Performance: Happy Days with Jane Longhurst

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

A play by Samuel Beckett, performed as part of the MONA FOMA Festival 2021.

Please note: this performance is now SOLD OUT. 

Performers: Jane Longhurst, Iain Lang
Director: Robert Jarman

In a parched landscape, beneath a drooping parasol, a woman stands buried to her waist in the earth. She talks and talks, ad-libbing for her life. Thus Winnie survives another day. Another happy day.

Supported by City of Hobart, Arts Tasmania, Round Earth Co & Blue Cow Theatre

Thursday 21st January at 1pm in the Cloisters of St David’s Cathedral. Click here for further details and bookings.

Performance: The Quoll

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Part of the MONA FOMA Summer Festival.

Tasmanian multi-talent Joshua Santospirito teams up with violin queen Natalya Bing to tell a tale of part-marsupial figures roaming a deep-future lutruwita. Expect weird guitar, epic violinery, plenty of pictures, and a pipe organ.

  • Thursday 21st January 6pm and 8:30pm

Tickets for this event are sold out. Please click here to join the waitlist. 

Performance: The Masque of the Red Death

From Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at 7:30 pm until Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at 3:30 pm

By Edgar Allen Poe.

Part of the MONA FOMA Summer Festival. Presented by Archipelago Productions, featuring Kris McQuade and the TSO Chorus.

Set in an opulent abbey during a rampant blood plague, Prince Prospero seals himself inside with a thousand friends to party until death burns itself out, and it becomes safe to return to the habitable world. But their plans disintegrate when a mysterious visitor crashes the party, and their haven becomes a tomb. Poe’s influential and timely short story is a sumptuous warning for our era.

Building on the recent success of the 2020 The Bleeding Tree and Venus and Adonis season, which played to capacity houses, the creative team reassemble for a follow up production. The Masque of the Red Death will be a bespoke music-theatre event.

Tom Rimes – musical director and synthesiser
Kris McQuade – narrator
Tracey Patten – percussion
Matthew Goddard – percussion
Peter Warren – organ
Ben Winspear – director
Marta Dusseldorp – producer
June Tyzack – chorus master
Roz Wren – masks and puppets
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Tickets for this event are sold out. To join the waitlist for tickets please click here.

  • Friday 22nd January 7:30pm and 9:15pm
  • Saturday 23rd January 7:30pm and 9:15pm
  • Sunday 24th January 2:30pm

The Masque of the Red Death is supported by the Salamanca Wharf Hotel

Concert: The Romantic Organ

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Hobart Organ Society is proud to present…

The Romantic Organ: including the music of music of Mendelssohn, Rheinberger, Stanford, Brahms and Widor.

Played by Rod Thomson at St David’s Cathedral, Tuesday 26th January 2021.

Doors open at 4:30 for 5 pm performance. Please arrive early to facilitate covid-safe sign-in protocols. Admission is free, donations welcome.

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) – Organ Sonata IV
  • Allegro con brio
  • Andante religioso
  • Allegretto
  • Allegro maestoso e vivace
Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901) – Intermezzo from Organ Sonata VIII
C. V. Stanford (1852-1924) – Fantasia & Toccata in D minor
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – Two Choral-Preludes
  • There is a rose unfolden
  • O sacred head, once wounded
C. M. Widor (1844-1937) – Organ Symphony no. 5
  • Allegro Vivace
  • Adagio
  • Toccata