Chamber Music Concerts

Nuove Musiche Ensemble

Brett Rutherford, Susan King, Helen Thompson, Matt Goddard
Nuove Musice

with special guest Gary Files (actor), reading the great poetry of the renaissance.

Time Stands Still:
music, songs and poetry from the time of Queen Elizabeth 1.
  • Dowland's adew for Master Oliver Cromwell;
  • What thing is love (Peele);
  • With my love my life was nestled, and It ws a lover and his lass (Thomas Morley);
  • The nimphs reply to the sheepheard (Sir Walter Ralegh;
  • Come let us kiss and part (Mishcael Drayton), and more...

Sunday 19 October 2014, 3pm
Post-concert afternoon tea will be available.

Art Exhibition by Circle of 4

Nuove Musice

Helen Thomson, whose singing was described by Limelight magazine as "exquisite, near-flawless performances" has worked internationally as a performer, composer, sound designer and musical director. In Australia, she has performed with the Song Company and e21, and, during an eight year stint in Europe, with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, the Netherlands Bach Society, the Egidius College, the Netherlands Radio Choir, Trigon, Musica Poetica and Musica Universalis. Since her return to Australia in 2011, Helen has continued her busy singing career with many performances, TV and radio appearances, while still finding time to direct two local choirs. Helen's website is

Susan King initially studied lute at the Sydney University Conservatorium of Music, later on furthering her study with Jakob Lindberg, Claire Antonini, Hopkinson Smith and Nigel North. After living in Europe Susan returned to the beautiful island of Tasmania in December 2011. She frequently travels Australia, New Zealand and overseas giving concerts. Susan first formed Nuove Musiche Ensemble in November 1986 while a student at the Sydney Conservatorium. Over a period of 4 years the group gave many concerts, radio broadcasts and recorded a CD. In 2012 Susan re-formed Nuove Musiche Ensemble in Hobart, Tasmania. Susan's website is

Brett Rutherford studied viola da gamba with Jaap ter Lindon, Margaret Little and Suzie Napper. He finds that through playing viola da gamba he gains insights into the wealth of extraordinary music written from the 17th century and earlier and enjoys the versatility of the bass viol as both a continuo and solo instrument. Brett is also a cellist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, having studied in London with Alexander Baillie and William Pleeth. He also plays cello with the Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players, Virtuosi Tasmania and Trigon Ensemble.

Matthew Goddard was born and bred in Hobart where he started his musical life as a drummer before moving to Melbourne where he studied percussion and timpani at the Victorian College of the Arts. He worked regularly with the Melbourne Symphony and was a founding member of the percussion quartet Woof!. In 1998 Matt worked in Japan as Guest Timpanist and Percussionist with the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa before returning to Tasmania in 1999 to take up his current position as Principal Timpanist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He also performs with Tracey Patten in the percussion duo, MATTRA.

Circle of 4.

Textile artists Judith McKinlay, Lauree Brown, Rita Summers, Dorotea Hinrichsen formed the group in November 2011 because they wanted to play with ideas and techniques in a safe environment to challenge ourselves, have their work critiqued by others and generally stretch their thinking. They meet every 2 months for Show and Tell sessions with their current challenge. For various reasons membership has varied. They liked the word Circle, it having no starting or ending point. The 4 means that 4 of them were present on that day. They are happy to increase the number of participants, just adding a large plus sign and calling themselves Circle of 4+.
A portfolio of some of the work to be displayed at the concert can be seen on the CRAG facebook page Come, see the real thing, and hear great music!

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