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Market Sunday Concert

Sunday the 29th of October

VENUE: Uniting Church, 114 Rusden Street. TIME: 12.30pm (tea and sausages available from 11.30am). Concert is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, phone 02 6772 3233.

Celebrating the Reformation in Music

Five hundred years ago this month Martin Luther published his 95 Theses in Wittemburg taking the first step in the protestant Reformation. This major historical event is being celebrated in music by Lena Schmalz in the music this Market Sunday Concert.

Music was an important part of Luther’s life and he advocated using it in worship to express the glory of God. Consequently he was the composer of many hymns which are still sung. Lena will be be presenting preludes to a number of these composed across five centuries. The composers are Praetorius (1571-1621), Pachelbel (1653-1706), JS Bach (1685-1750), Brosig (1815-1887), Reger (1873-1916), Michelsen (1902-1973), Nagel (b. 1958). The first (Praetorius) and the last (Nagel) choral preludes are on the tune "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God).

Lena Schmalz is one of the most accomplished organists in Armidale and this is a wonderful chance to hear a program of music with a strong musical and historical thematic link, with composers from different times solving essentially the same musical challenge.

No matter what time of year you visit, chances are there will be an event or festival in or around Armidale. Events not to be missed include the Autumn Festival, Flix in the Stix, Armidale International Film Festival and A Day On the Green. Other great annual events include Australia Day Festivals in each centre, Armidale Jockey Club's Autumn Racing Festival, Armidale Youth Orchestra Garden Party, New England Outdoor Expo and the NEGS Equestrian events. Do you organise an event that you would like included in the calendar? Please email us.

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