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Concerts 2016

Royal Consorts

Tuesday 5 January 5pm

St Peters Catholic Church
Byrnes Rd, Shoreham

Music for English Kings

Delve into the world of 17th-century England, with music written for kings and nobles during the tumult of the Civil War, tunes which reverberated in town houses and taverns throughout the country.

Performing on instruments that the composers themselves would have known, Baroque trio Latitude 37 bring to life the music of the English Civil War. Featuring works by Jenkins, Dowland, Simpson and C. Gibbons plus renditions of popular 17th century English tunes such as Greensleeves and John Come Kiss me Now.

Bach & His Ancestors

Wednesday 30 March 6pm

Melbourne Recital Centre

A sumptuous celebration of the music of 17th century Germany, including the stunning Lament by Johann Christoph Bach. Comprising music of great beauty and piety, this concert will conclude with Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous cantata Ich Habe Genug.

Royal Consort

Wednesday 13 April 7.30pm

Brisbane City Hall

Admired Australian early music ensemble Latitude 37 has been an integral part of our baroque music festival since its founding.

Known for adventurous and imaginative programming, the core ensemble of Julia Fredersdorff, Laura Vaughan and Donald Nicolson have expanded their numbers for this unique program of English music composed during the time of the Civil War that pitted Oliver Cromwell against King Charles I. Guest performers include violinist Matthew Greco, lutenist Josep Martí Duran, and tenor Brenton Spiteri.

Works by the great Henry Purcell and John Dowland are coupled with compositions by lesser-known but equally skilled composers such as Matthew Locke, John Playford, John Jenkins and Christopher Gibbons.

Bach's Circle

Tuesday 14 June 6pm

Melbourne Recital Centre

A feast from high Baroque Germany

In this concert, Latitude 37 explore the music of the great J.S. Bach, as well as pieces written by contemporary composers whom he admired.

Lorne Festival of Performing Arts

Saturday 3rd September 3pm

Waverley House Lorne


The inaugural Drawing Room Series takes audiences into the living room spaces of some of the Surf Coast’s most exquisite homes. Experience this event at Waverley House, a spectacular house in Lorne with rich historical significance.

Comprising three of the top graduates of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague reunited after years of playing experience with the finest international ensembles and artists, Latitude 37represent a new generation of period instrumentalists. Sharing a unified interest in cultivating and communicating their ancient art for the modern era, this trio will perform a very special concert at the newly-restored Waverley House.

Imagine ‘pop music’ of the 17th Century, from the killer hooks to the musical showpieces, transferred to the 21st Century, and you’ll have some idea of what’s in store. This is about as sexy as Baroque can be.

Bach & the New Generation

Monday 21 November 6pm

Melbourne Recital Centre

Charming works by J.S. Bach and his three sons

Latitude 37 presents a charming program of works that follows the transition of the High Baroque music of Johann Sebastian Bach into the Classical era, with compositions featuring the fortepiano by three of Bach’s sons.

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