AMPAG, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Australian Brandenburg Orchestra:English Baroque with Circa

English Baroque with Circa

May 2019

Thu 02 

07:30 PM

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Llewellyn HallANU School of Music Building 100 William Herbert Place




City Recital Hall

2-12 Angel Place , Sydney, NSW, 2000, AU,



Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC, 3006, AU,



Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Corner Grey and Melbourne Street , Brisbane, QLD, 4101, AU,


A tumbling commotion of musicians and acrobats collide in an explosive collaboration of contemporary circus and music from the English Baroque.

A pasticcio created by Paul Dyer and Yaron Lifschitz with music by Purcell, Playford and Dowland.

Concert duration approximately 90 minutes, with no interval. Please note concert duration is approximate only and subject to change.

Paul Dyer Artistic Director
Yaron Lifschitz Artistic Director, CIRCA
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Performers of CIRCA
Jane Sheldon soprano

Our first collaboration with Circa French Baroque in 2015 won a Helpmann Award. In 2017 Spanish Baroque was a sold out sensation.

In 2019 English Baroque becomes the third daring collaboration between the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Circa. An inspired pasticcio by Paul Dyer and Yaron Lifschitz, with music from 16th and 17th-century England and featuring the beautiful voice of soprano Jane Sheldon, English Baroque will have you gripping your seat and gasping in awe. This breathtaking combination of Circa acrobats and Brandenburg musicians will have you spellbound from the first note to the last.

English Baroque will be launched in May 2019 in a world premiere performance at the Canberra International Music Festival on the eve of its 25th anniversary before touring to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Join us for this dazzling experience of contemporary circus and enchanting English masque and theatre music where the concert hall is transformed, exploding with sound, colour and movement.

Tickets for the the Canberra International Music Festival performance are available through Ticketek.