This series of performance videos was produced as part of the Sound Heritage Sydney symposium at Elizabeth Bay House, 28 March 2017. A concert of vocal and piano music explored contrasting musical soundscapes in Sydney and London drawing rooms of the 1830s and 40s. The following videos represent the Sydney experience sourced from the surviving sheet music collections belonging to Sydneysiders who were contemporary with Elizabeth Bay House (completed in 1839) and a house in which this music might have been performed. The performers are Nyssa Milligan (voice), James Doig (voice and piano) and Dr Katrina Faulds (piano).
Further reading: Here and There: Music at Home in Sydney and London, 1830–1845