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Songs of Home at Swifts


Songs of Home at Swifts

  • Date: Friday, 18 October 2019, 10:30-1130am
  • Venue: Swifts — Darling Point Road , Darling Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $65 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

This event is a MEMBERS EVENT for members of the Sydney Living Museums.

A rare musical performance in the elegant ballroom of Swifts, one of Sydney’s most beautiful and historically significant private homes. Arguably the jewel of the ballroom is the Fincham & Hobday organ, which will be expertly brought to life by renowned organist Dr Grace Chan and tenor Mr Koen van Stade, with a guest singing appearance by Sydney Living Museums’ very own Dr Matthew Stephens.

The performance has been developed to complement the Songs of Home exhibition currently on display at the Museum of Sydney, which evocatively tells the story of music played in the home in colonial NSW. 

Performers: Dr Grace Chan (Organ); Koen Van Stade (Tenor); Dr Matthew Stephens (Tenor); Dr Neal Peres Da Costa 


Featured non-Australian music: London Bridge JL Molloy, Let me wander not unseen GF Handel, Toccata D minor JS Bach, Voluntary A min Stanley, Air from Magic Flute WA Mozart

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to gcha4667@uni.sydney.edu.au

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 Australia the wide and free (A 'solemn ode’ to inaugurate Sydney's first Municipal Council (1842) by Isaac Nathan
 She walks in Beauty from “Hebrew Melodies” by Isaac Nathan
 Visions of Youth from “Don John” by Isaac Nathan

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