The Inspired JS Bach: Return from Lübeck

The Early Music Collective Sydney proudly presents a night of extraordinary musical enchantment, featuring an array of masterpieces from the Baroque era. This captivating concert will showcase the timeless works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Schenck, Heinrich Schütz, and Dietrich Buxtehude, performed by some of the country’s most exceptional musicians.

The highlight of the evening will be Bach’s poignant Cantata ‘Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit’’ BWV 106, also known as Actus Tragicus, a profoundly moving composition that will transport the audience to the heart of the Baroque period. The program will also include the delightful recorder duets of Telemann, the mesmerizing viola da gamba duets by Schenck, the transcendent motets of Schütz performed by brilliant vocal soloists, and the majestic organ works of Buxtehude that will resonate through the historic walls of St Brigid’s.

What sets this concert apart is not only the exceptional repertoire but also the unparalleled quality of the performers. The Early Music Collective Sydney is thrilled to present some of the nation’s most accomplished musicians, promising an evening of musical excellence that will leave audiences spellbound. These renowned performers bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the stage, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this concert is its accessibility. St Brigid’s is committed to making exceptional music available to everyone, and thanks to their generous support, tickets for this extraordinary event are remarkably affordable. This unique opportunity to witness some of the country’s finest musicians in action at a fraction of the usual cost is made possible by the unwavering support of St Brigid’s in Marrickville.

‘We believe that outstanding music should be enjoyed by all, and through the generous support of St Brigid’s, we can bring together some of the best performers in the country without imposing high ticket prices. It’s a celebration of the community’s love for music,’ says Karen Carey OAM, recorder performer and founder of the Early Music Collective Sydney.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the beauty and brilliance of Baroque music in the intimate setting of St Brigid’s. Join us for an evening of musical mastery on Thursday 2 May at 7:30pm, and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Bach, Telemann, Schenck, Schütz, and Buxtehude.


Karen Carey and Susan Sukkar, recorder 

Shaun Ng, viola da gamba and theorbo

Ruby Brallier, viola da gamba 

Catherine Upex, violoncello 

Joanna Butler, continuo organ 

Kurt Ison, solo organ 

Josie Ryan, soprano 

Will Varga, countertenor 

Richard Butler, tenor 

David Greco, bass


02 May 2024


Doors open at 7pm.
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm



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St Brigid's Marrickville
392 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

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