Join us as we celebrate Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius’ birthday with a special live to air performance from The Good Shepherd Chapel at Abbotsford Convent. Featuring performances by the Inventi Ensemble and Jessica Carrascalão Heard (soprano).

Wednesday 8 December, 11.30am

The Good Shepherd Chapel @ Abbotsford Convent
Broadcast on Morning Recital

103.5FM, Online & Digital


Jean Sibelius: Arioso Op.3
Jean Sibelius: Suite Mignonne Op 98A
Jean Sibelius: Luonnotar Op.70


Inventi Ensemble

Photo credit: Boroondara Arts

Inventi Ensemble is based in Melbourne and they are a leading force in Australian chamber music. Award winning performances in concert halls and at festivals have led to an enthusiastic following of their innovative programming and performance style. One of the most prolific chamber ensembles in Australia, Inventi is an exciting voice in Australian music. 

Leaders in promoting new repertoire, Inventi have commissioned numerous works by Victorian composers that have gained worldwide recognition – international festival performances and competition winning works. Inventi are also renowned for their impressive arrangements of large-scale orchestral works for chamber ensemble. Inventi’s discography is growing, with two new albums released in November 2020.

Jessica Carrascalão Heard (soprano)

Photo credit: Cameron Jamieson

Jessica Carrascalão Heard is a Melbourne-based soprano with BA/BMus (Hons) from Monash University. She has performed across the state on the opera, concert and competition stages, and made her professional debut in 2019 as Aunty Bartola/Basilia in Opera Australia Victorian Schools Tour production of The Barber of Seville by Rossini. Other performance highlights include singing the roles of First Lady (The Magic Flute, Mozart), Second Woman and Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas, Purcell), as well as soprano soloist for Mozart’s Requiem and Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit. In 2019, she was a semi-finalist at the 2019 Herald Sun Aria.