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May 2018

Heavenly Harmonies – Gloriana Chamber Choir

5 May @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the second concert in Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival.  Directed by Andrew Raiskums, Gloriana Chamber Choir will start the program with the largest and arguably, the finest of JS Bach’s motets – Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227; this will be followed by Australian composer Clare Maclean’s “Christ the King” which makes prominent use of plainsong and Renaissance-inspired techniques. The mood of elevation in this piece carries into the Missa Papae Marcelli.  In the late sixteenth century a…

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BANNOCKBURN ‘CREATORS & CRAFT’ MARKET

6 May @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come along and stroll down the path, looking at all the wonderful homemade artistry and craft products. Metal work, woodwork, different types of jewellery, candles and quilts. Baby clothing, crochet, craftwork, needlework, beautiful homemade cards. There’s always lots to see at this market. It’s a free event, free parking in the lovely, evergrowing country suburb of Bannockburn. Stop and have a cuppa under the trees and listen to the live local musicians. Just head out the Midland Highway, towards Ballarat…

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Favourite Works for String Orchestra – Stringendo, Wendy and Friends

6 May @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the third concert in Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival.  Stringendo was a string ensemble, flexible in size, that was available over many years for concerts and special occasions. Based in Geelong and organised by Wendy Galloway, the group could be as small as a string trio or as large as a small chamber orchestra. This concert features some of our favourites from those years.  It begins with the elegance of the classical period with…

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Free Festival Organ Recital 1 – Ken George

7 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

This is part of a series of free organ recitals to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival. Ken George, organist at All Saints Church Geelong, will play some of your favourite pieces.  Drop in and enjoy!

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Free Festival Organ Recital 2 – Colin Jenkins

8 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

This is part of a series of free organ recitals to celebrate Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival. Acclaimed organist, Colin Jenkins, will play: Paraphrase on Psalm 19 ‘The Heavens Declare the Glory of God’ – Benedetto Marcello arr. Bryan Hesford Chorale Prelude and Chorale Variation ‘Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten’ BWV 691&691a [If you but permit God to prevail] – J S Bach Prelude on ‘Ave Verum Corpus’ [Adagio for Cor Anglais & Strings’…

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Clever Living Seminar 3 – How to Achieve Energy Freedom

8 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to have a comfortable home that costs nothing to run and achieves a zero carbon footprint! By combining simple energy efficiency measures with quality electrical appliances and a rooftop solar system, your home can produce more power than it uses. Learn how to reduce your power usage through smart choices for cooling/heating, hot water service, lighting, cooking & appliances, energy monitoring & control, home automation, renewable energy, photovoltaic systems, batteries and new technological advances. Presented by Richard Keech, Author…

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Free Festival Organ Recital 3 – Frank De Rosso “The Art of the Arranger”

9 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

This is part of a series of free organ recitals to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Music at the Basilica’s Annual Windfire Music Festival. Frank De Rosso, organist at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels Geelong, will play some of your favourite pieces.  Drop in and enjoy! Andante from Piano Sonata in D, K.381 – W A Mozart (1756-1791) arranged by J S Anderson; Largo (from Opera ‘Xerxes’) – G F Handel (1685-1759) arranged by C A A…

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Diversity – Julie Seal, John Seal, Andrew Blackburn and Jean Penny

9 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This is the fourth concert in Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival.  This concert will include a number of diverse works such as Georg Telemann’s “Triosonate in E minor” for flute, recorder, basso continuo, Paul Creston’s “Meditation”  for marimba and organ, Jeremy Thurlow’s “Luce si Vivace” for flute and organ, J S Bach’s “Trio-Sonata in G Major” for flute, recorder, basso continuo, Villa-Lobos’ “Etude no. 11” for vibraphone and more… Tickets $25 from www.trybooking.com/TOER , Children and school…

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Free Festival Organ Recital 4 – Tom Healey

10 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

This is part of a series of free organ recitals to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Music at the Basilica’s Annual Windfire Music Festival. Tom Healey, director and organist at St. Paul’s Church Geelong will play: Fantaisie – Camille Saint Saëns (1835-1921) Fugue No. 6 on BACH – Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Tuba Tune – Reginald Porter-Brown (1910-1982) The Question – William Wolstenholme (1865-1931) Toccata – Marcel Lanquetuit (1894-1985)

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Free Festival Organ Recital 5 – Winton Barry

11 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

This is part of a series of free organ recitals to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Music at the Basilica’s Annual Windfire Music Festival. Winton Barry, organist at Christ Church Geelong, will play: Air in D                               J S Bach Salut d’Amour                   Elgar Trumpet sonata                 Purcell (transcribed by W. Barry) Fugue in Bb                        Winton Barry Fiat Lux       …

