Concert 1
Virtuoso percussionist 

Claire Edwardes

1.00pm - 2.15pm

St Jude's Auditorium

Kindly Sponsored by Tertini Wines

J.S. Bach - O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded

Vincent Ho - Nostalgia
Ella Macens - Verve (Australian work)
Kate Moore - Spel (Australian work)

Elena Kats-Chernin - Violet's Etude
Choro (Australian work)

Andrew Ford - Hook (World Premiere) (Australian work)
Claire Edwardes - Screeches & Sorrows (Australian work)
Matthew Hindson  - Flash (Australian work)

Ella Macens - World Premiere commissioned especially for BAMF 2020 (Australian work)

We are excited to announce BAMF 2020 will open with a recital by internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning percussion 'superwoman' Claire Edwardes. Her dazzling performance will feature two World Premiere works, one by Sydney based composer Ella Macens and the other by our very own Southern Highlands local, Andrew Ford. Don't miss this unique chance to hear the wonderful spectrum of textures Edwardes can create on her marimba, waterphone, vibraphone and woodblocks.

"Edwardes colours everything she plays with exuberance, intelligence and sensitivity!' Limelight Magazine

We welcome you to join us after the concert at the Festival Opening 

Reception for a glass of
Tertini sparkling wine and canapés.


Concert 2

Emerging Artists 
Organist Hamish Wagstaff and Oboist Mikaela Sukkar

4.00pm - 5.00pm

St Jude's Church

Kindly sponsored by Berrima District Music Group


J.S. Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Anna Amalia - Sonata in F major

D. Buxtehude - Prelude in C BuxWV 137

Jeanne Demessieux - Rorate Caeli and Attende Domine
C.Franck - Cantabile in B major

B. Britten - 6 Metamorphoses After Ovid
Sarah Elise Thompson - 'Retreat'  World Premiere commission for BAMF 2020 (Australian work)

We welcome our talented emerging artists Mikaela Sukkar, oboist with the Australian Youth Orchestra, and Hamish Wagstaff, Assistant Organist and Conductor at Christ Church St Lawrence. Their beautiful program includes music from the rarely hear 18th century German Princess Anna Amalia and a new composition, written especially for them by fellow Sydney Conservatorium of Music graduate Sarah Elise Thompson. 


Concert 3

Pianist Aura Go and Acacia Quartet - violinists Lisa Stewart and Myee Clohessy, violist Stefan Duwe and cellist Anna Martin-Scrase

7.00pm - 9.00pm

St Jude's Church

Fanny Mendelssohn - String Quartet in E flat major
Clara Schumann - 4 Pieces fugitives Op. 15

Interval - Enjoy Complimentary refreshments

Amy Beach - Piano Quintet Op. 67

Amy Beach was one of the most celebrated composers of the 19th and 20th centuries, but have you heard of her? Like Fanny Mendelssohn, who was banned by her own father from publishing her compositions, and Clara Schumann who, due to social constraint believed 'a woman must not desire to compose', Amy Beach was told her flourishing concert career must stop once she wed her husband. 

In spite of these restrictions, these three remarkable women wrote over 700 works between them. BAMF's ensemble in residence, Acacia Quartet and pianist Aura Go are proud to dedicate their concert to these exceptional women, all brilliant pianists and composers in their day. 


Concert 4

International Organist
David Reccia Chynoweth

10.30am - 11.30am

St Jude's Church

J.S. Bach - Fantasia & Fugue in G min BWV 542
Graeme Koehne - To His Servant Bach, God Grants A Final Glimpse (Australian work)

Fanny Mendelssohn - Prelude in F

Felix Mendelssohn - Andante religioso

G. Handel - Concerto in B flat major Op. 4 Nr 2

A. Guilmant - Final from Sonata No. 1 in D min


Originally from Canberra, David received his first piano lessons at the age of six. He furthered his musical tuition in Organ Performance, Piano, Composition and Harpsichord in Europe and received a Diploma in Organ with distinction from the Conservatorium of Music in Frosinone in Italy. David then completed a Masters of Music majoring in Organ at the Universitat fur Musik in Vienna.  Since 2011, he has been based in Italy and has performed extensively in Austria, the United States, Spain, Germany, Australia and England. 




Concert 5

Ensemble Offspring with the narrator
Katia Molino

A special concert for children and the young at heart!
Percussionist Claire Edwardes, Flutist Lamorna Nightingale, clarinettist Jason Noble, violinist Veronique Serret and cellist Rowena Macneish.

1.00pm - 2.00pm 

St Jude's Auditorium

Holly Harrison - Mad Hatter's Tea Party (Australian work)
Ross Edwards - Animisms (Australian work)
Holly Harrison - Vibe Rant (Australian work)
Ned McGowan - Annabel

Known as Australia's award-winning new music champions, Ensemble Offspring will be joined by the entertaining narrator Katia Molino (Theatre Kantanja / NORPA) for a humorous concert for children and the young at heart! Listen carefully to the interplay between instruments in Holly Harrison's whimsical 'Mad Hatter's Tea Party' and Ned McGowan's cheeky piece about a princess who is good every day, except on Saturdays! This is sure to bring out the inner child in you...



