Sydney Weekend Events

26 November 2011

Artists at the Armory
10:30am; Sunday, November 27th

Looking for a free, kid friendly event around Sydney? Make sure you check out the Artists at the Armory event! This behind-the-scenes tour gives you a peek inside the visual arts studios at historic Newington Armory.

If you like history, you’ll love this tour as you get to see the inside of the former Royal Australian Naval Armament Depot. There are over 100 heritage buildings of various ages and types that have been renovated to provide facilities for performing and visual arts as well as participatory workshops.

Newington Armory is now one of Sydney’s most exciting arts precincts so don’t miss this chance to take a peek inside. Your guide will meet you at the Information Booth on the Armory Wharf and lead you into the studios. To make the most out of this tour – don’t forget to bring bottled water and some good walking shoes!

Newington Armory

Saturday November 26th & Sunday November 27th
The 22nd Annual Glebe Music Festival is wrapping up on the weekend of the 26th & 27th – Don’t miss this fantastic music event spread out across Glebe!

Concert 8
Date: Saturday 26th November at 3pm
Location: St Scholastica’s (corner Avenue Road and Arcadia Road, Glebe)

Josie and the Emeralds will be performing one of the final performances in the Glebe Music Festival in a concert called “I Call and Cry”. For this performance, Josie and the Emeralds comprises of Josie Ryans (one of Australia’s leading early music sopranos) and The Emerald City Viols (including: Brooke Green, treble viol; Fiona Ziegler, tenor viol; Catherine Upex and Elizabeth Rumsey, bass viols)

This performance promises to be truly stunning; filled with sacred and secular love songs and consorts from the 16th Century composed by William Bryd, John Dowland, Thomas    Tallis, Jacques Arcadelt and Antonio de Cabeçon.

Tickets are $30 at the door or $20 for concessions and the early bird price. To take advantage of the early bird pricing phone 0422-334-054 or book up to and including 25th November.

Glebe Music Festival

Concert 9

Date: Sunday 27th November at 3pm
Location: St Scholastica’s (corner Avenue Road and Arcadia Road, Glebe)

For those that love acapella and chamber choir, this final concert of the Glebe Music Festival is not one to be missed. Performed by Coro Innominata, a Sydney-based chamber choir, this concert is called “Magnificat!” conducted by Wayne “Sandy” Glass. For this performance Coro Innominata will consist of sopranos – Josie Ryan and Judith Rough; Alto – Anna Dowsley; Tenor – Andrei Laptev; and Bass – Alex Knight.

Magnificat! will be an explosion of festive Baroque sound featuring Bach’s Magnificat, in its original version, and the fairly recently discovered Gloria by Handel for solo soprano and strings. Rounding out the performance will be Bach’s cantata Der Herr denket an uns and his tenderly beautiful Christmas hymn, O Jesulein süss.

Tickets are $38 for adults or $30 for concessions. Tickets are only available from or at the door. Note: When you go to purchase your tickets there’s a special offer on at the moment where if you purchase two tickets they’ll send you three.