15 May, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A surprising number of historical figures have written music or poems in their spare time. In this concert we will present a sample of works, including settings of the poetry of Mary Queen of Scots, translated into German and set by Robert Schumann; songs by the first Premier of SA, BT Finniss; SA Governor, Sir William Robinson; Colonial Secretary of SA, Robert Gouger; and three songs with words by Matthew Flinders, his own ‘My Evening Song’, a new setting of ‘Trim’s Epitaph’ by Michael Dooley, and a mini-cantata by Gillian Dooley titled ‘The Pelican Lagoon’, based on Flinders’ account of his visit to Kangaroo Island in 1802. Featuring Nicola Beveridge (voice and flute), Gillian Dooley (voice), Ray Booth (piano) and Alistair Knight (piano).
Bookings not required