Genesis Baroque – Holding Court with J.S. Bach

J.S. Bach

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Genesis Baroque make its Melbourne Recital Centre debut with an exploration of J.S. Bach’s humanity and charisma.

Described as a ‘unique and polished – and importantly, welcome – voice in the Melbourne music scene’ (Cut Common), Genesis Baroque first stepped onto the stage in 2017. The ensemble has since cemented itself a master of the vibrant repertoire from the 17th and 18th centuries.

About the concert

As Melbourne’s dynamic period ensemble, Genesis Baroque’s debut at Melbourne Recital Centre sees the ensemble travel to an era of opulence and explore works from J.S. Bach’s later years. With its intimate acoustics, the rich tapestries of Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.2 come to life in the Primrose Potter Salon – a perfect venue to mimic the Courts and cafes Bach’s compositions were originally crafted for.

Described as producing ‘a rich, sonorous sound’ (Sydney Morning Herald), Genesis Baroque showcases its precision and passion during Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.5. This three-movement musical triumph featuring harpsichord, violin, and flute is one that can only be fully appreciated in a live concert setting.

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Artists & Program


Genesis Baroque
Jennifer Kirsner violin
Anna McMichael violin
Meredith Beardmore traverso
Meg Cohen viola
Josephine Vains cello
Miranda Hill double bass
Donald Nicolson harpsichord


Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestral Suite No.2, BWV 1067
Organ Sonata No.1 in in E-flat, BWV 525
Brandenburg Concerto No.5, BWV 1050

Experience Guide

See.png See one of Melbourne’s newest chamber ensembles in its Melbourne Recital Centre debut.

Hear.png Hear the melodic brilliance of these masterpieces of the Baroque era.

Think.png Think about Bach’s everlasting contribution to music.

Feel.png Feel transported to a realm of musical enchantment.


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