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May 2018

BANNOCKBURN ‘CREATORS & CRAFT’ MARKET

6 May 2018 @ 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 2018 @ 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 2018 @ 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 2018 @ 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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Free Festival Organ Recital 3 – Frank De Rosso “The Art of the Arranger”

9 May 2018 @ 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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Free Festival Organ Recital 4 – Tom Healey

10 May 2018 @ 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 2018 @ 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 2018 @ 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 2018 @ 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 2018 @ 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 2018 @ 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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July 2018

GRETA BRADMAN – LIVE IN CONCERT

1 July 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Greta Bradman sings songs from her latest CD “HOME” with pianist Kate Johnson. Tickets $52 full $45 concession available from www.gretabradman.com or at the door  

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NYCA AT THE BASILICA – National Youth Choir of Australia

5 July 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The National Youth Choir of Australia sings Bach, Britten, Elgar, Gesualdo and Poulenc. NYCA was founded in 1995 and is a nationally-auditioned SATB chamber choir for singers aged 18-26. Australia’s only truly national youth choir, it draws its membership from all States and Territories and brings together many of Australia’s best young choral singers with the aim to inspire and empower young Australian singers, developing commitment to music and the highest standards of vocal ensemble performance. Tickets $30 Adult and…

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August 2018

FROM DUFAY TO TCHAIKOWSKY  – Melbourne Chamber Choir

19 August 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

LITURGICAL MUSIC OF FRANCE AND RUSSIA Melbourne Chamber Choir Musical Director – Dr David Kram Assistant Musical Director – Alan Cook “To regret the past, to hope in the future, and never to be satisfied with the present: that is what I spend my whole life doing”. Tchaikovsky’s perfectionism can be experienced with the rarely-heard but very moving Nine Sacred Pieces, conducted by Russian expert Alan Cook. MCC’s Music Director David Kram conducts a panorama of French sacred music, encompassing…

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TRUE ROMANTICS – Australian Chamber Choir

26 August 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Australian Chamber Choir, Director- Douglas Lawrence Why is light cast upon the sorrowful? These are the first words of Brahms’ Motet Op.74. And the answer unfolds as one listens to the program. Throughout history, when composers have dwelt on emotions of sadness and longing, they have produced some of the most movingly beautiful and uplifting music. Taking in a broad range of music, from Monteverdi Madrigals to Ravel’s luscious Chansons, the program includes Elgar’s arrangement for voices of Nimrod from his…

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September 2018

How to vote for the Humans in Geelong Book in ‘Pick My Project’. Event 2

1 September 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Would you like to create a better world for our kids? Vote for the Humans in Geelong Book to – INSPIRE – CONNECT – STRENGTHEN our community. Click on link: https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/rounds/pick-my-project/ideas/humans-in-geelong-book-to-inspire-connect-strengthen-our-community Add ‘Humans in Geelong Book’ to shortlist. Register, with an email address and mobile number Verify your account/registration Click View projects. (top left corner) Pop in your suburb. Add two other great projects to your shortlist. VOTE Verify your vote – it’s only after you have verified your vote that it…

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November 2018

IN FLANDERS FIELDS – REMEMBRANCE DAY CONCERT

9 November 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Windfire Chamber Choir Conductor – Rick Prakhoff Works by Ivor Gurney, Eleanor Daley, Stephanie Martin, Edward Elgar, Fiona Yelland and Frederick Septimus Kelly with Timothy Reynolds – tenor Philip Healey – violin Ben Mitchell – reader Wendy Rechenberg – piano   Tickets $40 adult and seniors   $35 concession available from www.trybooking.com/TNVB or at the door (cash sales only).  Children and school students – free  

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December 2018

A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS – Australian Chamber Choir

2 December 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Australian Chamber Choir, Director – Douglas Lawrence In European countries across the centuries, Christmas has been marked by vibrant and joyous music-making. Serious composers would compete with each other to write music with the maximum popular appeal for adults and children alike. In this program, Douglas Lawrence presents his selection of the most entertaining Christmas music from the late 1500s to the late 1700s, with music by Bach (In dulci jubilo, Singet dem Herren, O Jesulein süss), Byrd, Handl, Palestrina, Praetorius,…

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CHERYL & PETER IN CONCERT

14 December 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Geelong’s international stars Cheryl Barker and Peter Coleman-Wright perform Arias from Opera and Oratorios Mendelssohn, Handel, Purcell, Schubert, Strauss and Novello with carols by Rutter Wendy Rechenberg – piano and Frank De Rosso – organ Tickets $50 adult and seniors   $45 concession available from www.trybooking.com/TNVC  or at the door (cash sales only). Children and school students – free  

