A Prelude in Tea: Sunday Subscription Series 2020

Prelude in Tea Chamber Music Series 2020

Join us on the last Sunday of the month for the popular Prelude in Tea Sunday concert series, famously featuring a luscious afternoon tea served from 2:30, followed by a 3:30 concert from some of Australia’s best and most exciting small ensembles. Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30.

A Prelude in Tea concert is the perfect Sunday afternoon out.

Prelude in Tea Supper and Song Series 2020

The best of Sundays, Supper and Song. Featuring voice and vocalists, the new Prelude Supper and Song Series concerts are followed by a wine and cheese supper and a chance for a chat with the artists. Featuring Spooky Men's Chorale, The Idea of North, and more.

Adult $49, Concession $32, Student $22.

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Full Subscriptions

See all 10 Prelude chamber music concerts for $290 Concession, $440 Adult
See all 5 Supper and Song series concerts for $145 Concession, $220 Adult

Subscription Packages

$87 Concession $132 Adults

Package 1: Something Classic
3 concerts featuring the greats of the past
Sunday 26 April The Seraphim Trio: Beethoven’s Vienna
Sunday 30 August The Acacia Quartet: Mendelssohn-Hensel, Chan, Beethoven
Sunday 27 September The Seraphim Trio: In My Lady’s Chamber

Package 2: Something Fresh
3 concerts featuring the newest and freshest in Australian chamber music
Sunday 23 February The Marais Project presents Elysian Fields: A Singular Path
Sunday 31 May The Acacia Quartet and Alicia Crossley: Muse
Sunday 25 October Whitwell & Withers: Outback Odyssey

Package 3: Something Different
Three event themed concerts
Sunday 29 March The Metropolitan orchestra: The Cellists of TMO 
Sunday 28 June The Nexas Quartet: Best of British
Sunday 29 November Nick Russoniello and the Golden Age Quartet: From the Wireless

Flexiplan Subscriptions

Design your year of music at the Independent.

Choose between 3, 6, or 9 concert subscriptions and save up to 20 percent.

Concession/Under 30s single ticket: $32

3 Concert Subscription: $87

6 Concert Subscription: $165

9 Concert Subscription: $229.50

Adult single ticket: $49

3 Concert Subscription: $132

6 Concert Subscription: $249

9 Concert Subscription: $351

Gift Certificates

Don't just buy more stuff this year - Buy a gift certificate for the 2020 Prelude in Tea Sunday Concert Series and give a beautiful experience instead.
Chose from a range of Subscription gift vouchers, or buy a voucher for single tickets.

Adult and Concession Gift Certificates currently available. 

Concerts in the Series

16 February | Supper Series Concert 1 | Spooky Men's Chorale
The Spooky Men’s Chorale is a vast, rumbling, steam powered and black clad behemoth, based on the twin pillars of grand foolishness and the quest for the perfect subwoofer-rattling boofchord.
23 February | Prelude Concert 1 | Elysian Fields
In 2019 Sydney Morning Herald music critic wrote of Elysian Fields "this time-bending, mind-bending project makes music that sounds modern and hundreds of years old simultaneously".
29 March | Prelude Concert 2 | The Cellists of TMO
The much loved Cellists of TMO will dazzle and delight with a beautiful choice of music all re-orchetrated for this wonderful instrument
5 April | Supper Series Concert 2 | Soulfood a Cappella
Soulfood is a multi-award winning Australian a cappella vocal group, offering a diverse menu of motown, soul and retro-pop – reimagined in the signature Soulfood sound – and performed by a seamless 50-voice ensemble.
26 April | Prelude Concert 3 | The Seraphim Trio
The brilliance of Beethoven is immediately recognisable in the grand opening statement of the Archduke trio, the last and most enduring of his works for this genre.
10 May | Prelude Concert 4 | Pacific Opera
Join the Young Artists of Pacific Opera for a lush afternoon tea and beautiful concert to celebrate all kinds of Mums this Mothers' Day.
31 May | Prelude Concert 5 | Acacia Quartet and Alicia Crossley
Recorder virtuoso Alicia Crossley joins the acclaimed Acacia Quartet to present Muse, described as a “beguiling concert full of whimsy and musical story-telling” (Limelight Magazine).
28 June | Prelude Concert 6 | Nexas Quartet
Nexas present an exhilarating program of British saxophone music featuring works by Nymann, Fitkin, Gregory, Rodney-Bennett, Dove and Wilson
28 July | Prelude Concert 7 | Andrew Blanch
Andrew Blanch is recognised as one of Australia’s leading and most active young classical guitarists. He made his solo recital debut at the Sydney Opera House in 2017 to critical-acclaim,.
16 August | Supper Series Concert 3 | The Song Company
The Song Company's Ensemble Artists go a cappella and fa-la-la-la-la in this exploration of madrigals from the 15th and 16th centuries.
30 August | Prelude Concert 8 | Acacia Quartet
Audience favourite the Acacia Quartet presents String Quartets by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Lyle Chan and Ludwig van Beethoven.
27 September | Prelude Concert 9 | The Seraphim Trio
Three very different piano trios speak to the private/public nature of chamber music.
1 November| Supper Series Concert 4 | The Idea of North
Multi-ARIA Award-winning ensemble The Idea of North are entirely deserved of their reputation as Australia's most awarded, best loved and longest running contemporary vocal group.
25 October | Prelude Concert 10 | Whitwell & Withers
Touring their new ABC Classic album, Whitwell & Withers perform the very best of new Australian music for the piano and guitar.
29 November | Prelude Concert 11. Nick Russoniello.
The wireless was the centrepiece of the Australian living room. From 1939-1958 the was no greater star of the airwaves than `that handsome sheik with the sax’, Clive Amadio.
13 December | Supper Series Concert 5 | Bel a Cappella
Celebrate the season of Advent alongside Bel a cappella with this stunning selection of repertoire, ranging from Gregorian chant through to jazz arrangements of much-loved traditional carols.
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