Concert 6

Virtuoso Piano Recital 
Aura Go 

3.00pm - 4.00pm

St Jude's Church

Hélène Tham - Pieces for Piano

Helvi Leiviskä - Sonatina 
Leevi Madetoja - Garden of Death
E. Grieg - Selection of Lyric Pieces including Berceuse, Butterflying, Bell Ringing and March of The Dwarfs.

Following post-graduate studies at the Yale School of Music, pianist Aura Gowa was based in Helsinki for seven years, where she completed her doctorate at the Sibelius Academy and became a sought-after performer of Finnish works.  While living overseas, Aura made numerous recording for the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation and became a frequent performer across the Nordic region and at international music festivals. In Australia, Aura has performed at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and the Huntington Estate Music Festival. Aura's solo recital at  BAMF 2020 is kindly supported by the Musica Viva's FutureMaker program and will feature lyrical Romantic repertoire from Finland, Sweden and Norway.


Concert 7

Soprano Taryn Fiebig and Acacia Quartet

6.00pm - 7.30pm

St Jude's Church

Kindly Sponsored by Tertini Wines

Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Five Songs arranged by Ann Carr-Boyd (Australian work)
L. Beethoven - String Quartet No. 16 in F major Op. 135 

Interval - Enjoy Complimentary refreshments
O. Golijov - How Slow The Wind 
R. Vaughan Williams - Lark Ascending
Alfred Hill - Mopoke
and I thought I Heard a Magpie Call (Australian works)

Iain Grandage - The Owl and The Pussy Cat (Australian work)

Helpmann Award-winning soprano, Taryn Fiebig. is one of Australia's most beloved leading ladies. Known for her incredible range of roles - Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Galatea (Acis and Galatea), The Woodbird (Der Ring des Nibelungen), Pamona (Die Zauberflöte), Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady) to name a few. Taryn steps away from the Opera House stage to sing an intimate recital with our festival favourites, the esteemed Acacia Quartet. This will be an evening to remember so book early!

BAMF Society Member's Event

7.45 pm

Become a Society Member and buy a ticket to this special annual post-concert event with Tertini wine, hors oeuvres and a

chance to mingle with our celebrated Bamf 2020 Artists and Composers.



Festival Service led by Rev. Gavin Perkins, featuring the St Jude's
Singers directed by Allan Beavis 

10.00am - 11.15am

St Jude's Church

R. Vaughan Williams - Te Deum in G 

C. Villiers Stanford - Jubilate in C

Sir John Stainer - I was Glad

All are welcome to this special Festival Service. Please note, no reserved seating.



Concert 8

Bell a Cappella directed by Anthony Pasquill with organist Hamish Wagstaff

12.30pm - 1.30pm

St Jude's Church


Hildegard von Bingen - Spiritus Sanctus Vivificans

J.S. Bach - Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227
Alice Chance - Holy Dreaming (Australian work)

Imogen Holst  - Mass in A minor

Founded in 1995, Bel a Cappella is a Sydney based chamber choir dedicated to the performance of diverse, sublimely beautiful and powerfully evocative choral music. Anthony Pasquill has been their Musical Director since 2009 and has led Bel a Cappella on two international tours to Europe, with performances at St Peter's Basilica (Rome), St Mark's Basilica (Venice), Melk Abbey (Austria), the Schönbrunn Palace (Vienna) as well as churches in Berlin, Leipzig, Prague, Dresden, Hodonin, Budapest and Krakow. 

Bel a Cappella look forward to their debut at the Bowral Autumn Music Festival. 


Sunday Luncheon 


Enjoy Sunday Lunch between concerts.  

Refer ticketing page for tickets



Concert 9

Highlands Music Collective and The Roma Strings directed by Myee Clohessy with solo clarinettist Alexandra Donaldson

3.30pm - 4.30pm 

St Jude's Church


O. Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 3
G. Finzi  - Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and Orchestra Op. 23

W.A. Mozart - Divertimento in D major K.136

Highlands Music Collective

violinists Myee Clohessy, Kate Malone, Jillian Bridge, Emily Sinden, Alex Dening, Mary Bokey, violists, Laura McCrow, Tim Senior and Xanthe Carr-Boyd, cellists Catherine Barnett and Sarah Hicks, double bassist Ethan Ireland.

The Roma Strings

violinists Alexander Martinek, Aiofe Barrett-Lennard, Rose Barnett, Matthew Heywood, Chloe Johnston, Maya Bos-Woods, Rachael Heywood, violist Luke Bowen, Oskar Bos-Woods, cellist Owen Foster. 

After the highly successful concert at BAMF 2019, Myee Clohessy formed the Highlands Music Collective (HMC) to gather local musicians who share her pursuit of excellence and great passion for music.  Talented local clarinettist, Alexandra Donaldson will join them to showcase the deep, tender hues and versatility of the clarinet. To salute the end of the 2020 Bowral Autumn Music Festival the HMC will be joined by The Roma Strings (a local ensemble for talented teenagers) for Mozart's joyful Divertimento in D major K.136. 


Organ Preludes
with Dr Allan Beavis, OAM


15 minutes prior to the following concerts our church organist Allan Beavis will perform music by Johann Sebastian Bach. 


Please be seated early to enjoy these wonderful works. 

Friday 29 March  7.00pm

J.S. Bach - Prelude in C BWV 547

Saturday 30 March  6.00pm

J.S. Bach - Toccata in C BWV 564

Sunday 31 March  3.30pm

J.S. Bach - Toccata in C BWV 566

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