Lady Sings the Viol24 Aug
Concert 2 - Lady Sings the Viol CD launch
Directed by Jennifer Eriksson
“Lady Sings the Viol”, the latest Marais Project CD, brings together five wonderful singers – and some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists – who individually and collectively present 700 years of very special songs for voice and viol accompaniment. Everything from medieval English love songs to Edith Piaf, John Paul Jones, Elena Kats Chernin, Chattanooga Choo Choo and Marais. This will be the CD launch of the year. What better place to appear than the wonderful Independent Theatre where we return after several years’ absence.
Date: 7.30pm Saturday 24th August
Venue: The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller St North Sydney.
- Belinda Montgomery, Mara Kiek, Narelle Evans, Nicole Thomson and Megan Cronin – voice
- Jennifer Eriksson, Catherine Upex, Shaun Ng and Imogen Granwal – viols
- Tommie Andersson – lutes and guitars
- Alex Cronin – double harp
- Llew Kiek – gittern
- Jess Ciampi – percussion
Tickets – $38/34 at door; family ticket $100 (2 adults + 2 children); bookings ph 9955 6455; on-line at:
Note: tickets for the concert are available from The Independent Theatre only or through purchasing a Seasons Ticket from this site – http://theindependent.org.au/
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Two Reviews of “Lady Sings the Viol” from the Early Music Society of Victoria newsletter, 2 May 2013
Thanks to our colleagues at Early Music Society of Victoria for organising reviews of “Lady Sings the Viol”. We really appreciate the thoughtful comments. Two CD reviews of Lady Sings the Viol – The Marais Project, directed by Jennifer Eriksson Lady Sings the Viol – CD review by Janet Norman
‘Lady Sings The Viol’ – CD Review by Shamistha de Soysa
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Review of “Lady Sings the Viol”
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Review of “Six of the Best”
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