String Quartet No. 8  - Peter Sculthorpe

‘Blute Nur’ from the St Matthew Passion - J.S. Bach

Soloist: Genevieve Nolan

‘Ebarme Dich’ from the St Matthew Passion - J.S. Bach

Soloist: Talia Garrett-Benson

String Quartet No. 1 - Leoš Janáček

‘Blute Nur’

Blute nur, du liebes Herz! 

Ach! Ein Kind, das du erzogen, 

Das an deiner Brust gesogen, 

Droht den Pfleger zu ermorder, 

Denn es ist zur Schlange worden. 

Bleed on, dear heart. 

Ah, a child that thou raised, 

That sucked at thy breast, 

Threatens to murder its guardian, 

For it has become a serpent. 


‘Erbarme dich’

Erbarme dich, 

Mein Gott, um meiner Zahren willen! 

Schaue hier, 

Herz und Auge weint vor dir 


Have mercy, 

My God, for my tears' sake; 

Look hither, 

Heart and eyes weep before thee 


About the performers

Pulse Chamber Orchestra

Directed by Cello Performance Fellow Patrick Murphy and founded in 2012, Pulse Chamber Orchestra brings together dynamic Bachelor of Music (Honours) strings players. Pulse has an eclectic repertoire that ranges from baroque to contemporary classical music.

Following the success of the UQ chamber voice student tour of North Queensland in October 2016, Pulse Chamber Orchestra is preparing to tour North Queensland later this year to showcase the calibre of the School of Music’s chamber strings students.

Talia Garrett-Benson

Talia Garrett-Benson is a second year BMus(Hons)/BSc student (majoring in voice) at UQ studying under the tutelage of Shaun Brown. At UQ, she has been a soloist in Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Handel’s Messiah. She is also a member of UQ Chamber Singers, recently performing in Bach’s Mass in B Minor with QSO. Outside of UQ, she is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, proficient in piano, organ and violin. Talia is the organ scholar at Christchurch St Lucia studying with Christopher Wrench. Her solo repertoire also includes the ‘Habanera’ from Bizet’s Carmen, and ‘Erbarme Dich’ from Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

Genevieve Nolan

Genevieve Nolan is currently in her third year of a dual degree in Music (Hons) and Arts at the University of Queensland majoring in classical voice performance under the tutelage of Sarah Crane.  She is an active member of the UQ Singers and UQ Chorale. Genevieve has performed operatic scenes in the role of Cherubino from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Norina from Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. She regularly performs at St John’s Cathedral in both choral and solo capacities, most recently performing the St Matthew Passion. She will be a part of the UQ Singers’ performance of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen in October at St John’s. Genevieve was part of the National Choral School’s Gondwana Chorale in 2016. She has sung in the ANZAC Day ceremonies on the Gallipoli Peninsular, Turkey and also toured far north Queensland. In 2016 she was the soloist for the UQ Chamber Singers’ performances and recording of Ešenvalds’ O Salutaris Hostia. In 2015 she was a finalist in the UQ Vocal Prize.




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