The Renaissance Tours Baroque by the Beach Festival
Transport yourself back in time to the eighteenth century and to a golden era of music of the likes of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, performed against a luxuriant backdrop of lush subtropical rainforests and the sandy beaches of northern New South Wales.
Join our festival host, music specialist and radio presenter Damien Beaumont, for intimate performances of evocative Baroque music curated exclusively for patrons of Renaissance Tours by our festival’s artistic director, Neal Peres Da Costa, one of Australia’s leading scholars of historical performance.
Delight in six private concerts featuring the music of Bach, Biber, Scarlatti, Handel, Rameau, Telemann and Vivaldi, among others, performed by leading Australian musicians specialising in the Baroque period. Our guest artists include recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey, cellist Daniel Yeadon, violinists Rachael Beesley and Robin Wilson, and tenor Koen van Stade, joined by Neal Peres Da Costa and Nathan Cox on harpsichord and organ.
Between performances relax in the atmospheric luxury of the Crystalbrook Byron resort (formerly The Byron at Byron) and savour locally-sourced meals from the resort’s award-winning restaurant.