Baroque and roll this festive season

Australian Chamber Choir: Baroque Christmas concerts in Sydney and Victoria


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Why baroque rocks: choral classics on tour

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THERE’S nothing quite like sticking on your favourite festive tunes and cranking up the volume in the lead up to Christmas.

And now one of Australia’s leading choir masters has the answer to why people like Christmas music so much.

“In Europe, Christmas was always a time when serious composers would compete to write music with the maximum popular appeal,” said Australian Chamber Choir founder Douglas Lawrence. 

This is why he has put together a series of baroque Christmas concerts, which the choir is bringing to Sydney and Victoria.

“It has been a delight for me to select a program of some of my favourites: Bach, Gabrieli, Sweelinck, Schütz, Scheidt and Praetorius,” he said.

Next July the choir will head off on its seventh concert tour of Europe. The ensemble has clocked up 100 concerts in Europe, with many more in Melbourne, regional Victoria, NSW and more recently, Sydney.

The 2019 tour includes concerts at Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Notre Dame in Paris, Berlin Cathedral as well as stops in Hanover, Copenhagen and Bruges. 

A Baroque Christmas dates

  • The Crypt, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, November 24, 2.30pm, 
  • Church of the Resurrection, Macedon, December 1, 3pm
  • Basilica of St Mary, Geelong, December 2, 3pm
  • St Andrew’s, Brighton, December 8, 3pm
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park, December 9, 3pm

Luxury coach return-trip available from Mt Eliza/Mornington/Frankston to Brighton click HERE 

For concert tickets click HERE 

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