Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Suite No. 6 for Solo Cello in D Major, BWV 1012
Gavotte I & II
Christopher Graham Bennett holds an Honour’s degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and a Master’s degree from Northwestern University in Chicago.
His principal teachers have been Georg Pedersen, Hans Jorgen Jensen, Julian Smiles, and Wei Yu. Christopher has a busy career in Sydney as a freelance performer, teacher, and arts leader. He has performed recently for Sydney Bach Society, Sydney Town Hall Messiah, Phoenix Collective, Opera Australia, Moorambilla Voices, Guitar Passion, The Metropolitan Orchestra, and the Quay Quartet amongst others.
Christopher also works as Director of Programs for the Symphony for Life Foundation, an El-Sistema inspired orchestral program in Western Sydney providing a free musical education and a safe space for disadvantaged and at-risk young people.
One of the few venues in Sydney supporting our musicians during COVID-19 St James’ has resumed its Wednesday Lunchtime Concert Series.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St James’ has had to rethink how it brings this popular weekly series back to the people of Sydney.
The concerts are 30 minutes in length, commencing at 1:15pm, but are now livestreamed and patrons have the choice of attending in person or watching online.
A unique bonus is that online ticketholders can watch a recording of the concert as many times as they wish until the Tuesday following the concert.
Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to the musicians and the cost of livestreaming.
Our musicians have been hit hard by pandemic, and St James’ is thrilled to have the opportunity to support the professionals who give us such enjoyment and solace through their craft.