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Passions of the Seicento – Roberta Diamond (soprano) and Nicholas Pollock (theorbo)

11 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This is the fifth concert in Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival.  This program explores the music of the Italian seicento for soprano and archlute. Featuring works from well-known composers of the seventeenth century such as Monteverdi, Strozzi and Frescobaldi, as well as less familiar names such as Mazzocchi, Merula and Kapsberger, the selection highlights the frequent equivocations between the sacred and the secular in the reflection of human passions and devotion. Tickets $25 from www.trybooking.com/TOET , Children…

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Managing Stress – Ray Reardon

12 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ray Reardon, senior lecturer in art at Deakin University in Geelong. He is still a practising artist and he has exhibited his surreal paintings in Australia and overseas. Many art awards for paintings and etchings enabled exhibitions in established galleries. Ray has also developed a unique program for managing stress. His way of relaxing meditation is quite universal, natural and accessible. The practice can help the mind rest and regenerate, cope better and avoid stress. Rays paintings, limited edition prints,…

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Peace in the Valley – Yarra Gospel Choir

12 May @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the sixth concert in Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival.  The Yarra Gospel has prepared a delightful program of gospel favourites, including upbeat spirituals Steady my tremblin’ soul and Bye and bye, African inspired songs Keep on travelin’ soldier and Kum bah yah, inspirational gospel songs Deep River and We shall overcome and Thomas A. Dorsey’s Peace in the valley. Yarra Gospel is led by an enthusiastic and experienced music team. Yvonne Giltinan is the Musical Director, and Kareene…

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Music of the Americas – Vox Angelica Geelong Chamber Choir

13 May @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the seventh concert in Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival.  Directed by Tom Healey, Vox Angelica Geelong Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir of 22 experienced choristers singing mainly a cappella music in four to eight parts and aiming to complement the growing choral and vocal ensemble scene in Geelong. Today’s concert of Music of the Americas gives just a glimpse of the huge wealth of wonderful choral music composed over some 400 years from…

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CALIBAN – Where Do The Spirits Go When The Water Rises?

14 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Edge Ensemble have created an exciting new work…. Caliban’s island is sinking. Ariel is an artificial intelligence system with the power to save the world. As tensions rise with the tides, who will survive?  Exploring the battle ground of global climate politics through the eyes of those on the front lines, this brand new Australian work floats fragments of stories from South Sudan, Afghanistan, and the Pacific Islands on a wave of dynamic energy that’s heading your way. “Western Edge Youth…

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Dr. Natalie Senjov-Makohon – Geelong’s Ukrainian Heritage

15 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Dr Natalie Senjov-Makohon as she discusses her book ‘Two Twigs’, the story of the journey taken by two groups who formed the Ukrainian Geelong community in the 1950s and early 1960s to settle in and contribute to Geelong. The first group began to arrive in Australia in 1948, and the other group’s arrival began in 1952. These two groups came from two diverse areas of Europe and united to form a Ukrainian Geelong community.

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Reimagine—the world according to children’s books. CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS TWO

19 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session Two. Exhibiting artists Bern Emmerichs and Tai Snaith will be “in-conversation” with local award winning author Sue Lawson.

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Family Fun Day

20 May @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Experience a special day of family activities; from performances to getting hands-on with technology! Explore wonderful, new ways to experience children’s books. Meet book characters and listen to tales from some of your favourite authors and illustrators. Full program details will be available mid-April from the Geelong Regional Libraries’ website grlc.vic.gov.au/

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Reimagine—Family fun day

20 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cat Rabbit & Isobel Knowles Cloud Town was safe once more 2012

Pop into the Gallery for a day of creative fun, and be inspired by Reimagine—the world according to children’s books. 10.00am to 11.30am Create your very own book cover using collage techniques inspired by the illustrations included in the exhibition. 12.00pm to 4.00pm Reimagine artists, Isobel Knowles and Cat Rabbit are hosting a fun drop-in activity exploring the magical world of Cloud Town from their illustrated children’s book, Owl Know How—help us recreate a 3D Cloud Town in the Gallery. Suitable for children 5 to 10 years old. This event coincides…

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Dr Charlie Corke – How to Plan for a Good Death

22 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Leading intensive care specialist Dr Charlie Corke explores the kinds of decisions individuals, families, and medical personnel face in a medical crisis. Dr Corke explores how to make an advanced care plan that will help people make decisions on our behalf; and how we can maintain our dignity and autonomy for as long as possible.

