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Songmakers Australia : the Melbourne connection

Event

Songmakers Australia : the Melbourne connection

  • Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 6.00pm
  • Venue: Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $45 | Concession: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

A celebration for St Cecilia's day of Gordon Kerry's 50th Birthday, with other Melbourne composers.

Innovative new ensemble Songmakers Australia present a novel and unconventional approach to traditional recitals through the dynamic interplay of song and chamber music.  In their second performance they celebrate St Cecilia's Day, the patron saint of music.  This program showcases Melbourne's extraordinary tradition of vocal music with and eclectic selection of songs by Humble, Grainger, Greenbaum and Heagney and Gordon Kerry's 50th birthday with a new song cycle, especially composed for Merlyn Quaife.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

Eight cabaret songs : soprano voice with piano (1989) by Keith Humble
— performed by Merlyn Quaife and Andrea Katz
Digital sheet music sample Five cantos from 'Divine Comedy: Journeys through a Regional Geography' : soprano voice with piano (2009) by Gordon Kerry — World premiere
— performed by Merlyn Quaife and Andrea Katz
Four Songs : voice with piano (2008) by Roger Heagney
— performed by Andrea Katz and Merlyn Quaife
Digital sheet music sample Letters to the Front : for soprano and piano (1996) by Stuart Greenbaum and Ross Baglin
— performed by Andrea Katz and Merlyn Quaife
Songs on poems by William Blake : soprano voice with piano (2001) by Roger Heagney
— performed by Merlyn Quaife and Andrea Katz
 Selected songs by Percy Grainger

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