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Colonial Chords : Music for banjo, mandolin and guitar from Queensland’s earliest colonial days

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Colonial Chords : Music for banjo, mandolin and guitar from Queensland’s earliest colonial days

  • Date: Sunday, 14 October 2018, 3:00pm
  • Venue: Commissariat Store — 115 William Street, Brisbane, QLD
  • Tickets: Adults: $30 | Children: FREE | Concession: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (07) 3221 4198

Event Details

Colonial Chords - music for banjo, mandolin and guitar from Queensland’s earliest colonial days. The Enoggera Ensemble, together with the Commissariat Store invite you into their home for Brisbane Open House, 2018. This special concert will feature fascinating historical music for banjo, mandolin and guitar previously performed in Queensland since the 1840s. Hear folk songs from Scotland and Austria as well as arrangements of arias from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. Enjoy a selection of popular dance music, and revel in works that were brought to local audiences by visiting banjo, mandolin and guitar troupes such as the Jungfrau Kapelle (Switzerland), the Royal Hawaiians and several minstrel groups (from America). Hear an extra special parlour guitar built in 1858!

The concert will take place in the store room of the Commissariat Store at 3:00pm on Sunday, October 14th followed by refreshments and the opportunity to explore the iconic building. The Commissariat Store is Queensland’s oldest habitable, and most significant heritage building. The lower two floors of this magnificent building were convict built during 1828 and 1829. The third floor, now the main entrance from William Street was added in 1913. The Enoggera Ensemble comprises Marissa Carroll (mandolin), Joel Woods (banjo and mandola) and Dominic Ward (guitar) and is led by Duncan Gardiner, a professional guitarist, composer and music researcher who is undertaking a Doctor of Musical Arts research degree at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

The Enoggera Ensemble promises a highly original and unique concert experience taking you back to yesteryear and beyond with their blend of classical, jazz, folk and Australiana. This special concert will include music previously performed in Queensland since the 1840s.

The programme will feature: Secret Love Gavotte (Johann Resch), The Trumpeters Galop (Charles Coote Jnr), The Directorate March (John Philip Sousa), Lancashire Clogs (Emile Grimshaw), Canzonetta ‘Deh vieni alla finestra’ (W.A. Mozart), True Blue March (Ezra Read), Annie Lawrie (Trad. Scottish), Ländler (Johann Kaspar Mertz), Abschied (Mauro Giuliani), Reverie (Giulio Regondi), The Darkey’s Dream (George Lansing), Ay Chiquita (Sebastián Iradier), Enoggera (Duncan Gardine

Featured non-Australian music: Secret Love Gavotte (Johann Resch), The Trumpeters Galop (Charles Coote Jnr), The Directorate March (John Philip Sousa), Lancashire Clogs (Emile Grimshaw), Canzonetta ‘Deh vieni alla finestra’ (W.A. Mozart), True Blue March (Ezra Read), Annie Lawrie (Trad

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (07) 3221 4198 or by email to info@queenslandhistory.org.au

Featured Australian Works

 Enoggera by Duncan Gardiner — World premiere

Featured artists

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