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February 2019

A Different Hat – A Tribute to Marjorie Lawrence

17 February 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Music at the Basilica proudly presents acclaimed actor and soprano, Wendy Grose  with pianist Len Vorster in “A Different Hat”. Written by Wendy Grose, Dramaturg: Peter Stephenson-Jones This intimate one woman show fuses drama with singing, bringing to life the incredibly inspiring story of one of Australia’s most colourful and talented characters – international opera singer, Marjorie Lawrence: “Our Marj” According to Marjorie, “a lady must always travel with at least 50 hats to ensure one has the perfect hat for every occasion !” Tickets $35…

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March 2019

Creatures Creative Art Carnival

3 March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Local artists are taking over the laneway at Little Creatures Brewery on March 3rd, for our 2nd annual art carnival. There will be market stalls, art demonstrations, entertainment, and even a live art battle.  10am – 3pm at Little Creatures Brewery Village Geelong.  FREE ENTRY. Interested artists email vicky.gilbert@littlecreatures.com.au

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Nature, Design and Us

23 March 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nature, Design and Us  Saturday 23 March 2019 I wanted to introduce to you the opportunity to take part in our exciting event for Melbourne Design Week in Geelong. It is called Nature,Design and Us and is about biophilic design, our innate and fundamental need to connect to nature. Biophilic Design is part of a global movement of architects, designers, artists and planners who can see the importance of recognizing our deepest feelings of well being and sense of place to…

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April 2019

Choir of Capella St. Crucis – Easter Concert

11 April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Do not miss the opportunity to hear this award winning choir from Hannover, Germany as they present the music of J.S.Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Batholdy, Max Reger and James MacMillan in the magnificient acoustic of the Basilica of St. May of the Angels, Geelong. The sacred choral music in the a-cappella program of Capella St. Crucis for Passiontide, reflects the motto ‘Media Vita‘ (in the midst of our lives) in confronting the interwoven manifestation of life and death and the struggle…

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June 2019

CROSSXPOLLINATION 2019

28 June 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

‘Connections’ is the theme for the 2019 instalment of fibre and textile art exhibition CrossXpollinatioN. CrossXpollinatioN 2019 is taking place at COPACC this June 28 to July 17, 2019. The exhibition will be open daily in COPACC’s Civic Hall from 10am to 4pm daily. This year’s event offers an exciting group of feature artists, workshops, artist talks and participatory art experiences. The 2019 event is proudly sponsored by Tarndie and The Baronga Motor Inn.       

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – CROSSXPOLLINATION 2019 FEATURE ARTIST ERICA GRAY

28 June 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CrossXpollinatioN feature artist Erica Gray will be in the CrossXpollinatioN exhibition space and available to talk to visitors and artists about her collection of works entitled life.e.quatic.

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WEARABLE ART MARKET

29 June 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

CrossXpollinatioN’s Wearable Art Market is a boutique fibre and textile bazaar of high quality wearable art pieces and accessories. If you love handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces, this market is for you.  

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ARTIST TALK BY CROSSXPOLLINATION 2019 FEATURE ARTIST ERICA GRAY

29 June 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Queensland-based Erica Gray’s life.e.quatic is inspired by the complex structures, vivid colours and intricate patterns of marine life. She has used plastic 3D-printer filament manually extruded from a 3D pen to create a vividly coloured collection of threedimensional sea creatures. Join Erica as she talks about the messages behind her work, and delves deeper into the techniques she uses. Includes complimentary tea & coffee RSVP: By Wednesday 26 June to copacc@colacotway.vic.gov.au or 5232 9418

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July 2019

BUSY BEES – A SCHOOL HOLIDAY FIBRE ART WORKSHOP WITH VERONICA PHILLIPS

2 July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trees need bees…and so do we! The pollination services provided by bees are vital for humankind’s survival. They pollinate the plants that produce fruits, berries, nuts, seeds, roots and leaves that we eat. In this special school holiday activity, local environmental artist Veronica Phillips will help children make the connection between bees, the environment they live in and the food that they eat. Then, it’s time to get crafty, creating needle-felted bees using wool supplied from CrossXpollinatioN sponsor Tarndie. RSVP:…

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MODERN MACRAMÉ WORKSHOP WITH CHRISSY LORICCO

6 July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn the beautiful craft of macramé whilst having fun in a small, friendly class environment led by Colac fibre artist Chrissy LoRicco of WallKnots Macramé Co. If you can tie your shoe laces you can macramé! Each workshop is suitable for beginners and will teach you the skills for creating this 1970s craft, but with a modern look and feel. You will learn the three basic knots needed to create a beautiful wall hanging and a variety of different knotting…

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MODERN MACRAMÉ WORKSHOP WITH CHRISSY LORICCO

7 July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn the beautiful craft of macramé whilst having fun in a small, friendly class environment led by Colac fibre artist Chrissy LoRicco of WallKnots Macramé Co. If you can tie your shoe laces you can macramé! Each workshop is suitable for beginners and will teach you the skills for creating this 1970s craft, but with a modern look and feel. You will learn the three basic knots needed to create a beautiful wall hanging and a variety of different knotting…

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