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CELLISSIMO LIVE! David Pereira 70 Not Out! Presents Bach In The Dark

October 29, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

David Pereira 70 Not Out! Presents
Rachel Scott’s Bach in the Dark

CELLISSIMO, live in concert!

Rachel Scott and I together enthusiastically devised this unique performance of 6 cellos. Her Bach in the Dark series of concerts is many years old now and I’ve been a regular guest but we never aspired to present a large ensemble of fine cellists. Not exactly is it a case of – what’s better than two cellos? – but as we premiered the program via livestream from Sydney last Friday I was obliged to concede that 24 cello strings in passionate unity is highly seductive!

It’s a while since I was Rachel’s cello teacher at ANU School of Music but she remains feisty, determined, talented and original… now enormously experienced. Meanwhile, we joined forces with four of my present gifted students at the same institution and quickly have made a beautiful collaboration. My young students keep me that way while I ‘age’ them, and Rachel presides – good cop and bad cop in the one stimulating person.

Our choice of repertoire mixes novelty with conservatism. There are toe tappers and tunes whistle-able, lamentation and celebration, all to be in the resounding acoustic of the Chapel at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture. The sound will be enveloping, involving, persuasive, memorable. The energy will be strong and healthy. Come, make the occasion a celebration!


J.S. Bach (arr Despalj)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 (BWV 1048)
Allegro – Adagio ma non tanto – Allegro

J.S. Bach (arr. M.B. Sibson)
Erbarme Dich
from the St Matthew Passion (BWV 244)

Gabriel Faure (arr. Dejardin)
Cantique de Jean Racine (Op. 11)

Osvaldo Pugliese (arr. P. Villarejo)
La Cachila

David Pereira
Tyalgum Gaiety

Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann
Mambo for Six


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October 29, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10.00 – $60.00


The Chapel @ The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
15 Blackall St, Barton
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
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