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Concerts 2020

These concerts take place in the Uniting Church, 21 Arden Crescent,
Rosanna, Melbourne, Australia (Melway reference 20 B12)

Owing to restrictions caused by COVID-19, most concerts will not be held on dates originally advertised. See details below.

A Bevy of Blokes – and their Ladies: Julie Houghton and friends are returning to Arden Crescent with a wonderful concert focussed on the glories of the male voice, but with a bit of help from their ladies! A great program of popular operatic hits, music theatre, art songs and lieder, and some poetry. Held on Sunday, 1 March, 2pm 

Antoinette and James – More Vocal Treasures: Antoinette Halloran, one of Australia’s best-loved sopranos, and James Egglestone, one of Australia’s finest tenors, are returning to Rosanna to present another delightful program of operatic favourites and highlights from musical theatre. Postponed to Sunday, 6 December, 2pm

Variety is the Spice of Life: Elyane Laussade, recognised as one of Melbourne’s finest pianists, and Luke Severn, concert cellist, composer and conductor, team up to bring a mixed program beginning with a Beethoven work to celebrate the sestercentennial of the composer’s birth year and including a solo work by each performer, showcasing their respective instruments, before joining forces again with the powerful Franck sonata. Luke will also delight you with his rich bass-baritone voice as he sings vocal gems.  May be rescheduled

Rising, Shining Stars – These extremely talented young musicians make their fourth appearance at Arden Crescent by popular request. Charlotte Miles, cellist, has won over 100 competition prizes, and her younger brother, Jamie Miles, violist, is also a multi-prize winner. William Hardy plays several different recorders, also flute and tenor saxophone. Amanda Middleditch (soprano) and Chloe Harris (mezzo soprano, winner of 2019 Herald Sun Aria Richard Divall prize) will team up as a duo as well as singing a variety of solo items.  May be rescheduled

Best and BeyondTenor Roy Best, who came to national prominence in his televised performance of the Duke in Opera Australia’s Rigoletto, continues to delight audiences with his many concert appearances. Soprano Danielle Calder enjoys a varied performing career in opera, music theatre and on the concert platform. We look forward to a wonderful afternoon of music and song with these talented artists, accompanied by David McNicol on piano. May be rescheduled

John Atwell – International Theatre Organist: Dr John Atwell has had the pleasure of entertaining audiences on the theatre organ for nearly 50 years, both in Australian and around the world. In that time he has developed a reputation for providing programs, carefully put together, with a balance between the familiar and the not-so-well-known. May be rescheduled 2021

The Magic of CHIME Choir: We welcome CHIME back for their fourth concert at Arden  Crescent, by popular request. In September 2019 CHIME performed in the very successful Desert Song festival in Alice Springs, alongside the Soweto Gospel Choir, the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, Vanuatu’s Soul Harvest, and others. International tours have included Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Austria, Germany, Italy and the UK – also performing in Carnegie Hall, New York. May be rescheduled 2021

Silvie Paladino  Encore!: Silvie has one of the greatest female voices in Australia. Her remarkable vocal range enables her to sing a vast repertoire, including jazz, contemporary, musical theatre and light opera. She has performed throughout Australia, Asia and London’s West End.  Accompanied on the piano by David Cameron, Silvie will showcase songs from her albums, songs from musicals, and much more.  Join us for an afternoon with one of Australia’s great leading ladies. Sunday, 8 November, 2pm 

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