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2010 Beyond Bach

Italian Forum Cultural Centre
27 and 28 March 2010

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Our "Beyond Bach" concerts at the new Leichhardt Italian Forum Cultural Centre in March 2010 were a huge success.  In addition to works by JS Bach, the program featured the world premieres of three new works commissioned by LEC and inspired by the Australian landscape.  The Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, led by Artistic Director Michelle Leonard, approached the Australian landscape through the eyes and ears of nineteenth century explorers.

JS Bach                  Excerpts from Cantatas 36 and 61
Andrew Schultz  * Simplify, Simplify
David Basden     *The Birds
Sally Whitwell         Ad Astre Per Aspera
Luke Byrne         *Such Country
                                   - El Nino (Instrumental)
                                   - Ludwig Leichhardt
                                   - La Nina
                                   - The Inland Sea
                                   - The Wanderer's Return
        * World premieres

Audience members loved the atmospheric music  and the great acoustics of the new Cultural Centre in The Italian Forum (Norton Street, Leichhardt).

Audience applause after the Beyond Bach concert 2010