Friday Music
March 2016

St Stephen's Uniting Church
197 Macquarie St, Sydney
(opposite Parliament House)

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4 March


Osvaldo Gomes Dos Santos - flute
Patrick Keith - pianoforte


First movement from Piano Sonata (1990) - Carl Vine (1954 - )

Flute Sonatine (1937) - Philippe Gaubert (1879 - 1941)
1. Allegretto, très allant
2. Hommage à Schumann: Andante quasi adagio

Flute Sonatine (1937) - Walter Gieseking (1895 - 1956)
1. Moderato
2. Allegretto
3. Vivace

Black Anemones - Joseph Schwanter (1943 - )


Osvaldo started his music studies at the age of 8. Back in Brazil he was part of a Young orchestra called "Orquestra Filarmonica infanto-Juvenil de São Paulo" under the direction of the american conductor Gretchen Miller. Also in Brazil, he was part several orchestras and Wind ensembles including: Orquestra Jovem Bachiana and Banda Sinfonica Jovem de São Paulo. During that time he had lessons with: Rogerio Wolf and Helcio Latorre. In 2009 he was awarded an assistantship at Florida State University under the tutelage of Eva Amsler to pursue his master's degree. In 2011 he was awarded a merit scholarship at Depaul University in Chicago to study with Mary Stolper. In 2013 started his Doctoral studies at University of Sydney under the tutelage of Aldo Baerten.



Patrick Keith is emerging as an exciting artist, establishing himself in the field as an adventurous and experienced pianist. He recently completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance), specialising in Piano and Collaborative Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Phillip Shovk and David Miller. During his early studies, he participated in the Piano! Festival held at the Australian National Academy of Music in July 2010 under the direction of Boris Berman, which included tuition from Berman, Piers Lane, and Michael Kieran Harvey amongst others, and a broadcast for the ABC Classic FM radio for the ISCM New Music 2010 festival.

He has had the pleasure of performing with Dene Olding, sopranos Wendy Dixon and Narelle Yeo in a concert featuring Schoenberg'sPierrot Lunaire, and recitals with Goetz Richter, baritone Michael Halliwell, and flautists Geoff Collins and James Kortum.

A finalist in the Geoffrey Parsons Accompaniment Award for both 2012 and 2013, Patrick placed first in the Victoria Warren Accompaniment Award in September 2013, performing Brahms, Duparc, Ravel, and Don Banks.

In 2013, Patrick partnered with acclaimed soprano Goknur Shanal, and together they have broadcasted for FM Fine Music, and other engagements including appearances at the Willoughby Spring Festival at the Concourse, featuring a full Spanish recital, a Persian song cycle by the Pittsburgh based composer Reza Vali, Ravel's Sheherazade, and a broadcast for FM 102.9's 2013 Christmas Broadcast.

He is currently completing a Master's degree in Piano Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium, studying under Daniel Herscovitch.



11 March


NSW Police Band Wind Quintet

Andrew Bishop - Flute
Matthew Bubb - Oboe
Steven Stojcevski - Clarinet
Adrian Hallam - French Horn
Peta Goh - Bassoon
Evan Guy - Bass Clarinet (Mladi)

Wind Quintet in Ab. (1903) - Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III.   Allegretto
IV. Poco Allegretto e cantabile

Mladi (Youth). Sextet (1924) - Leos Janacek (1854 - 1928)
I. Allegro
II. Andante Sostenuto
II. Vivace
IV. Allegro animato




18 March


'Divas on Demand'


1. Dream a little dream of me - Schwandt, Andre & Kahn:
Wendy, Mikayla, Andrea, Kellie, Olivia, Suzi

2. Villanelle & L'île inconnu - Hector Berlioz from Les Nuits d'Été: Mikayla

3. Chi il bel sogno - Giacomi Puccini from La Rondine: Natalia

4. Johnny - Benjamin Britten: Stephanie

5. The Flower Duet - Léo Delibes from Lakme: Natalia & Suzi

6. Rêve d'amour - Gabriel Fauré: Andrea

7. Waltz Dream - Oscar Strauss: Wendy & Stephanie

8. Die Lotusblume - Robert Schumann: Olivia

9. Youkali - Kurt Weill: Natalia, Kellie, Andrea, Olivia

10. Oh! quands je dors - Firenz Liszt: Suzi

11. Töne, töne - Richard Strauss from Ariadne auf Naxos:
Natalia, Andrea, Stephanie, Suzi


Andrea Quaglia - Soprano
After graduating from Sydney Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music majoring in vocal performance, Andrea furthered her studies in the U.K. and Germany. During this time she performed several operatic roles including Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro, Stogumber music festival; Norina, Don Pasquale, Myer Lismann Opera; First Lady, Die Zauberflöte, Stowe Opera and Rose Maybud, Ruddygore, The University of London Opera. She has performed extensively in recitals specializing in Lieder, Chanson and Oratorio in London, Bremen, Rome and Sydney. More recent projects include singing in vocal duo Gauchas Lyricas a programme of Latin American and Spanish songs at the Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre, and choral conducting at St Marys in North Sydney and Lugar Brae in Waverley.

Kellie Hewitt-Taylor - Soprano
Early in her singing career, Kellie was a member of the Rockdale Opera Company, performing in operas such as Die Fledermaus, Tales of Hoffman and Il Trovatore. Kellie is currently a member of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and sings regularly at the Opera house, with recent performances including Belshazzar's Feast and Pure Bach. Kellie sings in the Symphony Choir supporting the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, also at the Opera House, in performances including Russian Daydreams, Elijah and the Last night of the Proms. More recently Kellie performed with the Australian Ballet Orchestra for the season of The Dream.

