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Friday, August 19, 2005

Dutch music for Dutch art

For those of you in Melbourne who have wanted to go to the current exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria of the "Dutch Masters from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam", or for those of you who have been wanting to see the reburbished NGV International and haven't got around to it - may I suggest that this Sunday afternoon, 21st August, may be a good time? The group I sing with is presenting a free 1 hour concert of Dutch music of the 17th century, inside the 17th century room.
We will perform music of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (who was actually Dutch), as well as Richard Dering and Peter Philips (who were not, but lived there as displaced Catholics) as well as JS Bach's motet Jesu, meine Freude.
It's all happening in the free part of the gallery, from 2-3pm, so if you don't want to pay to see the exhibition, you can still come and listen to us, as you wander through the gallery looking at artwork of the same period. Ok, blatant plug over....


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