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Singing Together While Apart

If you are missing singing in a choir while Covid-19 restrictions are in place, then this is the place for you.  Head to my Courses page where you can learn a new choral piece each week and be conducted as you sing it in 4 part harmony.

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Morning Melodies – Kingston Arts – 11 August 2020

https://www.kingstonarts.com.au/PERFORMANCE/MUSIC/Morning-Melodies

Emotionworks Cut Opera Bushfire Appeal Concert

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Come and hear your favourite cut opera singers and band and support the wildlife that has been so badly ravaged in the recent bushfires!
5pm Sunday 1st March at the St Kilda sports club (lawn bowls) 66 Fitzroy St, St Kilda.
All artists and venue are donating their efforts and all proceeds will go the world wildlife fund – Australia (the Australian wildlife and nature recovery fund).

Bushfire Charity Gala at The Athenaeum

Melbourne’s Opera Community Bushfire Benefit Gala

More than 50 of Victoria’s leading singers and musicians come together to support bushfire relief.Friday 7 February 7:30PM at the Athenaeum Theatre.

A popular program of operatic arias, duets and ensembles by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Donizetti, Bernstein, Bizet, Strauss and many more. Starring Rosamund Illing, Suzanne Johnston, Antoinette Halloran, Alexander Lewis, Katrina Waters, Zara Barrett, Rebecca Rashleigh, Lee Abrahmsen, Margaret Haggart, Roger Howell, Adrian Tamburini, Stephen Smith, Dimity Shepherd, Roxane Hislop, John O’May, Michael Cormick, Suzanne Shakespeare, Mike Snell, Phillip Calcagno and a host of others.

Accompanists include Maestro Anthony Negus, Phoebe Briggs, Raymond Lawrence, Phillipa Safey and Dean Sky-Lucas.

Tickets from only $50… get yours now!

Dendy Park Carols – 10 December 2019

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Mornington Peninsula Chorale Christmas Concert –        5 December & 8 December 2019

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Revisiting the Ring – Wagner for Peter Mac at the Melbourne Meat Market – November 2 & 3 2019

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Kingston Sea Shanties and The Frankston Proms

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This was my weekend, the culmination of two very big projects facilitating over 150 singers across two quite different concerts.

The repertoire for the two projects was quite different, spanning Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, through Barber’s choral setting of Sure on this Shining Night and Lauridsen’s setting of the same, to Fred Smith’s Urban Sea Shanties.

The joy from the singers was the same across the projects, that joy that comes from using your voice in harmony with others and knowing you have expressed something of value and beauty by doing so. And having fun while doing it!

And I got to play and sing and create and share the stage with Andrew Price, Fred Smith, Liz Frencham, Tom Pugh, Thaddeus Huang, Richard Vaudrey.

Facilitate the solos of 15 young up and coming soloists in The Serenade.

And most especially lead and direct two wonderful choirs – The Mornington Peninsula Chorale which has been performing for 40 or so years and The Kingston Sea Shanties Choir which has been together for 12 weeks.

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Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle – Soprano Soloist – May/June 2019

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Cosi fan Tutti Frutti – June 2019

Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti – at the St. Kilda Lawn Bowls Club. June 8-23, 2019

at the legendary St Kilda Lawn Bowls Club
66 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda.

June 8th – 8pm
June 9th – 3pm
June 16th – 3pm
June 22nd – 8pm
June 23rd – 3pm

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BCDFK

Emotionworks Cut Opera condenses Mozart’s classic comedy opera and fuses it with 1950’s Rock and Roll in this swinging, action-packed, retro inspired production. This is opera fusion!

Hear the best hits from the 1950’s alongside Mozart’s beautiful arias and ensembles performed by an exceptional young cast of opera and contemporary singers. This is a trip down memory lane featuring songs by Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry to name a few and as we wind back the clock to the 1950’s.

Radford College Musical Celebration – March 2019

March 30th this year was a wonderfully nostalgic day for me, singing at my alma mater Radford College 25 years since I graduated. I sang Brahms Op. 91 Wiegenlied or Cradle Song’s for voice and viola, My Secret Love from Calamity Jane and Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz (both musicals we did when I was at Radford).

