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By Cathy Irons
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Tres Cordes Baroque Ensemble is an exciting new group of ten top musicians from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Canterbury Uni.
Cathy Irons (violin) and Tomas Hurnik (cello) have performed regularly in Christchurch for several years and this time our dream has grown. We would like to expand our performance group to ten outstanding players. We invite you to join our vision!
What is your dream?We would like to take Bach"s 2nd Brandenburg Concerto with its "crazy" combination of violins, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord, oboe, recorder and trumpet out to Oxford, Akaroa and Christchurch to share with the community. It"s a visual and aural feast for the locals!
Martin Setchell (organ) will be the soloist in Handel"s delightful Organ Concerto in F "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale." We also will perform works by Vivaldi and Charpentier.
Tomas Hurnik (cello) is an expert in Baroque period style so we"re going to create a pure and blended authentic sound to captivate our audience.
Concert dates are 26, 27 and 28 Oct so we would love you to come along, tell your friends and sponsor us from afar. Keep an eye on my website.
Why is it special?Some of these places don"t have concert series, and for them bringing music out to their communities will be a real treat. Help us hit the road!
Who are Tres Cordes Baroque Ensemble?You may have heard of some of us: Cathy Irons, Bogdan Kievski, Nicky Fogden-Smith (violins), Tomas Hurnik (cello), Martin Setchell (organ/harpsichord), Bruce Roberts (trumpet), Jenny Johnson (oboe), Vyvyan Yendoll (viola), Ross Radford (double bass).
We"re all active in the music scene in Christchurch, but now we"re going to put our energy in a magnificent concert - together.
How can I help?Our budget is $6800. Don"t be scared though - we are asking for $1500 through Pledge Me!
We have raised $3600 through Christchurch Community Arts Council and the Waimakariri District Council - thanks so much for your support.
We need funds to pay for 2 more hall hires and advertising - printing and the design of an awesome poster so we can let people know we are coming. A few petrol vouchers for travel would be great too.
It"s easy - select the reward you like, click on the Review and Pledge button. Enter your information and click Pledge Now.
If we make the goal by the deadline, your credit card is charged and you get the rewards.
If we don"t make our goal, then you don"t get charged or receive rewards and our audience will be a lot smaller.
Personally I am really hoping to exceed our goal so we can give a small donation to each musician for the energy and time they will put into the rehearsals and performance.
So please do come along, invite your friends and support us!
Cathy and Tomas at a recent library performance
While many people arrived especially for the performance, others who were just happening by couldn’t help but stop and listen on in wonder. It quickly became apparent that there were nowhere near enough seats for all in attendance and the popularity of the event brought a warmth to the library which was sorely needed on such a chill day. The performance ended with a generous amount of applause and people went on their way with lifted spirits and the knowledge that they had heard something a little bit special.
From a personal point of view it was so nice to be at work and to have the opportunity to listen to some wonderful music being performed by such accomplished musicians. Thanks again to Cathy and Tomas for providing those present with a marvelous experience.
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