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The Hungry Numbat

An interactive musical storytelling with Bindi McFarlane and the Bronzewing String Quartet

Sat 3 July, 11:00am

Tanunda [Langmeil Lutheran Church]

Project Partners:

Royal Commonwealth Society [SA Branch] | Trinity College [Gawler]

Aimed at the under 12s, this event is fun for the whole family: you can bring an instrument to join in with a triangle, a drum, baby’s favourite rattle, a violin, or a clarinet – but maybe not your piano! (Don’t worry, if you don’t have an instrument, there will be some available on the day). Bindi will tell the story of a Hungry Numbat, musically illustrated by the Bronzewing Quartet.


Adelaide born Belinda McFarlane is a professional violinist and educator, primarily with the London Symphony Orchestra. Bindi has performed with the likes of Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta and Simone Young; with primary school children, Special Schools and Adult groups, Australian Youth Orchestra and Australian World Orchestra.



Winter: Heritage and Renewal

  • Poitr Tchaikovsky - Serenade

  • Bela Bartok – Divertimento

William Hennessy AM 


Two canonical works for string orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s beloved Serenade and Bartok’s Divertimento, a veritable “tour de force” of string technique serving the finest 20th century musical artistry.

Principal Guest Artist, William Hennessy AM, has a long association with Adelaide audiences beginning in 1985 when he formed the Australian String Quartet and was resident in Adelaide until 1996. Also, formerly Leader of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Head of Strings and Chamber Music at the University of Melbourne and now Artistic Director of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

Where & When?

Wed 30 Jun - 7:00pm

Mount Barker [UKARIA]


Thurs 1 July - 7:00pm

McLaren Vale Bocce Club


Sat 3 July - 6:00pm

Tanunda [Langmeil Lutheran Church]


Sun 4 July - 6:00pm

Goolwa [Centenary Hall]


Where & When?


Wed 16 Jun - 7:00pm
Mount Barker [UKARIA]

Thur 17 Jun - 7:00pm
McLaren Vale Bocce Club

Sat 19 Jun - 6:00pm
Gawler [Hewett Community Centre]

Sun 20 Jun- 6:00pm
Goolwa [Centenary Hall]


Festival Statesmen:

  • Eric Whitacre - Lux Aurumque

  • Billy Joel - Lullabye, arr Kirk Young

  • Billy Joel - And so it goes, arr Kirby Shaw

  • Traditional - Didn’t my Lord Deliver Daniel, arr Aaron Dale

Winter: Heritage and Renewal

​Chamber Choir

  • Heinrich Schutz - Selig sind die Toten

  • Heinrich Schutz - Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener

  • Claudio Monteverdi - Selva Morale e Spirituale: Beatus Vir, Primo

  • Thomas Lavoy - The dream I knew

  • Dan Forrest- Good Night Dear Heart

  • Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterim

Jonathan will conduct our chamber choir in old and new works, some a cappella and some with orchestra.


The program will celebrate the magnificence of
the European Baroque and the traditions it spawned across the globe. Hauntingly beautiful ecclesiastical repertoire links to the contemporary American scene as well as the styles that America in turn gave to the world by fusing European
and African traditions. And a new commission
by talented Adelaide composer Jakub Jankowski reflects on the effect of recent restrictions on our social and private lives.


Winter: Heritage and Renewal

  • Toru Takemitsu - And Then I Knew T’was Wind [Flute, Viola and Harp]

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos - Choros no 2 [arr. B. Williams for Flute and Viola]

  • Claude Debussy - Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

Villa-Lobos sits neatly between the ground breaking creativity of Debussy on the one hand and on the other, the pleasing atonality of the celebrated 20th Century Japanese composer, Toru Takemitsu.

With Linda Pirie [Fl], Rita Reichbart, [Vla] and Carolyn Burgess [Harp].

Where & When?

Sun 27 June - 3:00pm - McLaren Vale Bocce Club​

Fri 2 July - 6:00pm - Mount Barker [UKARIA]

Sun 4 July - 3:00pm - Tanunda [Langmeil Lutheran Church]

Sat 10 July - 06:00pm - Murray Bridge Town Hall

Sun 11 July - 06:00pm - Goolwa [Centenary Hall]


Suneetha Carter


Linda Pirie


Rita Reichbart

Josh van Konkelenberg
Composer / Pianist

Recital for Soprano & Piano:

Heritage and Renewal

  • Anton Dvorak - Gypsy Songs

  • Joshua van Konkelenberg - Daphne

Two contrasting works for solo female voice. Dvorak’s cycle idealizes the bond between humans and nature, and Adelaide’s Joshua van Konkelengberg re-tells Ovid’s Metamorphoses legend from Daphne’s tragic perspective. Set in a forest, and torn between dream, myth, and reality, the work portrays the schism between what we want and how the world truly is.

Where & When?

Fri 18 June- 6:00pm
Mount Barker [UKARIA]

Sun 20 June- 3:00pm 

Murray Bridge Town Hall


Joshua van Konkelengberg

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