The Duke Speaks!

22nd May 2024 1230pm

Wesley Lunchtime Series

On Wednesday 22nd May 2024 from 12.40 to 1.20pm, the Wesley Lunchtime concert series welcomes back the dynamic Violinist/Violist and Viola d’amore player, John Ma, in a program that demonstrates the beautiful qualities of his main Baroque violin – an English violin made by Richard Duke in London around 1770.

In Early Music, we often think of music more as "speech" and we try to emulate the forms of spoken rhetoric. Hence “the Duke speaks”.

WHERE: Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, ACT

WHEN: 22nd May 2024, 1230pm.



Geminani, Prelude for solo violin
Vilsmayr, 6th Partia
Roman, Assaggio in g minor (BeRi 320)
Telemann, Fantasia E flat
Herschel, Caprices #1, #13, and #2
Biber, Passacaglia "The Guardian Angel"


John Ma, Violin