As part of our renewed commitment to regional NSW and the many conservatoriums that are connected to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, we are delighted to announce our Early Music Ensemble will be touring to the Blue Mountains, Bathurst and Orange in late October.

Professor Anna Reid, Dean, has been the driving force behind this regional commitment, setting up a ‘buddy’ program in 2013, with Associate Professor Jennifer Rowley, the ‘Richard Pulley Outreach and Regional Engagement Program’, to provide opportunities for our Conservatorium students to connect with music students in regional areas via the NSW Conservatoriums network.

Please join us in Bathurst for a lunchtime concert in the beautiful and historic St. Michael and St. John’s Cathedral, on the corner of Keppel and William Streets. We will be helping the Cathedral community celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first Bishop (Matthew Quinn) and the first seven Mercy Sisters from Ireland. It also marks the beginning of a new Diocesan Pastoral Council being commissioned.

The Early Music Ensemble will perform a selection of works by Handel, Vivaldi, Geminiani and J.S. Bach, including some newly discovered works for recorder consort by Portugeuse Baroque composer Pedro de Arau’jo.


Saturday 29 October, 1pm (the concert will conclude at 2pm)


St. Michael and St. John’s Cathedral
Cnr Keppel and William Streets, Bathurst NSW 2795


Adults $10 | $5 children/seniors/concessions – available from 12.30pm on the door on the day of the concert. All proceeds will go to the restoration of the Cathedral.

The SCM Early Music Ensemble, created in 2005 by its director Associate Professor Neal Peres Da Costa, is affiliated with arguably the most vibrant centre for the study of early music and historical performance in Australia. Our students learn from musicians who regularly perform with leading national and international ensembles that foster historically informed performance (HIP) such as Ironwood, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Pinchgut Opera, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Salut! Baroque and English Baroque Soloists.


Phone: +61 2 9351 1451


More details about the regional tour can be found here.