Concert 1


11.00am - 12.00 pm

St Jude's Church


Concert 2

Virtuoso percussionist 

Claire Edwardes

1.00pm - 2.00 pm

St Jude's Auditorium

Kindly Sponsored by Tertini Wines

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

J.S. Bach -
Vincent Ho
- Nostalgia

Elene Kats-Chernin -
Ella Macens







Concert 3

Soprano Taryn Fiebig and Acacia Quartet - violinists Lisa Stewart and Myee Clohessy, violist Stefan Duwe and cellist Anna Martin-Scrase

7.30pm - 8.30pm % St Jude's Church

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


Robert Schumann - 
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

Ava Pudney - organ and harp
Claire He - organ

11.00 am - 12.00 pm

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
Claire Edwardes 
Percussionist Claire Edwardes, 

1.00pm - 2.00pm 

St Jude's Auditorium

J.S. Bach

J.S. Bach  - 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

Soprano Taryn Fiebig and Acacia Quartet

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.



Organ Preludeswith Dr Allan Beavis, OAM



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. 


Festival Service led by Rev. Gavin Perkins, featuring the St Jude's



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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