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Music in War and Peace - honouring the centenary of Gallipoli


7:30pm Sat April 18, 2015 at Deakin Edge, Federation Square*

2:30pm Sun April 19, 2015 at St Patrick's Cathedral, 3 Lyons St South, Ballarat

Schubert:  Mass No. 2 in G


Elgar: 'To Women', and 'For the Fallen' a musical setting of Laurence Binyon's moving poem with its well known words: "They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old". 


Andrián Pertout: Angustam Amice is a recent work commissioned by Victoria Chorale.   World premiere!    (Interview with Andrián)


Colin Brumby:  The Last to Leave also written for the Anzac centenary.


Haydn:  Farewell Symphony


Tickets:   Tel 9885-2744   or  email

                or for Deakin Edge,

                or for St Patrick's, Ballarat.

                $35 Full / $30 Conc.

                Early bird price $30/$25 before April 11



Joanna Cole - Soprano


Australian soprano Joanna Cole has performed regularly Internationally and Nationally in Opera, concerts, oratorio and recitals which has earned her a reputation for her beauty, technique, musicality and power, as well as the sweetness and clarity of her voice.   Joanna brings to each of her performances a finely honed sense of dramatic skills.   She has a prolific number of operatic roles to her credit, most of which she has sung for Opera Australia.   



Adrian McEniery  - Bass


Adrian McEniery is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He has been a member of the Young Artist Program at Victoria State Opera, where he appeared in the title role of Faust and as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.


Adrian has been a regular principal artist for Opera Australia, in roles including Edmondo in Manon Lescaut, Pang in Turandot, Andres in Berg’s Wozzeck, The Major-Domo in Der Rosenkavalier and Gregor in The Makropulos Affair.

He has also appeared  in many roles for West Australian Opera  and the Victorian Opera.




Tenor Michael Lapiña


Since 2008, tenor Michael Lapiña has been engaged with many of Australia’s leading opera houses to perform some of the most coveted tenor roles in the operatic repertoire.   His roles have included Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE, Der Tanzmeister in Strauss’ ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Cavaradossi in Puccini’s TOSCA, Pong, Emperor and Calaf in TURANDOT, Goro in MADAM BUTTERFLY, Malcolm and Macduff in Verdi’s MACBETH, Beppe and Canio in Leoncavallo’s I PAGLIACCI, Remendado in Bizet’s CARMEN, Don Alvaro in LA FORZA DEL DESTINO and the title role in Gounod’s FAUST.   Most recently, Michael received great acclaim for his performances of Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA and Manrico in IL TROVATORE.

* Federation Square has supported this event and is committed to community, social cohesion and cultural diversity
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