Belinda Montgomery graduated in 1997 from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Voice. She later studied with Emma Kirkby and Evelyn Tubb in England and has since established a freelance career in Sydney, where she is particularly active as an early music specialist. Belinda has appeared with various ensembles, most notably the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Salut! Baroque, Concertato, The Sydney Consort and of course, The Marais Project. She has also appeared with contemporary music specialists, Halcyon. Solo engagements have included Bach Cantatas (The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra), Handel’s Dixit Dominus (Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir), Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Faure’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and Solemn Vespers (Sydney Chamber Choir) and Steve Reich’s Drumming (Synergy Percussion). In March, 2003, she gave the world premiere performance of Andrew Ford’s new song cycle, Learning to Howl, which later won the APRA award for Best Composition in 2004 as well as the Paul Lowin prize for Song Cycle. As both a soloist and chorus member Belinda has performed extensively with Cantillation, directed by Antony Walker, appearing on many of their ABC recordings. She has recorded music for radio broadcast and has appeared on many CDs for the labels Tall Poppies, Walsingham and Celestial Harmonies.
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/
Lady Sings the Viol Full Price Tickets: $38 -
Lady Sings the Viol Concession Tickets: $34 -
Lady Sings the Viol Family Tickets: $100 (2 adults + 2 children); -
Plus $3.00 booking fee.
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