Baroque Music for Myanmar
The Muffat Collective perform Baroque music for Myanmar
On the afternoon of Sunday 18 September lovers of music were treated to a concert of works performed by one of the world’s leading baroque ensembles, the Muffat Collective. Works by composers such as Fux, Vivaldi, Couperin and Veracini delighted the audience. The three performers – Matthew Greco (Baroque Violin), Anton Baba (Viola da Gamba and Baroque Cello) and Anthony Abouhamad (Harpsichord) ¬– are all Australians who are graduates of the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague in the Netherlands.
The superb concert was arranged by the Anglican Parish of Hunters Hill in Sydney and was put on to raise funds for ABM AID’s Sustainable Agriculture project in Myanmar. It took place in St Mark’s Church, Figtree Road. The Rector, the Rev Michael Armstrong introduced the musicians and then asked Robert McLean, ABM’s Key Relationships Coordinator, to talk about how the funds would benefit people in Myanmar. Throughout the concert the performers talked about the composers of the works and about the instruments that they were playing.
A delicious afternoon tea was served by parishioners during the interval and at the concert’s conclusion, the Rector announced that $1500 had been raised for the project.
We record our thanks to the musicians for their spellbinding performance and to the parish for planning and hosting such a delightful event.
For more information about the project, see abmission.org/projects/myanmar/sustainable-agriculture-project.
For more information about the Muffat Collective, see themuffatcollective.com.au.
For more information about St Mark’s Church in the Hunters Hill parish, see aphh.com.au/syconium.