NEXT EVENT: A Special extra concert on Sunday 6 November 2022


A Wagner Society in NSW in-person event

Joseph Eisinger (cello), Jessica Harper (soprano) and Bradley Gilchrist (piano)


PROGRAM:

2.00pm [AEDT]: Special extra concert with Jessica Harper (soprano), Joseph Eisinger (cello) and Bradley Gilchrist (piano) performing a selection of Germanic repertoire, Wagner, Strauss, Humperdinck and Liszt plus Wagner cello transcriptions

$40 members / $50 non-members / $20 full-time students

Refreshments provided

St Columba Community Centre

53A Ocean Street (cnr Forth Street)

Woollahra

Members of the public are most welcome!

 

About the artists

Jessica is an artist supported by the Society who has moved to Antwerp for further studies. In early September she made her debut at Semperoper Dresden. For more details of her career go to https://jessicaharpersoprano.com.

Jessica’s husband, Joseph Eisinger, has studied in Canberra, Sydney and Dresden, and is currently finishing his Masters degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp under the tutelage of Olsi Leka. Before relocating to Europe Joseph finished his Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and enjoyed working with the Opera Australia Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Philharmonia. He currently works as a casual member of the Belgian National Orchestra.

Bradley Gilchrist works extensively as a mentor for young vocal and instrumental artists. He is Music Director of the Young Artist Program at Pacific Opera and Music Director at Australia’s oldest Music Club, Music at Manly, and has played the piano at numerous Wagner Society in NSW concerts.

WAGNER SOCIETY EVENTS IN 2022

 

UPDATED 27 SEPTEMBER 2022

WEDNESDAY
ZOOM
19 January
  7.00pm [AEDT]: Documentary film makers Wayne Groom and Dr Carolyn Bilsborow talk to us from Adelaide about and show excerpts from their latest production Marjorie Lawrence: The World at her Feet

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Zoom video

by Zoom
SUNDAY
30 January
 

2.00pm [AEDT]: Recital by Rebecca MacCallionBronwyn Douglass and Bradley Kunda with Lieder by composers including Brahms, Wolf, Wagner, Berg, Marx and Richard Strauss

Program

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Mosman Art Gallery
SUNDAY
20 February
 

1.30pm [AEDT]: Talk by Robert Gay on The impact of French Grand Opera on the works of Verdi & Wagner

Program

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Hand-out

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Goethe Institut, Woollahra
WEDNESDAY
ZOOM
2 March
   

7.00pm [AEDT]: BBC broadcaster 
Christopher Cook talks to us from Deal, England, via zoom on Amfortas! Die Wunde ... Two Wounded Disciples: The post-Christian world of Parsifal and the curious symbiosis between Amfortas and Klingsor

Report

Zoom video

Talk transcript

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by Zoom
SUNDAY
13 March

 

2.00pm [AEDT]: Masterclass with Christina Henson Hayes (Warwick Fyfe's vocal coach) & Bradley Gilchrist (piano), featuring Ellen McNeil (Jane Mathews AO / PO scholarship holder), Nathan Bryon & Damien Noyce (WSNSW funded), Paul McLeod (WSNSW member) and Michael James, Anita de Lisen & Ashlee Woodgate (students of Christina Henson Hayes)with guests of honour Warwick Fyfe and Ruth Frances

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St Columba Community Centre,
Woollahra
SUNDAY
 27 March

12.30pm [AEDT]:
DVD
Silent Wagner

 

2.00pm [AEDT]: Talk by Ralph Myers [Designer of the Aix en Provence Tristan und Isolde] on Isolde in Aix

Program

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Slideshow

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Goethe Institut,
Woollahra
      

SUNDAY
10 April

12.30pm [AEST]: 
DVD
Die Feen
A delightful children’s version

2.00pm [AEST]: Talk by Peter Bassett on Hurry away then, towards the East

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Goethe Institut,
Woollahra

SUNDAY
1 May
   

1.30pm [AEST]: DVD of Fritz Lang’s masterpiece Siegfried

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Goethe Institut,
Woollahra

WEDNESDAY
ZOOM
4 May
  12.30pm [AEST]: Award winning author, scriptwriter, lecturer and journalist Erica Miner talks to us from Seattle about Wagner and Berlioz

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by Zoom
SUNDAY
29 May
  1.00pm [AEST]: AGM (Financial members only)
2.00pm: Concert by Brad Cooper, Jane Ede & Bradley Gilchrist
3.30pm: Wagner’s Birthday Celebrations

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St Columba Community Centre,
Woollahra
SUNDAY
26 June
 

2.00pm [AEST]: DVD - Marjorie Lawrence: the World at her Feet by documentary film makers Wayne Groom and Dr Carolyn Bilsborow

Report Goethe Institut,
Woollahra

 

SUNDAY
24 July

 

CANCELLED EVENT

2.00pm [AEST]: Talk by Antony Ernst

  Goethe Institut,
Woollahra

  SUNDAY
31 July

 

CHANGE IN VENUE & CAST

2.00pm [AEST]: Concert with Rebecca MacCallion, Nathan Bryon, Daniel Macey and Bradley Gilchrist (piano)

It was with deep regret that Valda Wilson was not be able to sing at this concert due to illness.

At very short notice, Rebecca MacCallion agreed to sing in Valda’s place. 

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Mosman Art Gallery

NEW VENUE:

St Columba Community Centre,
Woollahra

 

SUNDAY
21 August

 

EVENT POSTPONED TO 2023

2.00pm [AEST]: Recital of Lieder, Chansons and Opera Arias by Rachel Bate and Associate Artist David Miller AM (piano)

  Mosman Art Gallery

SUNDAY
18 September

  2.00pm [AEST]: Robert Gay continues his talk on French Grand Opera

Program

Handout

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Goethe Institut,
Woollahra
SUNDAY
6 November


 

2.00pm [AEDT]: Concert with Jessica Harper (soprano), Joseph Eisinger (cello) & Bradley Gilchrist (piano) Details

St Columba Community Centre,
Woollahra

SUNDAY
27 November
  2.00pm [AEDT]: Christmas Party & Wagner Reiseberichte Details

Robert Mitchell’s residence, Newtown