The Â Darling Â Downs Â will Â receive Â a Â rare Â treat when Â The Â AustralianÂ Brandenburg Â Orchestra Â plays Â at Â The Â Empire Â Church Â Theatre Â in Toowoomba.Â Corporate Â sponsor, Â Sydney Â based Â APA Â Group, Â has Â lured Â the Â ABO Â to Â play Â here Â dueÂ to Â connections Â with Â the Â McCormack Â family Â of Â Killarney. Â Lyndall Â is Â a Â fourth Â generation Â farmer Â on Â the Â Downs Â and Â is Â delighted Â with Â the
community Â response Â to Â the Â Australian Â Brandenburg Â Orchestra
Lyndall Â McCormack, the wife Â of Â APAâ€™s Â Managing Â Director Â Mick Â McCormack, Â hasÂ invited Â Paul Â Dyer Â and Â his Â internationally Â renowned Baroque Â musicians, Â to Â bringÂ the Â Orchestra Â to Â regional Â Australia, Â and Â the Â Downs Â in Â particular.Â Â â€œIâ€™ve Â heard Â the Â orchestra Â many Â times Â in Â the Â city, Â but Â it Â will Â be Â so Â lovely Â to Â haveÂ them Â performing Â inÂ the Empire ChurchÂ Theatre. Â Â I Â am Â particularly Â looking Â forward Â toÂ hearing Â â€œThe Â Arrival Â of Â the Â Queen Â of Â Sheba. Goosebumps Â guaranteed,â€ Â said Â Mrs McCormackÂ from Â Killarney.
A Â large Â contingent Â of Â Warwick Â and Â Killarney Â people Â will Â be Â heading Â to Â the concert, Â delighted Â to Â be Â able Â to Â hear Â this Â award-Ââ€winning Â and Â world Â class orchestra Â so Â close Â to Â home.
Mick Â and Â Lyndall Â McCormack Â have Â had Â a Â long Â association Â with Â classical Â music, Â asÂ APA Â is Â celebrating Â 15 Â years Â of Â partnership Â with Â The Â Australian Â Brandenburg Orchestra. Â APA Â is Â Australiaâ€™s Â largest Â gas Â infrastructure Â businessÂ withÂ over 15,000 Â customers Â in Â Toowoomba Â who Â are Â connected Â to Â APAâ€™s Â gas Â distribution network.Â APA Â employs Â staff Â in Â Gatton, Â Toowoomba, Â Oakey Â and Â Dalby, Â and Â at Â the Â Daandine power Â station. Â Â Mick Â McCormack Â said Â he Â was Â pleased Â to Â bring Â some Â â€œbaroque Â to the Â bush .The Â kind Â of Â world Â that Â an Â internationally Â acclaimed Â musician Â lives Â in, Â is Â miles apart Â from Â farming Â and Â regional Â Australian Â life, Â but Â this Â is Â one Â way Â the Â two worlds Â can Â meet Â and Â both Â can Â have Â a Â marvellous Â experience,â€Â he Â said.
The Â Brandenburg Â Orchestra, Â formed Â over Â 25 Â years Â ago, Â plays Â lively Â andÂ exuberant Â baroque Â classics Â and Â rare Â pieces Â from Vivaldi, Â Handel Â and Â other Â 16th-Ââ€18th Â century Â composers Â and Â operas, Â all Â on Â authentic Â instruments Â from Â that period. Â The Â Brandenburg’s Â lush Â and Â soothing Â oratorios Â and Â symphonies Â were Â heard Â in Toowoomba Â for Â the Â first Â time Â in Â 2015, Â courtesy Â of Â APA.
Artistic Â Director, Â Paul Â Dyer, Â said Â he Â was Â particularly Â looking Â forward Â to Â returning to Â the Â rich Â atmosphere Â of Â the Â Empire Â Church Â Theatre.Â “With Â the Â theatreâ€™s Â serene Â setting, Â it’s Â the Â perfect Â venue Â for Â the Â period instruments Â and Â for Â ancient Â music Â likeÂ Pachelbel’s Â Canon, Â which Â was Â composed by Â the Â organist Â of Â St Â Stephen’s Â Cathedral, Â Vienna, Â over Â 300 Â years Â ago”, Â Paul Â said.
â€œPlaying Â in Â an Â intimate Â informal Â setting Â always Â ensures Â a Â lively Â and Â fun performanceâ€, Â Paul Â added.Â The Â Australian Â Brandenburg Â Orchestra Â will Â play Â the Â free Â community Â concert Â at the Â Empire Â Church Â Theatre Â on Â August Â 9th.