Third Monday of the Month

A concert (venue and time as per notice) or 10.00 for 10.30 am in the Lyceum Rooms

Members and guests welcome

Enquiries to Circle Convener – Guests email Members refer to Members Only Page for the Convener’s contact details




2017 Music Circles

November: DVD African Footprint (Musical) approx. 89 mins. Rec in South Africa, World Premier 11th May 2017

October: DVD Written on Skin (Opera) approx. 90 mins. Premiered 2012, New Work. First performance at ROHC March 2013. Recorded in 2013 ROHC

September: DVD The Enchanted Island Part 2 approx. 82 mins Inspired by The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

August: DVD The Enchanted Island (A Baroque Pastiche) Part 1

July: DVD Cabaret Musical

June: combined with Walking into History Circle for demonstration of Brisbane City Hall Organ

May: CD Amir Farad plays Javad Maroufi, recorded 2014. Instrumental.

April: Change of date due to Easter. DVD “Death in Venice” Ballet John Neumeier; recorded Baden-Baden 2004.

March: DVD “Robin Hood.” Act 1 (composed 2013) approx. 80 mins. Recorded Finland 2013. “Opera for all the family”.

February: Anna Russell “The (First) Farewell Concert.” Recorded at the Baltimore Museum of Art Nov 1984.


November: World Hits from Berlin to Broadway, Renee Fleming and Klaus Florian Vogt, Staatskapelle Dresden, Conducted by Christian Thielemann, Semperoper DresdenOctober: Cox and Box. Gilbert and Sullivan “1 Act” London Symphony Orchestra

September: La Finta Giardiniera W.A Mozart. Edited 1st Act, Acts 2 and 3. Salzburger Festspiele

August: Platee (Plataea) by Jean Philippe Rameau Acts 2 and 3, Opera National de Paris

July: The Elgar Cello concerto, opus 85, Jacqueline du Pre, The New Philharmonic Orchestra. Beethoven Piano Trio No 5 in D major Op. 70, No 1 Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zukerman. Remastered in 2012

June Spartacus by Khachaturian, Acts 1 and 3 with Carlos Acosta, Bolshoi Ballet Palais  Garnier

May Platee (Plataea) by Jean Philippe Rameau , Acts 2 and 3, Opera National de Paris, 2002 

April In The Footsteps of Famous Composers Jacques Offenbach 2012 DVD 50 mins.

March Enigma Variations and Hidden Portrait by Elgar

February Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach.  1971 production from the Hamburg State Opera. DVD 101 mins.


2015 Circles

November West Side Story

October  No Circle

September Gustav Mahler Song of the Earth, Richard Strauss Death and Transfiguration with Paul Groves and Thomas Hampson

August The Young Pavarotti DVD

July The New Desert Song with Kathryn Grayson and Gordon MacRae

June J. S. Bach St. Matthew Passion Recorded Baden-Baden 2005. Ballet choreographed by John Neumeier set to the Oratorio St Matthew Passion

May Rameau Les Indes Galantes (no translation) opera ballet Acts 3 and 4

April Verdi Requiem

March Britten The Turn of the Screw

February Jill Perryman and June Bronhill Live in Australia BP Supershow (DVD 61 mins)

2014 Circles

November Act Three Siegfried by Richard Wagner, Staatsoper Stuttgart, 2002-3 production Lisa Gasteen as Brunhilde, Jon FredricWest as Siegfried

October Carmina Burana by Carl Orf

September Béla Bartók Bluebeard’s Castle conducted by Sir Georg Solti

August Beethoven for All Documentary on Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra plus Fourth Movement of the Ninth Symphony

July Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)

June Sappho Acts Two and Three

May Sappho Peggy Glanville- Hicks. Overture and Act One. This is the first recording of Peggy Glanville Hicks last grand opera, recorded in 2012 and is quite a tale in its own right. Audio – Running time 61 minutes

April No Circle  (Easter)

March A Feather on the Breath of God by Hildegard von Bingen, performed by, Emma Kirkby, Gothic Voices and Andrew Lawrence-King – Audio DVD The Life of Hildegard von Bingen