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Sunday Concert Program 2019

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The High Court of Australia is situated in the parliamentary zone in Parkes Place on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.  The Court welcomes visitors to the building and has designed a program of free Sunday concerts for your enjoyment.

Registration is required for each concert. A link to registration is available on the Court’s website along with the year’s program at

If you wish to receive an email providing the direct link to registration, and updates on concerts please email your interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

The Court would like to thank the ANU School of Music for their generous loan of the concert grand piano and Peter Hislop for providing professional photographs for the Court’s records.


Sunday 3 February 1:30pm
The Gypsy Jazz Project
  1930’s Parisian Hot Club Jazz
The Gypsy Jazz Project (GJP) is a Canberra-based quartet playing 1930s Parisian "hot club" jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt. Featuring Bruce Rose and Sverre Molland on guitars, Anthony Irving on double bass and Steve Rouch on clarinet and vocals, the Gypsy Jazz Project plays hot string swing jazz that will bring a smile to your dial and get your hands clapping and your feet tapping. The band plays regularly at jazz venues in Canberra and neighbouring regions, as well as festivals, private functions, weddings, vineyards and cocktail parties.

For more information please visit

Duration 75 minutes.


 The Gypsy Jazz Project

Photograph courtesy of Kerry Baylor

Sunday 10 February 1:30pm Benignetti Piano Duo
  Fantasy and Imagination

Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti are two compelling, talented young musicians that come from strong and varied backgrounds as soloist and chamber musicians.  For this concert they have created a landscape of wonder and fantasy with excerpts from Shubert’s Fantasia D940 in f minor, Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ferruccio Busoni’s Melodie Finlandesi op 27.

The recital is completed by two beautiful “Melodie” composed by the Italian virtuoso Ferruccio Busoni inspired by traditional Finnish Songs and four pieces by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, that with intimacy and lightness are a real treat of the composer’s production.
Eleonora  Spina  and  Michele  Benignetti's  partnership  as a piano  duo  began  in  2013  and immediately  received positive acclaim.  In June 2014 they received  the prestigious Diplôme Supérieur  d’Exécution  at the  Ecole Normale  de  Musique  Alfred  Cortot  in  Paris.  Their latest album Lifetime was released in January 2017 by the Sheva Collections label. For this recording the duo received the Gold Medal as Best Album and Best Emerging Artists at the 2017 Global Music Awards in California, one of the biggest prizes in discography. Michele and Eleonora are currently studying under the guidance of professors Sivan Silver, Gil Garburg and Igor Roma. The piano duo Spina - Benignetti is an Official Yamaha Artists.

For more information please visit

Duration 110 minutes. 

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Benignetti Piano Duo

Photograph courtesy of Spina & Benignetti

Whilst within the High Court’s building and precinct, visitors must comply with the High Court of Australia Building and Precincts Directions for Regulating the Conduct of Persons approved by the Chief Executive and Principal Registrar dated 29 November 2010.

Visitors must not engage in dangerous or inappropriate behaviour, illegal acts or infringe the rights of any other person. A person who fails to comply, may be asked to leave or may be removed from the premises. All persons entering the High Court building and the surrounding Court Precinct do so at their own risk. The High Court and Court Precinct are continuously monitored by surveillance (CCTV) cameras.

Cloaking of Certain Items

Articles to be cloaked at building entrances include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. bags, backpacks, cases, parcels or other containers that are longer than 30 cm on any one side, helmets, large coats or any other item that a Security Officer or Court Guide determines as requiring to be cloaked.
  2. umbrellas, camera tripods, aerosol containers, foodstuffs (including drinks) or any other article (at the discretion of a Security Officer or Court Guide) capable of being used to cause damage to, or interfere with, the operation of the Court.

The cloaking facilities at the Ground Floor and Level 2 Forecourt entrances are available for storing these items.

Any electronic devices (e.g. mobile phone, iPad, iPod, camera, recording device etc.) that have not been approved for use within the Court are required to be cloaked at the entry to a sitting court.

Security Screening

The Court may, at any time, require persons entering the Court building to walk through a metal scanning device and also require any items in the possession of a person to be passed through an x-ray scanning device. Any person who fails, or refuses, to comply with this requirement may be refused entry into the Court building.

The Court may also require a person to present any bags, containers or other items in the possession of the person for inspection by a security officer or Court Guide. Any person who fails, or refuses, to comply with this requirement may be refused entry or asked to leave the building.

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