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An AUSTRIAN CHRISTMAS: down-under.

  • Christ Church St Laurence 812 George St Sydney Australia (map)

Join us for a Christmas celebration as we take you on a journey through eighteenth-century Austria. This program brings to life compositions by our namesake Georg Muffat and his Italian contemporary Arcangelo Corelli, featuring his famous Christmas Concerto – rarely heard in Australia on period instruments. From Salzburg we go to the splendour of Hapsburg Vienna in music by imperial Kapellmeister Johann Joseph Fux. We celebrate Joseph Haydn, who studied Fux's influential compositions and whose music continued the rich Italian tradition in Austria. Send off 2019 in style with some of the most exquisite, slightly bizarre, and rarely heard music the eighteenth century has to offer.