Introducing the ensemble
A colourful performance:
The man behind our name:
The Telemann Ensemble, based in Townsville, North Queensland, specialises in performing music of the baroque (with occasional excursions into earlier and slightly later music) with awareness of, and respect for, the instruments and performance traditions of the period. The ensemble was formed early in 1999 and has presented concerts and led workshops in Townsville, Atherton, Innisfail, Cairns and Brisbane.
2010 and beyond
The Telemann Ensemble celebrated its tenth year in style but the full group was unable to perform in the first half of 2010 because of an injury which took longer to heal than expected. Three of us enjoyed an opportunity to play some rather different music in 'A Breath of Australian Air' with Rodney Waterman in May.
By the middle of the year we were all looking forward to playing as a quintet again, but major changes in our members' lives began to show themselves: Danny accepted a position in Physics in Frankfurt, beginning in November 2010, and Margaret and her family decided to move to Brisbane in December 2010. As if that wasn't enough, Kaye announced that she might be leaving Cairns in a similar time-frame, and we already expected Wade to spend less time in Townsville from 2011 onwards because of his study commitments.
In the light of all these changes, we elected to put on a house concert in Townsville on September 25 to celebrate and farewell the group we have been for so long. We performed old favourites and new repertoire for family and friends, and enjoyed a social glass or two afterwards.
From this point onwards, The Telemann Ensemble will only function on a project basis, taking advantage of any opportunity for two or more of us to come together to play - whether that is in North Queensland, Brisbane or (who knows?) Frankfurt.
Concert with Robyn Mellor, Canberra-based recorder player, in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Townsville, on June 16. This event was the finale of the North Qld Recorder Society's annual workshop weekend, held in Ingham on the previous weekend - full details here, photos here.
Concert with Stephen Preston (UK) in the Court Theater, Townsville in February.
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