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Teacher Concerts
2020


BACH Sonata in G major for violin and harpsichord BWV 1021

Sunday 21 June, 2020. Presented as part of our 2020 Online Winter Concert. Exclusive to Heart Strings families and friends
Robyn Bradley harpsichord, Sofia Debus baroque violin and cello

2019
 Sofia Debus Brieley Cutting
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1  Popper Martinů
11am Sunday 28th July 2019, Auditorium, C.B. Newling Building
Brieley Cutting piano, Sofia Debus violin and several Heart Strings students presented a program of striking
and beautiful works from the late Romantic and 20th Century including the complete Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1.
$2025.00 in total was raised with 100% proceeds going to the wonderful Australian Marine Conservation Society https://give.everydayhero.com/au/prokofiev-popper-martinu


2018
Camilla Tafra Sofia Debus
Cello Bello
11am Sunday 12th August 2018, Auditorium, C.B. Newling Building
Vivaldi Double Concerto, Popper Suite for 2 cellos Op 16, Handel Sonata for 2 cellos Op. 2 No. 8
Dvořák Silent Woods, Bach Inventions, Boccherini and more.
100% proceeds to BIRDLIFE AUSTRALIA birdlife.org.au 
Thank You for your generous support!
A total of $1163.00 was raised for the Birdlife Australia Preventing Extinctions Program.

2017


Bach and Beyond
Bach E major Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord BWV 1016 and soprano arias from Bach Cantatas BWV 115 & 204
Market Sunday Concert, 
12:30pm Sunday 26th November, Uniting Church



Opera in the Paddock 2017

Friday 24th March, Lazenby Hall Armidale
Saturday 25th March, Mimosa Delungra

operainthepaddock.com.au

2016


ArCo 
Barrière, Boccherini and Schubert Quintets

4pm Saturday 12th November, Inverell
2pm Sunday 20th November, Armidale
J. Barrière Sonata for Two Cellos: Adagio and Allegro Prestissimo
F. Schubert Quintet III. Scherzo (excerpt)


Thank you for your amazing support and generous response to the two Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto concerts.
We raised a total of $3142.00, more than quadruple the initial fundraising goal set. 
I. Allegro moderato
II. Canzonetta
III. Allegro vivacissimo

Armidale Symphony Orchestra
Small Town P. Sculthorpe (solo cellist)

Mozart Concerto for Harp and Flute Soloists: Isla Biffin & Nick Negerevich
Puccini Gloria with the Armidale Choral Society
Lazenby Hall, 3pm Sunday 14th August 2016




La Traviata Opera New England 2016
La Traviata

Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th January 2016

operanewengland.com

2015


mendelssohn octet

3pm 29th August, Heritage Room Tamworth Community Centre
2pm 30th August, NERAM Armidale

FREE ENTRY for school-age children
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CARMEN  
22 - 25th January 2015

operanewengland.com 
 

2014

LA BOHÈME   
23 - 26th January 2014
operanewengland.com  




NEW ENGLAND BACH FESTIVAL  9th - 11th May 2014


THE ART OF FUGUE - J. S. Bach 12:30pm Sunday 11th May, 2014 New England Regional Art Museum
Margaret Butcher violin, Sofia Debus cello, Alastair Finco French Horn &
Stephen Thorneycroft guitar
Arrangements by Stephen Thorneycroft


BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 4  7:30pm Saturday 10th May Uniting Church Armidale 
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major BWV 1049


2013


KHACHATURIAN VIOLIN CONCERTO
Fundraising Concert for the Australia for UNHCR  'Educate a Refugee Child' program 
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Allegro con fermezza
ii. Andante sostenuto
iii. Allegro vivace 
12:30pm, Sunday 27th October at Uniting Church, Rusden Street Armidale



THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

presented by Opera New England at The Michael Hoskins Centre The Armidale School

Friday 25th January 7:30 pm
Saturday 26th January 7:30 pm
Sunday 27th January 2pm


http://operanewengland.com/



2012


Nick Negerevich, Peta Blyth, Sofia Debus, Warwick Dunham
Serenade with a Touch of Jazz
7:00pm, Saturday 3rd March 2012, Tenterfield School of the Arts
Peta Blyth (soprano), Nick Negerevich (flute), Warwick Dunham (piano), Sofia Debus (violin)

Opera in the Paddock
24th March 2012, Gates open 4:00pm Performance begins 7:00pm 
Jacqueline Mabardi (soprano), Elizabeth Campbell (mezzo-soprano), Elizabeth Lewis (mezzo-soprano), Peta Blyth (soprano), James Egglestone (tenor), Barry Ryan (baritone), Phoebe Briggs (conductor) and the Mimosa Ensemble.
http://www.operainthepaddock.com.au



Bach Cantata BWV 49 'Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen'
12:30pm Sunday 29th April 2012, Armidale Uniting Church Rusden Street
Dr. Jan-Piet Knijff organ, Li Ling Chen oboe, Constance Rolfe soprano, Greg McPhan bass,
Errol Russell & Zana Clarke violin, Jodie Ostenfeld viola, Sofia Debus cello 

Beethoven Festival
Saturday 16th June, 2012 Armidale Uniting Church Rusden Street
http://jpknijff.com/beethoven-festival.html





2011

'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme' -  Cantata BuxWV100    D. Buxtehude
9:30am Sunday 27th November 2011, Armidale Uniting Church, Rusden Street
Constance Rolfe soprano, Leanne Roobol alto, Greg Mc Phan baritone, Dr. Jan-Piet Knijff organ
Jodie Ostenfeld, Margaret Butcher, Eliza Scott & Marion Barford violin, Sofia Debus cello
Buxtehude Cantata players 27.11.11


EUTICK STILL LIFE MEMORIAL GALA CONCERT, Coffs Harbour Art Gallery
Works by acclaimed Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin including
Blue Rose, Eliza Aria, Fast Blue Village 2, Mezmer, Moody Tango, Blue Silence, Russian Rag
Elena Kats-Chernin piano, David Matthews violin, Margaret Butcher violin, Sofia Debus viola, Sarah Matthews cello

Coffs Harbour,
4pm Saturday 19th November, Coffs Harbour Art Gallery



Quat's Company 


CELESTIAL SOUNDS
Music to inspire by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Mozart
Peta Blyth soprano, Li Ling Chen oboe, Dr. Jan- Piet Knijff organ, Sofia Debus violin
Dr. Jan-Piet Knijff, Peta Blyth OAM, Sofia Debus, Li Ling Chen



Grafton, 3pm Sunday August 7th 2011, Grafton Cathedral  

Li Ling Chen, Peta Blyth, Sofia Debus, Warwick Dunham
Inverell, Sunday 30th October, 2011   3pm Uniting Church

SERENADE
A delightful program of popular, well-loved classics
Peta Blyth soprano, Sofia Debus violin, Deirdre Rickards piano

Coffs Harbour, Sunday 25th September 2011, Coffs Harbour Art Gallery  
  
Gunnedah, Saturday 5th November 2011  8pm Civic Centre

MOTHER’S DAY MAGIC
A sumptuous musical bouquet 

Armidale 
Sunday 8th May 2011, 3:30pm Uniting Church, Rusden Street
Peta Blyth  soprano, Eleanor Streatfeild cello, Warwick Dunham piano, Sofia Debus violin



 



 
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