period - Bardi to Bach

<p>The Baroque (1600- 1750) is a period of immense musical change. The era begins with a group of men in Florence, led by Count Bardi, influencing the direction of music and finishes with the wonders

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Tchaikovsky: Turmoil and Triumph

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky created some of the most well-loved music of the classical repertoire, including Swan Lake, the Nutcracker Suite and the 1812 Overture as well as his wonderful symphonies and concertos. Yet the composer was haunted by self-criticism and the criticism of others all his life. This course examines the troubled life of this great composer and the passionate, intense music which came from his struggle. No prior musical knowledge is necessary. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$125 Limited inc GST / $113
Tchaikovsky: Turmoil and Triumph

<p>Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky created some of the most well-loved music of the classical repertoire, including Swan Lake, the Nutcracker Suite and the 1812 Overture as well as his wonderful symphonies

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Mojo Working - The Story of Chicago Blues

Originating in the Mississippi Delta in the 1940s, the Chicago Blues became the cultural outlet for Black workers who had moved to industrial Chicago. A thriving club scene flourished on the South Side and the urban electric blues genre developed. Artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy and Sonny Boy Williamson 1 and 2 produced distinctive and influential musical styles. In this short four-week course, we will take a musical tour of the Chicago Blues. Starting with... [More]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
Mojo Working - The Story of Chicago Blues

<p>Originating in the Mississippi Delta in the 1940s, the Chicago Blues became the cultural outlet for Black workers who had moved to industrial Chicago. A thriving club scene flourished on the South

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

The History of Australian Rock Music

Australian Rock Music has always been great. It started in the fifties as nothing more than a poor copy of US rock and roll. But by the time we hit the sixties Australian rock music was world class and has been ever since. We will look at the great artists that shaped Aussie rock. But also behind these artists were the promoters the venues and of course the behaviour. We will play the music, hear the stories and track the history of what is no doubt a great part of Australia’s... [More]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
The History of Australian Rock Music

Australian Rock Music has always been great. It started in the fifties as nothing more than a poor copy of US rock and roll. But by the time we hit the sixties Australian rock music was world class

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

An Evening in the Romantic Period

What makes music of the Romantic period sound romantic? Composers of the 19th century aimed to write music which put expression and beauty foremost, and succeeded in composing some of the most wonderful and accessible music of all time. Join us as we explore the music of Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and others, and enjoy the lush, expressive music of the Romantic period. No musical knowledge is necessary. COURSE OUTLINE What makes music of the... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
An Evening in the Romantic Period

<p>What makes music of the Romantic period sound romantic? Composers of the 19th century aimed to write music which put expression and beauty foremost, and succeeded in composing some of the most

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

A Passage to India - A North Indian Classical Music Primer

In the 1960’s North Indian Classical (Hindustani) music underwent a surge of popularity in the west, particularly with the influence of Ravi Shankar over the Beatles and other popular groups of the time. Hindustani music, however, has a colourful history that goes back millennia. Discover the rich tradition and evolution of raga (melodic structure) from its roots in Vedic chants. Learn to understand the basic rhythmic structure and follow the different stages of a Hindustani music... [More]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
A Passage to India - A North Indian Classical Music Primer

<p>In the 1960’s North Indian Classical (Hindustani) music underwent a surge of popularity in the west, particularly with the influence of Ravi Shankar over the Beatles and other popular groups of the

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Beethoven in Context: His Life and Music

Beethoven has long been regarded as one of the giants of Western music. A true revolutionary and innovator, he had an extraordinary musical imagination. His struggles against increasing deafness and other difficulties in his career have also revealed him to be a truly heroic figure. This course will chart his development from his early years in Bonn up to his death Vienna, against the turbulent political background of the time. COURSE OUTLINE Birth, education and background in Bonn... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Continuing Cello

Beloved by millions the Violoncello is one of the most mellow, elegant and romantic orchestral instruments. Be allured and experience the joy of a cello ensemble making music from the very first lesson. This course will continue to cover the basics of cello playing: all notes in first position, how to hold the bow, scales and technical exercises. Continue to learn how to read music while playing at the same time. A cello is required to join this class however the renting of a cello... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Continuing Cello

<p>Beloved by millions the Violoncello is one of the most mellow, elegant and romantic orchestral instruments. Be allured and experience the joy of a cello ensemble making music from the very first

...
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Continuing Cello

<p>Beloved by millions the Violoncello is one of the most mellow, elegant and romantic orchestral instruments. Be allured and experience the joy of a cello ensemble making music from the very first

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.