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Concerts 2019

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

Piano Duo Spina-Benignetti: On tour from Saint Quentin, Northern France, come two compelling, talented  young musicians, whose partnership as a piano duo began in 2013 and immediately received positive acclaim as they travelled around Europe, giving recitals in France, Italy, UK and The Netherlands. At Arden Crescent they will play music by Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Schubert and Rachmaninov. Sunday, 17 February, 2pm

Lollipops! This concert promises a fine afternoon of variety, with our singers bringing you their favourite tunes from the worlds of music theatre, opera and parlour songs… together with a little fun poetry and light-hearted piano solos. Sunday, 3 March, 2pm

Romantic Violin and Piano – with Andrew Sords (violin), Elyane Laussade (piano) and special guest artist Luke Severn (cello). American violinist Andrew Sords has garnered accolades on four continents for his performances combining virtuosity and ravishing tone. Elyane Laussade, recognised as one of Melbourne’s finest pianists, has delighted audiences around the world with her imaginative and strongly individual playing. Sunday, 7 April, 2pm

Rising Stars – Many happy returns! By popular request, four talented younger musicians and singers return to the stage at Arden Crescent for their third successive appearance. Charlotte Miles, cellist, has won over 100 competition prizes. William Hardy plays several different recorders, also flute & tenor saxophone. Amanda Middleditch (soprano) and Chloe Harris (mezzo soprano) will team up as a duo as well as singing a variety of solo items.  Sunday, 23 June, 2pm

Antony Peebles – Pianist Extraordinaire: Having performed in over 130 different countries worldwide, Anthony Peebles returns to Rosanna after six years to once more display his outstanding pianistic skills, drawing on his impressive repertoire to present a selection of favourite compositions.  Sunday, 28 July, 2pm

Melbourne Welsh Male Choir, with guest artist Kate AmosFounded in 1984, this choir has since grown into one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed male choirs and, while maintaining strong audience support from the Welsh community, also attracts a widely diversified audience because of the very breadth and variety of its repertoire. And we welcome Kate Amos, one of Australia’s most versatile young sopranos, to sing with the choir. Sunday, 8 September, 2pm

Rebels and Romantics: Returning after a three-year break, tenor Raymond Khong and pianist May Gavin will again entertain with their unique combination of music and jest. On this occasion they will be joined by soprano Jane O’Toole for a potpourri of songs from musicals and opera. A great afternoon of music and song, and lots of fun as well. Sunday, 13 October, 2pm

Music for the Heart and Soul: After delighting the Arden Crescent audience in 2017, Soprano Kathryn Radcliffe returns with pianist David Barnard to present a mixture of operatic ‘mad songs’ teamed with a selection of gentler and more emotionally nourishing music to contrast. We welcome these two outstanding musicians as they bring us a heart-warming afternoon of music.  Sunday, 10 November, 2pm

Christmas Celebration in Song:  Danielle Calder enjoys a varied performing career in opera, music theatre and on the concert platform – and tenor Roy Best, who came to national prominence in his televised performance as the Duke in Opera Australia’s Rigoletto, has continued to delight audiences ever since. Having provided first-class entertainment on their previous visits to Rosanna, Roy and Danielle make a welcome return as they help us celebrate the Christmas season in musicSunday, 8 December, 2pm 

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