Community Christmas Concert at St Silas was a great success, involving local people and performing for local community. Our music forces were adult choir, children choir, string ensemble, piano, organ, oboe, trumpet, flute and solo soprano!
We rehearsed through November and had a concert on 9th of December at local Anglican St Silas church in Albert Park, Melbourne. The exciting program of the concert delivered a good performance of both; amateur and professional musicians, giving an opportunity to perform and have a special Christmas evening for locals; children and adults, families, friends and musicians.
The premier of my new composition ‘Hear the spirit come’ were received incredibly well, and dedicated to our vicar Ray Mcinnes, who will sadly retire in 2017.
The night continued to a local ‘Lina’s wine bar in Albert Park where we sang and played with ukulele girls, drank and rejoiced till 3 a.m.!
The night to remember, that’s for sure!
What a great concert we had on 5th of June 2016 at St Silas Church Albert Park!
Congratulations to junior and senior students ! We enjoyed having guests students from Middle Park Primary school !
The St Kilda based Ukulele Ladies plus A Couple of Blokes has launched a guerrilla music campaign to bring the delights of the ukulele to the public.
Instead of formal concerts or gigs the Ukulele Ladies and Blokes will just turn up at a restaurant or event with their ukes and play a couple of numbers.
Bay Street Festival just celebrated its 5th year of school choirs and school bands performances.
A key component of the Festival is its musical programme which featured some 300 performers. Many of these performers were school choirs and bands.
The school choirs competed for the Perpetual Mike Brady Trophy, and the winner was the Port Phillip Specialist school choir!
The night was a great success full of entertainment for parents and students!
The festival will run again on 25th of November in 2016!
See you there!
I was very lucky to be invited to attend the 33rd Asian Composers League International Conference in Manila, Philippines on 6th-12th November. My composition ‘Breath’ was performed at the National University of Philippines. I loved the collaboration between all the composers that attended the conference. It was inspiring and nurturing and I am looking forward to the next conference in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2016.
What did you do on school Holidays?
Together with my nephew who is 12 years old and a keen rock guitar player we decided to play a mix! Classical (which is me) meets Rock!
We improvised on two themes: Piano concerto number 1 by Tchaikovsky and ‘Beat it’ by Michael Jackson! Recorded it in a studio and came up with awesome track!
Dec and Natasha 25.09.15
Beethoven’ Vienna 1808 with the MSO and Royal Philharmonic Choral at Hamer Hall 2nd of May 2015.
Congratulations to one and all who were part of the Vienna 1808 concert with the MSO, glowing tributes and reviews all round. The concert will be broadcast on ABC Classic FM on Saturday 09 May at 12pm.