The Badinerie Players

Brisbane's Ensemble for Baroque Music on Original Instruments

Sunday Live ABC-FM

2012 dates

The Badinerie Players Performance Dates for 2012 :

Badinerie Players to premiere a new work by Timothy Tate

John Nightingale & Leslie Martin thought long and hard about how to celebrate their marriage in a way that wasn’t just feasting and bad backing tracks to schmaltzy love songs. They came up with the idea of commissioning music that would reflect their commitment not only to each other, but to the music they both love and value. The result is this concert. The Badinerie Players don’t often play newly commissioned work, for obvious reasons. But they and Tim have taken to the idea with enthusiasm. Tim’s deep interest in the baroque was an essential factor that makes this idea work. John & Leslie both have long enjoyed both early and contemporary music. This venture joins the two creatively.

2.00pm, Sunday 4 November, Basil Jones Orchestral Studio, GU Conservatorium, South Bank

The Badinerie Players will perform a concert of Baroque works and premiere newly commissioned work by Timothy Tate, of ensemble fabrique. Tim has been a composer–participant in three National Music Camps, graduated in composition with first class honours from GU in 2011 and has won numerous prizes for his compositions. His work will reflect on some of the essential contributions that baroque music has made to our musical heritage.
The program includes

1. Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont de Paris                      Marin Marais (1656–1728)

2. Consort Set à 5, with uniting interludes by Timothy Tate       William Lawes (1602–1645)
3. common light                                                                      Timothy Tate

4. Concerto in G, Propitia Sydera                                          Georg Muffat (1653–1704)

Entry: $25, with concessional $20 for EMSQ members and $15 students.

Thursday 13 September 2012, 1 - 2 pm

Lunchtime concert at the Nickson Room, UQ School of Music

Zelman Cowen Building (Building 51)
Staff House Road, University of Queensland, St Lucia

Telephone: (07) 3365 4949

Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont de Paris          Marin Marais (1656–1728)
Sonata in A minor for cello and bc, RV 43            Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Sonata in G for violin and bc, Op. 1 no. 1        Francesco Veracini (1690–1768)

(and if there's time, a little surprise by Telemann)


Sunday Live, presented by ABC Classic FM

3pm, 26 August 2012

ABC Studio, 53 Ferry Road, West End


The program is a repeat of "Crossings at Crossbows" (see below)

Please be seated by 2.50 pm, as the concert is broadcast live nationally on ABC Classic FM

Crossings at Crossbows

The Badinerie Players, at the Qld Conservatorium’s “Crossbows” chamber music festival

12.30pm, 13 May 2012

Basil Jones Theatre, Qld Conservatorium, South Bank, Brisbane

Hannibal found it difficult, but in the Baroque period music and musicians had no trouble crossing the Alps. Many German musicians had to show that they had studied in Italy, and Italians took some of the most lucrative positions in northern Europe. In France, the extrovert Italian style was the elephant in the room: there was outrage at the incursions of the Italians on the pure French style. While Marais preserved that purity, Couperin set about achieving his aesthetic ideal, the happy unity of styles.

In this concert we present some of the finest chamber music from the time leading up to the “Querelle des Bouffons”, the fight between supporters of the French and Italian styles in the middle of the eighteenth century, interspersed with brief readings from the combatants.

Trio Sonata in D, op. 1 no. 9 Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)

Suite from Arianne et Baccus Marin Marais (1656–1728)

Concerto Grosso Op.1 No. 5 in D Major Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695–1764)

L’apothéose de Corelli François Couperin (1668–1733)

The Badinerie Players, playing original instruments:

Baroque violin: Wayne Brennan, Margaret Connolly, Chen Yang
Baroque viola: Nicholas Tomkin
Baroque cello: Dan Curro
Viola da gamba & violone: Michael O’Loghlin
Harpsichord: Christopher Wrench

For information about the Conservatorium’s Crossbows chamber music festival, see: Crossbows


Good Friday, 6 April 2012, 7pm in St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane

Australian Orchestral Premiere of the Great Baroque Passion Oratorio

Performed by the Badinerie Players, the Brisbane Chamber Choir,
with soloists Shelli Hulcombe and Laura Coutts (soprano),
 Greg Massingham (tenor) and Jason Barry-Smith (baritone)

 Admission Free

for more information click here,  or email  Dr Michael O’Loghlin