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Giovanni 2012 Season Launch Soiree

posted 20 Dec 2011, 06:44 by Thomas Friberg   [ updated 4 Jan 2012, 04:54 ]
4:00pm Saturday 28 January,
The Grove Library, Peppermint Grove, Perth

In 2012 The Giovanni Consort is under new management, focussed on transforming the image of niche choral music, and the image of the Consort itself. Exciting plans are well underway and several significant changes will be implemented during the coming year (including a reduction of ticket prices), all of which will hopefully result in a greater and more diverse following. Needless to say, that we will of course keep to our tradition of polished, stylish, and high-quality singing.
The 2012 Concert Series, comprised of four mid-week concerts, reflects this new direction with performances in new and interesting spaces, including Moore & Moore Cafe in Fremantle, and the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at UWA. Over the course of the year, the Consort will present an extremely diverse selection of music from all musical periods that will feature some more mainstream choral works, but also some works which have not yet been performed in Perth. Josquin's Missa Pange Lingua, Parry's Songs of Farewell and Britten's Five Flower Songs are just a taste of what lies ahead for the Consort and the listener.

The Consort is delighted to work with two guest conductors in 2012: Joseph Nolan, who since arriving from England in 2008 has changed the face of choral music in Perth, and Jonathan Willcox (son of Sir David Willcox) who regularly conducts choirs and orchestras across five different continents. Both of these prodigious musicians will bring their individual flair to the Consort’s highly regarded, meticulous music making.

To help bring these plans to fruition, The Giovanni Consort is looking for Patrons and Subscribers who are interested in supporting the development of young musicians and the arts generally in Western Australia, and who have a passion for sublime and sensitive choral music. Subscribers will receive one ticket to each of our four concerts in 2012 at a discounted rate, while Patrons will receive two tickets to each of our four concerts, reserved seating at each concert, complimentary refreshments at every interval, the ability to purchase additional tickets at a discounted rate, and an invitation for two to an exclusive Patrons' Soiree. This will be an inaugural event designed to thank our faithful audience for their patronage, with canapés, drinks, and an intimate performance by the Consort.
Finally, I would like to extend a personal invitation for two to The Giovanni Consort's 2012 Season Launch, to be held at The Grove Library on Saturday the 28th of January at 4pm. Complimentary season brochures, canapés, and wine will be available, and the Consort will perform a selection of music to whet your musical appetite for the coming year.