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Solo Bach Hermannsburg

Sep 23, 2009 | 6 Comments

Solo Bach Hermannsburg

A western desert Aboriginal community might seem an unlikely location for a live performance of Bach’s suites for cello. But Ntaria, better known as Hermannsburg, has long been home to cultural exchange on a grand scale. The venue for last September’s performance by acclaimed Alice Springs cellist Nic Hempel was Central Australia’s oldest church, built by Lutheran missionaries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The church was built in the style of traditional German architecture b...Read more