The Coffee Cantata

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  • Location: Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy 4563 Queensland
Janets Harpsichord

Although classified as a cantata, the Coffee Cantata is essentially a miniature comic opera. The cantata amusingly tells of an addiction to coffee by. a rebellious teenager

who insists to her distraught father that she is addicted to the brew He  threatens his daughter:

he will not give her a wedding breakfast, a fancy dress, a walk, a silver or gold decoration for her bonnet…if she will not give up coffee. She chooses coffee over all these things.  

The father decides to rush off to find a husband for his daughter who  meanwhile, has secretly announced that she will put in the marriage contract a stipulation that she be

permitted to brew coffee whenever she wants!

Bach – Coffee Cantata BWV 211
Elisabeth Wallis Gaedtke (soprano) Michael Gough (Bass) Kelsey Brookes (Tenor)
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 5 BWV 1050
Loeillet – Sonata for Flute and Oboe
Sharelle Guest (flute) Ronald Webb (oboe)
Janet Brewer (harpsichord), Julie-Anne O’Reilly, Jenny Vandenberg (violin)
Andrew Paszkowski (viola), Anne Bowyer (cello), Nik Davey (double bass)

The Coffee Cantata
Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy
Sunday 21st of April, 2013
Tickets  - Bookings recommended.  Phone 07 54467253 (Marlene), $25 adults; Concessions $20; $15 for groups of 8 persons; $5 students 15 years and under. Proportion of ticket sales donated to cancer research, Afternoon Tea.

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Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy

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