• St Ignatius Catholic Church (map)
  • 30 Kensington Terrace
  • Toowong, QLD, 4066
  • Australia

An intimate evening of classical guitar

The UQ Chamber Singers, directed by Graeme Morton, will join Benjamin Ellerby to perform Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Romancero Gitano, a seven-movement work that embodies the history and the landscape of the Andalucían region. Based on the texts of the famous Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, the piece draws from the strong and passionate emotions of its flamenco influences – in particular the cante jondo style. 

The recital will also feature Tarantism, a four-movement work for solo guitar by Brisbane based composer Connor D’Netto. Completed in 2016, Tarantism has been well received by many of Australia’s leading guitarists and this performance will be the first time that the piece has been performed in its entirety since its premiere in May.


Full Program:

Ben Ellerby: 
Tarantism – Connor D’Netto

Siobhan Buttin and Ben Ellerby:
Three English Folk Songs – Arr. Benjamin Britten
- I Will Give My Love an Apple
- Bonny At Morn
- The Shooting of his Deer

UQ Chamber Singers*:
It was a lover and his lass – Thomas Morley
Lamentation – Joseph Twist
O salutarius hostia – Eriks Esenvalds
On Giving – Robert Davidson

Ben Ellerby and the UQ Chamber Singers*:
Romancero Gitano – Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

The concert will be free entry, however there will be a collection taken with all proceeds going towards St. Ignatius.


*denotes an ensemble in which Connor D'Netto sings