New Holland Consort – Telemann & Bach



The New Holland Consort – Telemann & Bach, music and friendship concert is a performance of favourite Baroque selections by composers J.S. Bach and G.P. Telemann, presented by Act-Belong-Commit.

G.P. Telemann was one of the most prolific composers in the Baroque time period – and is still one of the most prolific composers by today’s standards. His contemporaries also regarded Telemann as one of the leading German composers. His talent was regularly compared to that of both J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel, whose compositional influences were also, of course, well-regarded. Both Bach and Telemann greatly influenced the development of the musical artform and influenced each other’s work.

Interestingly Bach and Telemann were not just close colleagues, but were also close friends. Bach even went as far as to name Telemann the godfather and namesake of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel. Thus, their relationship was one of music and friendship!

The concert will comprise inspiring chamber, orchestral and vocal works by these two renowned historical composers. All music will be performed on period instruments using historical temperament, and with historically-informed performance practices.

Ticket Information
The concert will be one hour long and will include engaging snippets and stories about the composers Telemann and Bach, as well as an introduction to the historical instruments. Come and find out what that funny, brightly-painted sarcophagus is all about and why it sounds like it does (hint: that’s the harpsichord)!

There’s also an opportunity to ‘meet and greet’ with the musicians post-concert.  Enjoy hot tea, coffee or cocoa, a slice of a healthy baked treat and a chat with your favourite musician – whether it be the flautist or one of the strings players! Refreshments are included in the ticket price. Water will also be available free of charge at the event.

Venue:  York Courthouse
15 October
Tickets: $35 (concession $20) available at door or via Eventbrite

General seating is offered. Please arrive early to secure your seat(s). Ground floor seating is universally accessible.  Seating is available in the Courthouse’s gallery, but please be advised that the gallery can only be accessed via the staircase. For those requiring assistance, we recommend ground floor seating.

Parking is available in the nearby general carparks. As this concert will be occurring on the final day of The York Festival, we encourage concert goers to arrive early to secure parking.

Our Sponsors
New Holland Consort is very grateful to our sponsors and partners, including Healthway, Act-Belong-Commit, the National Trust of Western Australia and the Shire of York.  We endeavour to engage with unique heritage venues and are thrilled to be offering for the very first time, this concert in the York Courthouse Complex, made possible through the support of the National Trust of Western Australia.


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