Corpus Medicorum "Rebirth" 2022 Concert Series

Date and Time

7.00pm, Friday 23rd of September 2022

Venue

Dunedin Town Hall

23/09/2022

Corpus Medicorum is an Australian Medical Orchestra founded in 2002 by violist and Cardiothoracic Surgeon Phillip Antippa. Corpus Medicorum has played to critical acclaim to Melbourne and international audiences performing many of the great master works of the classical music repertoire.

It is widely regarded as one of Australia’s premier amateur orchestras as has worked with noted Australian conductors Keith Crellin, Fabian Russel, Michael Dahlenburg, Warwick Stengaards and Carl Pini, and leading international and Australian soloists including Elizabeth Wallfisch, Hartmut Lindemann, Stefan Cassomenos, Benjamin Martin, Wilma Smith, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Ji Won Kim, Philip Arkinstall and William Hennessey.

Corpus Medicorum, on behalf of the City of Melbourne, has toured internationally three times - St Petersburg Russia in 2014, to Osaka Japan in 2016 as Sister Cities of Melbourne and in 2018, Corpus Medicorum visited its European Sister Cities and gave concerts in Thessaloniki and Milan with a special guest performance in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Stefan Cassomenos joined Corpus Medicorum for this exciting tour as soloist and composer. A new Double Piano Concerto was commissioned for the occasion.

The orchestra has raised over $1 million dollars as part of its philanthropic mission to help patients at the Royal Melbourne Hospital with Lung Cancer. Corpus Medicorum encourages doctors and medical students not to forgo their substantial talents during the long years of healthcare training. It also provides a highly satisfying creative outlet for practicing healthcare professionals to balance their demanding professional lives.

Corpus Medicorum is excited to be traveling once again - this time to the culturally vibrant cities of Christchurch and Dunedin of New Zealand’s South Island. We will continue our charitable focus with two concerts benefitting the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust and the Otago Medical Research Foundation respectively.

Tickets for the Dunedin show can be purchased here: https://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/24005CDDD0E157AD

Programme:

WEBER Der Freischütz Overture
ELGAR Cello Concerto (Soloist Catherine Kwak)
BRAHMS Symphony No.4

Conducted by Keith Crellin OAM