What's New

24th April, 2017

Choral@Montsalvat

For many years, Music in the Round was a wonderful event which occurred in Melbourne every year and the Faye Dumont Singers were among the regular ...

21st April, 2017

Aladdin

Melbourne is fortunate in having so many show stopping musicals pass through this year. The latest is the Disney live musical Aladdin, currently lighting up Her ...

17th April, 2017

Opera Australia changes as season starts

It’s time for re-assigning roles at Opera Australia – and that’s not confined to the stage! It was recently announced that Rory Jeffes was to be Opera Australia’s ...

13th April, 2017

Music for the ANZACs

Earlier this month whilst working in Lille, France, I travelled to Ypres (Ieper) in the Western Flanders region of Belgium, visiting some of the World War ...

12th April, 2017

When the Roads Meet: Balkan Crossings

When the Roads Meet: Balkan Crossings, Anja and Zlatna’s first concert of 2017 took place on Saturday, 8 April. Repertoire from diverse Balkan nations – including ...

05th April, 2017

Passion Lament Glory

What a brave, exotic and sacred feast was consumed here! Artists from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music showed skill and brilliance in daringly placing a sacred masterpiece within ...

Reviews

This year the closeness of Easter to Anzac Day encouraged choirs to explore the repertoire for music that was both solemn and uplifting, and many took …

  The week ended (and a weekend of music began for some) with a memorable concert given by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Called simply Carmina Burana …

Violinist Joshua Bell is always welcome as attested by his two sell-out evening concerts with that other musical icon, the Academy of St Martin in the …

As a musical expression of religious devotion on Good Friday Bach’s St John Passion would have to be an ideal choice. Thanks to the Melbourne Bach …

Repeated radio announcements told us that we should remain indoors, but the intrepid souls who ventured out to hear Lee Abrahmsen sing a collection of Mozart …

  Melbourne is, as we are so often reminded, the sporting capital of the world. And as such this often has an unintended impact beyond those …