Baroque masterworks in an intimate setting.

Presented in association with Southern Cross Soloists

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major BWV 1009

Oboe Sonata in G minor BWV 1020

Flute Sonata in B minor BWV 1030

Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1039

Katherine Philp, cello

Jonathan Henderson, flute

Tania Frazer, oboe

Alex Raineri, harpsichord

RESCHEDULED: Tuesday May 11, 6pm

St Luke’s Hall

152 Herries St, Toowoomba

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Duration: 60 min, no interval


Single tickets

Adult $35

 Concession $30

 Student $20

 Child $15


Imbued with unparalleled inventiveness, the music of Johann Sebastian Bach has a universal resonance which speaks to all humanity. Jonathan Henderson–flute,

Tania Frazer–oboe, Katherine Philp–cello and Alex Raineri–harpsichord form an intimate quartet, offering a recital of quintessential works from the baroque period.


With its triumphant, sympathetic scales welcoming with open arms, the Suite No. 3 in C Major BWV 1009 promises an unforgettable listening experience across six resplendent baroque dances for unaccompanied cello. In contrast with its big sister BWV 1030, the Sonata in G minor BWV 1020 is well-known in oboe circles as the ‘little G minor sonata’. Synonymously interpreted by flutists and oboists alike, the work’s long-disputed authenticity succumbs to its irresistible, unctuous flow of melodic interchange.


Bach's Sonata for Flute in B minor BWV 1030 creates a feeling of endless-ness, and profound inevitability in a constellation of weaving, codependent lines–here soloistic writing for the flute is met with the harpsichord as an equal partner, with a final three-voice-fugue sharp with witty syncopations and demanding technicality.


Persistently regal across stately adagios, the Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1039 eventually gives way to a joyful, warming presto in all its majesty, promising a finale of profound contemplation in full quartet setting.