Chisholm St: Baroque

Chisholm St: Baroque

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    608 Chisholm St

    608 Chisholm Street

    Black Hill, VIC 3350


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    Chisholm St: Baroque features the finery of J.S. Bach spoken through the sumptuous tones of the viola and piano.

    About this event

    Chisholm St is a new performance space on Wadawurrung country, Ballarat.

    Launched in March 2021, this monthly performance platform was born from the host's desire to support local musicians and wordsmiths. It is an intimate experience for audiences.

    This series has been postponed twice through Victoria's 2021 lockdowns. Thank you to those who chose to hang on to their tickets.

    Chisholm St: Baroque features works by J.S. Bach, performed by local musicians, Michael Davey (viola), and Jack L. Stacey (piano). Read more about these wonderful musicians below.

    You are welcome to bring a beverage of your choice to enjoy afterwards; other refreshments are included in the ticket price. Please bring warm clothes as the performance space is open to an undercover deck.

    Covid-safe information

    The new rules about vaccination stipulate that full vaccination is required for artists to share their work in public, so you can be reassured that all performers involved with Chisholm St are fully vaccinated. People attending entertainment venues must be double-vaccinated and be able show proof of such upon entry. Masks will need to be worn if you are seated indoors unless a medical exemption applies, however, masks are not required for the outdoor seating area. Hand-sanitiser and a QR code for checking-in will be provided at Chisholm St.

    Wheelchair access is available. Child friendly: children free if they can sit on a parent's lap, or can enjoy the garden and cubby house during the performance.

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    Michael Davey - violist

    Michael was accepted into the Elder Conservatorium of Music aged16. Since then he has played in such concert halls as the Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall and the Concertgebouw. Professionally he has performed with Orchestra Victoria, Australian International Opera Company, and the Art of Sound Orchestra. As a viola player Michael has developed a keen interest in chamber music over his career having performed at the Townsville International Chamber Music Festival as well as the Mimir Chamber Music Festival in Melbourne and Fort Worth, Texas.

    Michael’s two biggest musical inspirations to date are Richard Gill - an Australian musical education giant and pioneer and Ivry Gitlis – to Michael, one of the great string players of all time. Both have inspired Michael and continue to inspire him with their philosophies surrounding music education and performance.

    He has a passion for instrumental teaching and holds a Master of Music in Performance Teaching from the University of Melbourne. Michael specialises in violin and viola instruction. To Michael, music performance and education should be centred on the notion of expressing oneself and life experiences through the story telling capacity of music.

    Read more about Michael here:

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    Jack L. Stacey - pianist and composer

    Throughout much of his childhood, Jack relied heavily on music as his primary means of expression. Neurodiverse since a young age, Jack enhanced his understanding of the world around him by expressing himself through his connections with music. It was clear he had an undeniable affection for music.

    In his teenage years, Jack was among the final prize winners in the Australian Children’s Music Foundation Song Writing Competition and performed his original orchestral composition ‘The Night’s Lullaby’ with the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra in 2010. He also participated in consecutive APRA Tropscore competitions and was one of four finalists in the Tropscore Jr. competition in 2013.

    Jack completed his VCE Music studies and performed at the Top Class Sounds Concert in 2017. He was honoured to receive the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for Composition for his original piece: “Nightfall’s Lament”. He completed his course for the Bachelor of Music in 2020 at the University of New England, Armidale, and is currently studying his Honours year, majoring in composition. He was awarded the Cecil Hill Prize and successfully received the Jean M Oxley Memorial Scholarship to help continue his studies for his outstanding achievements. Jack is currently studying for his AMEB LMusA.

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