Mikayla Tate - Soprano
Mikayla holds a BMus in Classical Voice from AIM. Her music theatre credits include; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (CCS), Grease (SMC), Guys and Dolls (SMC), The Pirates of Penzance (CCS) as the Major Generals Daughter. More recently Mikayla has been part of the Symphony of Australia regional tour and performs regularly in recitals at St Andrews Cathedral and the Art Gallery of NSW. While studying, Mikayla performed in AIM's productions of The Fairy Queen; L'elisir d'amore and Hänsel und Gretel. In 2015 Mikayla performed with the Pacific Opera in their production of The Cunning Little Vixen. In April 2016 Mikayla will be performing with the Sutherland Shire Symphony Orchestra in their production of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. In 2016 Mikayla will commence studying for a BA (USyd) in languages.

Natalia Melnik - Soprano
Natalia was born in Moscow, Russia and moved to Sydney in 2013. She has been singing for as long as she can remember. At the age of five she was selected to attend a music primary school. At thirteen she was granted a place in a children's concert choir "Cantilena" and two years later became the choir soloist, performing in numerous concerts and touring in Russia and Europe. Natalia continued her studies in Valentina Levko's Centre of Vocal Art, singing at the Centre's concerts and other events. She currently performs in recitals, specializing in arias by Puccini, Rossini and Mozart as well as Russian Art Songs. In 2016 Natalia is commencing study for her Masters in Music in Classical Singing Performance at the Australian Institute of Music.

Olivia Morberger - Soprano
Olivia is from Canberra and is currently studying for her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of New South Wales majoring in Classical Singing Performance. As a clarinettist, Olivia has performed as a member of orchestras at Parliament House in Canberra and also with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. Since moving to Sydney in 2014, Olivia has performed at St Andrews Cathedral and at the Art Gallery of NSW, and was principal clarinet in a production of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. In 2015 Olivia toured with the Symphony of Australia and played principal clarinet in a production of Humperdinck's opera Hänsel und Gretel. Olivia is also a member of the UNSW Burgundian Choir and she sings regularly in recitals at CHIME studio as well as in concert with Divas on Demand.

Stephanie Jones - Soprano
Stephanie is a Welsh/Australian soprano who has been performing for 5 years. She studied Music and Music extension at St Monica's College, Cairns. In 2013 she sang at the Queensland Catholic Education awards and had a solo section in the combined St Monica's Gala. In 2014 Stephanie moved to Sydney to commence her Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Singing Performance at the Australian Institute of Music. Stephanie's performance credits include AIM's production of L'elisir d'amore (2014); CHIME Cushion Concert Series Recitals (2014/15); Opera Bootcamp (2015); Rockdale Opera Company's Trial by Jury (2015); Pacific Opera's production of The Cunning Little Vixen (2015). Stephanie performed the role of Gretel in Engelbert Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel in October 2015 with AIM.

Suzi Stengel - Soprano
Suzi was born in Rome, and grew up in South Africa. Commencing her studies at the University of Natal, she performed regularly as a guest soloist with the KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra; with the Friends of Music in Durban; with the Baroque 2000 orchestra and with the Early Music Ensemble. In Australia she completed her BMus (AIM). Suzi performed the role of First Lady in AIM's production of Le Nozze di Figaro. Suzi has performed regularly in recital in the St Andrew's Cathedral and the Art Gallery of NSW; at the Flute Tree; and as a member of Sydney Art Song Society. She has performed in concert for the Consulate of the Czech Republic in Sydney and for artist David Capra's Ecclesiastical Banner Project. In 2015 Suzi was guest soprano soloist with the Hourglass Ensemble for the World Premiere of Andrew Kennedy's work Hourglass Beach at the Sydney Opera House. Suzi is currently undertaking her Masters of Music degree at AIM.

Wendy Dixon - Artistic Director and Piano
As a soprano Wendy has maintained a successful international career in opera, oratorio, concert and recital work, and remains an active recitalist. She is an established singing teacher, currently tutoring at Open Academy USyd, the Australian Institute of Music and her own private studio. She is presently enrolled as a Doctoral student at USyd. Wendy is founder and director of Sydney Art Song Society Inc., producer and musical director of Opera Boot Camp Australia, curator of Cushion Concerts at CHIME and artistic director of Divas on Demand. She is a founding member with David Miller (piano) of Grevillea Ensemble renowned for their innovative programs.

Wendy Hopley - Soprano
Wendy studied violin and piano for over 10 years. She always wanted to take up singing but her career as a physiotherapist and her family took priority until in 2005 she began to sing in choirs and then commenced private singing lessons in 2008. Wendy is a past member of the Beethoven Society of Australia and the Sydney Philharmonia Symphony Chorus. She has achieved AMEB Eighth Grade Classical Singing (HD) and a TCL Advanced Certificate in Singing (Performance). She has performed in eisteddfodau; as a soloist with the Linnet Singers; in recitals with the Sydney Art Song Society; with Grass Roots Recitals; and at CHIME Cushion Concerts. Wendy is Administrator and a founding member of Divas on Demand with Wendy Dixon.




25 March


Good Friday - no lunch time recital




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