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FUNDRAISER: Monteverdi and Minestrone

Delight your musical and culinary senses with a live performances of Monteverdi love arias accompanied by Italian gastronomical delights prepared by Celebrity Chef, Stefano de Pieri!


Claudio Monteverdi, Ninfa che scalza il piede
                                      Con che soavita
                                      Pur ti miro, pur ti godo
Giovanni Picchi, Toccata
Claudio Monteverdi, Mentre vaga Angioletta
                                      Gira el nemico
Girolamo Frescobaldi, Cento partite sopra passacagli
Claudio Monteverdi, Amor: Lamento della Ninfa

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The Great Hall, Saturday 27 July, 6.45pm-9.30pm
Guest arrival: 6.45-7.15pm + Meet Stefano di Pieri!
Doors closed: 7.15pm
Performance starts: 7.30pm

$120 per seat
$110 restricted viewing seats just released!
Live music, food and alcohol included.
Online tickets sales only through Trybooking here
Trybooking note: Each row on the seating plan corresponds to a table in the Great Hall. Please allocate your preferred seating in rows which will correspond to a table. A whole row equals a whole table.
**Seats have restricted viewing of performers. Limited number of seats available.

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John O’Donnell: Monash University Organist, Founder/Director of Ensemble Gombert and Director of Music at All Saints’, East St Kilda. John performs regularly as conductor, organist, harpsichordist and pianist. He has undertaken 21 concert tours of Europe and 12 of North America. He is the first person ever to perform Bach’s complete keyboard works in public, a total of 29 recitals. His recordings of Johann Caspar Kerll and Bach have met with international acclaim, an album of the latter named “Best Recording of the Year” (2000) in the London International Record Review. In 2014 he directed four performances of the oldest extant opera, Peri’s Euridice, at the Woodend Winter Arts Festival.

Christopher Roache: is a Melbourne-based tenor and countertenor, working both as a freelance singer and singing teacher. Completing a Bachelor of Music with honours at The University of Melbourne in 2009, he has since spent two years singing in the UK, with one year as both an alto and tenor choral scholar at Wells Cathedral, as well as singing with a number of renowned choirs in London and Oxford. Christopher performed as the tenor evangelist in the 2019 Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival performance of Arvo Pärt’s Passio. Late last year Christopher performed as the tenor soloist for the Australian Bach Society’s performance of Bach’s Four Lutheran Masses. Christopher featured in multiple concerts as the tenor soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the American singer-songwriter, Ben Folds. Christopher is employed as singing tutor for the Choir of Trinity College, The University of Melbourne, and classroom music teacher at Sophia Mundi Steiner School, Abbotsford.

Michelle Clark: A scholar with the Choir of Trinity College during her undergraduate studies, Michelle Clark graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2012. Since then she has enjoyed singing with vocal groups such as the Consort of Melbourne, John O’Donnell’s Ensemble Gombert, The Australian Chamber Choir, Polyphonic Voices, and The Old Cathedral Voices. Michelle performed the role of Venire in Jacopo Peri's L'Euridice during the 2014 Woodend Winter Arts Festival (WWAF). She was part of a quintet that presented a recital series of Claudio Monteverdi works during the Melbourne Festival in 2015, which evolved into ‘Monteverdi and Minestrone’ at the 2016 WWAF. Michelle has also performed as the soprano soloist for Bach’s Mass in B Minor during the the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival, as well as Bach’s Magnificat and Ascension Oratorio during the WWAF in 2016. Michelle has toured extensively throughout Europe with both the Australian Chamber Choir and the Choir of Trinity College.