I realised I have been singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow since I was 12. To remember that little 12 year old who just wanted to sing and to think of all the dreams that were waiting her of singing around the world, making my living from music and getting play and create with kindred spirits – and to think of all the dreams left to come and the music yet to be made and played with more kindred spirits. Well it was and is completely humbling.

So thank you to my colleagues for the invitation, collegial welcome and for your beautiful playing. To connect with music deeply and sing has always been my greatest pleasure and it is so nice to remember and sing where that joy and passion was ignited.

Emotionworks Cut Opera Tosca, Donna Anna and Dorabella

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Two Tosca’s, a Donna Anna and Dorabella have sung in my 2019.  Emotionworks has been taking Opera Fusion to both Victoria Peninsula’s with performances in Barwon Heads, Point Lonsdale and Flinders.  Each performance has allowed me to explore these characters a little bit more and play with my fellow Emotionworks performers while taking opera, rock and RnB to some of the most beautiful seaside towns in Australia.

FSO Proms 2018

Wonderful concert on the weekend as the soprano soloist for the PROMS 2018 Concert with The Frankston Symphony Orchestra and Mornington Peninsula Chorale.  Performing under the baton of Tom Pugh with baritone soloist Adam Miller we performed operatic highlights from Carmen, Eugene Onegin, The Bartered Bride and Cavalleria Rusticana.

http://www.frankstonmusicsociety.org.au/events/proms_concert_2018/

Emotionworks Cut Opera Tosca and Don G

Last year found me performing the roles of Tosca and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni for Emotionworks – Cut Opera in Pentridge Prison, the Melba Spiegeltent and iconic rock venues.  We are gearing up for another performance of Don G at Richmond’s Corner Hotel on June 3.  Tickets can be booked here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mozarts-don-giovanni-lets-rock-and-roll-tickets-44973739666?aff=eac2

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Emotionworks – Cut Opera – The Countess in Figaro

Billed as “Opera without the boring bits”.  This Figaro is set in a Footy Club and fused with my favourite driving music of all time – Aussie Rock!

I had a great time singing one of my favourite Mozart operas and finding my inner Divinyl, all while heavily pregnant – the baby is sure to love music both Mozart and Rock.

Paul Selar’s review in the Herald Sun remarked: Katrina Waters swans as Rosina, the coach’s rather Brighton-bred wife..the poignancy of Rosina’s lament of love lost and the stirring act of forgiveness she bestows on a repentant husband remain luminous highlights”. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/arts/review-marriage-of-figaro-vs-oz-rock-and-aussie-rules/news-story/020ac4be2f1159724c88616bc41e45b6

See more about Emotionworks here: https://emotionworks.com.au

Dvorak’s Love Songs and Janáček’s Diary of One Who Disappeared

I recently indulged my love of Czech repertoire by performing Dvorak’s Love Songs and Janáček’s Diary of One Who Disappeared with Opera Australia tenor, Kent McIntosh and pianist Colin Forbes.  Kent and Colin are colleagues from my initial studies at the Canberra School of Music.  Our concert at Amdamshurst in Albury was a huge success and I am looking forward to performing at the Wesley Music Centre in Canberra on the 18th of September.

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Father Peter McLeod-Miller, Katrina Waters, Colin Forbes, Kent McIntosh at Adamshurst.

Wagner for Peter Mac

I recently made my first foray into the world of Wagner, singing Sieglinde in Die Walküre, Wagner for Peter Mac.  Staging was by Julie Edwardson and Musical Direction by David Barnard.  Performances on April 22 and 23 at the Melbourne Metropolitan Meat Market raised 13K for Peter Mac.  I absolutely loved collaborating with artists from both performance and medical backgrounds.  These performances were extremely special for me as I did them in honour of my Mum who died of melanoma 20 years ago – she would have been so proud and I learnt a very important lesson about performing, when you perform for a cause bigger than yourself nerves really don’t get a look in.  I felt free and loved the feeling of flying over Wagner’s vocal lines.

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