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Musica Viva: Genevieve Lacey & Marshall McGuire


A Reserve Adult $102
A Reserve Conc $89
A Reserve Group 10+ $92
Under 40 (ID Req'd) $40
Student Rush $15
B Reserve Adult $77
B Reserve Conc $67
B Reserve Group 10+ $61




City Hall

290 King Street

Newcastle 2300

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Presented by Musica Viva

Update 14/7/21
Unfortunately this Musica Viva concert has been cancelled. All patrons will be emailed.

What happens to my tickets? 
All patrons will receive a full refund and you do not need to take any action. Please allow approximately 10 working days for the refund to appear in your account. 




Music by John Playford, Jacob van Eyck, Cipriano de Rore, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and Henry Purcell (some arranged by Genevieve Lacey and Marshall McGuire), alongside Australian premieres:

BENNETT Baiyan Woka (arr. Erkki Veltheim)
KELLER I Surrender
VAN REYK threaded in amongst the infinite threading
FLYNN AND HUMPHREY A mutual support for precarious times
VELTHEIM Nocturne over blue ruins
RODGERS Birds for Genevieve 

Event Duration: TBC

In 2020, when asked whether she thought Musica Viva could put on stage a program she had conceived entirely for the recording studio – a lovely juxtaposition of music old and new, a collaboration with a dear and well-matched friend, renowned harpist Marshall McGuire – the wondrous musician Genevieve Lacey responded:

During this time of isolation, people the world round are yearning for shelter, both physical and spiritual. Bower is an associative, ephemeral nest, woven with memories, heart, hope. Musical treasures found, borrowed and made are lovingly fashioned into a sanctuary.

Accordingly, this program emerges gently onto the concert platform, offering audiences a unique shared experience, enhanced with sound by Jim Atkins and lighting by Niklas Pajanti. Genevieve’s ‘bower’ is the most authentic extension of the ideas at the heart of one of the programmed pieces, Purcell’s exquisite Evening Hymn:

Now, now that the sun hath veil’d his light

And bid the world goodnight;

To the soft bed my body I dispose,

But where shall my soul repose?

Student rush tickets available one hour prior to show, subject to availability.

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