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Musical Mornings Presents Frankly Sinatra

23 May @ 10:30 am - 24 May @ 10:30 am

Following the outstanding success of The Great Composers…Australian Music Theatre Star Philip Gould and Award winning singer/actress Michelle Fitzmaurice team up again to sing and dance their way through 22 hits from the man they called “Chairman of The Board”…Frank Sinatra. The fascinating life story of Frank Sinatra will be told through skilfully written narration and all of this in front of the backdrop of wonderful stills of many of Franks life on the big screen. The show will also…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Bleeding Tree

23 May @ 8:00 pm - 26 May @ 8:00 pm

In a dirt-dry town in rural Australia, a shot shatters the still night. A mother and her daughters have just welcomed home the man of the house with a bullet. The only issue now is disposing of the body. Triggered into thrilling motion by an act of revenge, The Bleeding Tree is an Australian murder ballad blown up for the stage, with three strong women fighting back. Throughout, Cerini is writing is powerfully lyrical, bracingly funny and a highly original…

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Bellarine Dance Festival

26 May

The Bellarine Dance Fest is an opportunity for all dance schools, clubs and groups of the Bellarine and Greater Geelong to showcase their work. The Festival is open to all dancers aged 6-18 years to perform on stage in costume. This Festival is a stepping stone to the more formal competitions and eisteddfods presented in Melbourne and other regional centres. All dancers and teachers are welcome. Come join us – embrace the dance!

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Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine

26 May @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

What starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of epic proportions! Cleverly adapted from the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, George’s Marvellous Medicine bounds off the page in a spectacular live show for the whole family. On a good day, George can’t stand his Grandma. She complains all the time, she’s mean and she smells funny. On this particular day, Grandma is much more annoying than usual an George has had enough. “George – make me a cup…

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Trio Anima Mundi ‘By Arrangement’

27 May @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

International award-winning Trio Anima Mundi has been presenting concerts that bring an electric mix of repertoire from the great masters to little-known works since its inception in 2008. Trio Anima Mundi invite you to the second concert of their eleventh subscription series – Wanderings – in 2018. ‘By Arrangement’ showcases the transcriptions of Melbourne-based composer Tom Henry and juxtaposes these with works by the sources of his inspiration, Felix Mendelssohn and JS Bach. Cost $40. Tickets can be purchased at…

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HUNGRY GHOSTS -Melbourne Theatre Company at The Potato Shed

29 May @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

HUNGRY GHOSTS by Jean Tong How long is a piece of string if you tie one end to your home country and the other to your heart? A young Malaysian–Chinese woman leaves the security of family for the freedom of life in Australia.  Part mystery and part dark comedy, Hungry Ghosts explores what it is to be ‘missing’ – from being absent at the family dinner table to the still-missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. This is a play for those…

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HUNGRY GHOSTS -Melbourne Theatre Company evening at The Potato Shed

29 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

HUNGRY GHOSTS by Jean Tong How long is a piece of string if you tie one end to your home country and the other to your heart? A young Malaysian–Chinese woman leaves the security of family for the freedom of life in Australia.  Part mystery and part dark comedy, Hungry Ghosts explores what it is to be ‘missing’ – from being absent at the family dinner table to the still-missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. This is a play for those…

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June 2018

GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – Sense and Sensibility

7 June @ 8:00 pm - 9 June @ 8:00 pm

Kate Hamill’s sparkling adaptation of Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen on theatrical steroids. In the hands of the State Theatre Company Ensemble it will be a night at the theatre that you won’t want to miss. The newly widowed Mrs Dashwood, under much reduced circumstances, must move herself and her three daughters, the very sensible Elinor, the wild romantic Marianne and the spirited Margaret, from their grand family home to a modest cottage. But reduced social circumstances do not…

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National Celtic Folk Festival

8 June - 11 June

The National Celtic Folk Festival is an annual event held each June long week-end  in Portarlington on the Northern Bellarine Peninsula, Geelong. The festival kicks off on Friday night and runs through until Monday afternoon. The program offers a diverse range of art forms, including Traditional and ‘purist’ expressions of culture, and the evolution of these art forms overtime, along with the many interpretations of Celtic and Folk culture within the Australian setting. Come along to concerts, master classes ,workshops, …

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Musical Mornings Presents Downtown – The Songs of Petula Clark

13 June @ 10:30 am - 14 June @ 10:30 am

Downtown is a hand-clapping, toe-tapping tribute to the woman who at the height of Beatlemania wrestled the Fab Four for the number one position on the music charts – and came out on top!  Melissa Langton, music theatre favourite and star of the internationally renowned girl-group The Fabulous Singlettes, brings us the incredible songs and the fascinating story of one of Britain’s most cherished entertainers – Petula Clark. In the swinging 60’s Petula repeatedly topped the charts in every corner…

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