[The Choir of St James’] is a choir that can be depended upon to provide fine performances in this repertoire…In all, this was a fine performance and expectations of excellence from the musical forces of St James’ were not disappointed.

(Larry Turner, Sounds Like Sydney)

The Choir of St James’, with choirs from Santa Sabina College and Shore, and Sydney’s newest Baroque ensemble, BachBand@St James’, made its concert debut at City Recital Hall on Friday 7 April 2017, performing J.S. Bach’s St John Passion.

Performers and Acknowledgements:

Director: Warren Trevelyan-Jones      
Evangelist / Tenor: Richard Butler      
Soprano: Amy Moore      
Mezzo-Soprano: Sally-Anne Russell      
Bass Baritone: Christopher Richardson      
The Choir of St James’ Soprano:
Claire Burrell-McDonald
Roberta Diamond
Amy Moore
Elise Morton
Anna Sandstrom (Ancilla)
Brooke Shelley
Alto:
Stephanie Billon
Pip Dracakis
Nyssa Milligan
Alex Siegers
Tenor:
Owen Elsley (Servus)
Luke Iredale
Ian McCahon
Jeremy Southwood
Bass:
Patrick Baker
Andrew Fysh
Lincoln Law
Sebastien Maury (Petrus)
Philip Murray (Christus)
Andrew O’Connor (Pilatus
BachBand@St James’ Violin 1:
Stephen Freeman (Leader)
Meg Choen
Victor Avila
Violin 2:
Rafael Font Viera (Leader)
Jennifer Hoy
Viola:
Nicole Forsyth (Leader)
Thea Turnbull
Cello:
Natasha Kraemer (Continuo)
Anita Gluyas
  Bass:
Joseph Bisits
Viola da Gamba:
Shaun Ng
Organ Continuo:
Alistair Nelson
Harpsichord:
Anthony Abouhamad
  Flutes:
Mikaela Oberg
Megan Lang
Oboe/Oboe da Caccia / Oboe d’amore:
Amy Power
Kirsten Barry
Bassoon Continuo:
Brock Imison
 

 

Santa Sabina College Music Staff: Karen Carey, Sarah Feltham, and Kristina Vuceski
Shore Music Staff: Kim Barber, Robert Fox, Oliver Cameron, Sandy Robertson, Sean Hayashi, and Charlie Trumper

 

Photos (by Nick Gilbert) from the pre-concert drinks, and concert performance: