Get ready for a special concert to start the 2024 season!
Tickets are available for this concert from 9am, Friday December 1, 2023.
This concert starts with the sound of one cello – a Bach Prelude, and then a reworking of the same prelude by German cello virtuoso Friedrich Grützmacher. Then more sounds gets added one-by-one, for each piece – a second cello sound (via a loop pedal) in a canon by Telemann; Rachel’s voice in ‘Uluru Song’ by Martin Wesley-Smith; and then the concert concludes with Martin Wesley-Smith’s audio visual masterpiece ‘Welcome to the Hotel Turismo’, with images projected onto the beautiful brick walls of the Coal Loader Tunnel entrance space.
This promises to be a concert of musical surprises, featuring some incredible sounds and images – you’ll remember it for a long time afterwards….
The tunnel entrance will be open at 6.30pm, and a glass of wine (or non-alchoholic equivalent) will be offered to every patron. Ticket sales will STOP at 2pm on the day of the concert, and if there are any tickets available, they will be available at the tunnel – although seating is limited to 50 people only.
There’s no public transport to this venue. The floors are uneven, and the tunnel is open at both ends (although the concert is in the middle of this very long tunnel), so you may need to dress warmly if you feel the cold, and be prepared to walk carefully. Sensible shoes are recommended! There are no toilet facilities in the tunnel – you’ll need to catch the lift up to where you enter the complex. There is also no disabled access.
By purchasing this ticket you agree to abide by all instructions given to you by Bach in the Dark or North Sydney Council staff. You understand that you are entering a former industrial site with non-level flooring, open guttering and possible water dripping.