Events 2021

January 31

Happy Birthday Benjamin Thorn!

A celebration of one of Australia's most prolific composers.

Benjamin Thorn is an important contributor to Australian recorder music.

Uniting Church

Rusden St, Armidale


April 29 - May 2

New England Bach Festival

Sydney Consort

"The German Recorder and Friends" - Blackburn & Thorneycroft 

Premiere of a new work by Steve Thorneycroft for recorder and guitar

supported by Create NSW

January 18 & 19

Chaos & Chasms 

A program of French Baroque repertoire by historical performance

musicians around Australia.

Saturday 18, 7pm

Sunday 19, 2pm

The Oratory - Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC


Tickets: or cash at the door

January 21-25

Tamworth Country Music Festival

Various appearances throughout events at the TCMF

Wednesday 22nd January: 11am 'Story Time' Tamworth Library

Friday 24th January: 11am Entrepreneurs Hour discussion panel, UNE Tamworth

Tamworth, NSW

April 4th and 5th - Cancelled

St John Passion - J.S. Bach

Saturday 4th April: Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium, 3.00pm

Sunday 5th April: TAS Hoskins Centre, Armidale. 7.30pm

For Tickets:

April 25th - Cancelled

Away from Home

Performance with local Ezidi musicians

May 7-10 - Cancelled

New England Bach Festival 

Performances with some of Australia's finest early music ensembles

Thursday 7th May - Sydney Consort 'Farewell Concert, Bach and sons'

7.30pm Uniting Church


Saturday 9th May - Austral Harmony 'Bach and Florid Song'

7.30pm TAS Memorial Hall

See for details


May 24

Free Space — Live music from an empty gallery

FREE SPACE is a series of live performances at New England Regional Art Museum featuring local musicians using the unique physical qualities of the gallery's spaces to explore sonic possibilities.

Download the program notes here.



November 22

Inverell Music Society

Early music for recorder and lute/guitar with local guitarist Steve Thorneycroft


Inverell Art Gallery, 5 Evans St, Inverell NSW

December 13

Fiori Musicali

Sunday 6.00pm

The Armidale School. Armidale NSW

Tickets $20: or at the door



© 2021 by Alana Blackburn