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Hamer Hall

Hamer Hall

Melbourne's major concert hall


Some forthcoming performances at Hamer Hall:

Do You Hear The People Sing?

Bayswater Makers Market

It is fifty years since Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg first met and began a collaboration that would change the course of musical theatre history with their musicals Les Misérables and Miss Saigon.

This September, leading stars from Broadway, the West End, France, Korea and Australia will gather to celebrate these unparalleled musicals and their writers in Do You Hear The People Sing?  They will be joined by a 24-piece orchestra and an ensemble of twelve singers.

This event is headlined by Michael Ball with John Owen-Jones , Rachel TuckerBobby FoxDavid HarrisSooha KimSuzie Mathers and Marie Zamoraand is the definitive celebration of the work of Boublil & Schönberg. It includes not only hits from Les Misérables and Miss Saigon but also Martin GuerreThe Pirate Queen and their very first musical together, La Révolution Française. This concert was created by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is the only celebration of their work that the duo has ever authorised.

Full details and bookings on the official website.



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Australian Chamber Orchestra - Bach

Cellist from Australian Chamber Orchestra

When it comes to dynasties of musicians and composers, the Bach family is one of the most remarkable, crowned of course by the mighty Johann Sebastian. However, his forebears were more than competent at their trade as this concert demonstrates, while his two most prominent sons - Carl Phillip Emanuel and Johann Christian - explored new paths towards the ‘storm and stress’ style and Haydn and the rococo style and Mozart respectively

It was no surprise that when White Hat compiled our list top 100 concertos, J. S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins came out as number 1. Not even the best efforts of generations of juvenile violin students have been able to destroy this work. Imagine then how it shines when played by some of Australia's finest - the Australian Chamber Orchestra with Richard Tognetti (Director) and Anna Dowsley (Principal Violin) as violin soloists. Other fine soloists include Anna Dowsley (mezzo-soprano), Helena Rathbone (violin),  Erin Helyard (harpsichord & fortepiano) and Timo-Veikko Valve (cello) in C. P. E. Bach’s virtuoistic Cello Concerto.

  • J. L. Bach Suite in G major: Overture
  • H. Bach Sonata à 5 in F major
  • J. C. Bach Meine Freundin, du bist schön: Ciaconna “Mein Freund is Mein”
  • J. S. Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043 (one of White Hat's Top 100 Concerti)
  • J. S. Bach Cantata “Widerstehe doch der Sünde” BWV54: “Widerstehe doch der Sünde”
  • J. S. Bach Cantata “Ich habe genug”, BWV82: “Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen”
  • Mozart (after J. C. Bach) Piano Concerto No.12 in A major, K.414: II. Andante
  • J. C. F. Bach Sinfonia in D minor: I. Allegro
  • J. C. F. Bach Die Amerikanerin: “Mein Herz fleucht ihr entgegen”
  • C. P. E. Bach Cello Concerto in A major, Wq.172

Pricing and online ticket sales available on Australian Chamber Orchestra website



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