Melbourne Intervarsity Choral Festival (MIV) 2018 is proud to present Light the Dark, a moving musical programme offering hope in a time of global turmoil and upheaval.
The concert features Vaughan Williams’ Toward the Unknown Region, Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody, Parry’s I Was Glad and the jewel in the crown, Elgar’s Light of Life. Conducted by Patrick Burns, featuring renowned soloists Liane Keegan, Andrew Goodwin, Anna-Louise Cole, Raphael Wong and accompanied by the Melbourne Opera Orchestra, this concert will be a once-in-a-lifetime performance, and we hope that you will join us as we make history in the glorious Melbourne Town Hall.
On 20 January 2017, tragedy struck in the heart of Melbourne.
The Victorian Government will host a State Memorial Service to commemorate the first anniversary of the devastating tragedy that occurred on Bourke Street.
This will be an opportunity to honour those who lost their lives in the attack, their families and those who were injured and affected. It will also be an opportunity to come together with first responders and everyone who has provided ongoing support.
The Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens from 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm.
The Memorial Service is being held after the one year anniversary to allow those affected the opportunity to mark the milestone personally and privately.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend however they are not required to register. More information, including door opening times, will be made available closer to the Service at www.vic.gov.au/bourkestreet.html
feb 22 - March 10
Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score, Sondheim's glorious operatic farce - A Little Night Music - premiered in 1973, based on Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night.
It is midsummer in Sweden. On a magical night that smiles three times, an ageing actress, her ex-lover, his virgin bride, a sex-starved divinity student, a buffoonish count and his long-suffering wife are drawn into a tangled and hilarious web of love affairs.
Featuring a lush score including 'A Weekend in the Country', 'Liaisons', 'The Miller's Son', 'Every Day A Little Death' and possibly the best known Sondheim ballad, 'Send in the Clowns, A Little Night Music is sure to delight audiences as it travels from Geelong Performing Arts Centre to the National Theatre Melbourne and finally, Whitehorse Centre from 22 February - 10 March, 2018.
In 2018, CitiOpera continues its transformation with an Australian premiere performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's one-act treasure, Kashchey the Immortal. Following the outstanding success of Verdi's It Trovatore and Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, CitiOpera returns with a stunning production of an immortal Russian fairy-tale opera, Kashchey the Immortal. This rare gem of an opera stars an outstanding Australian cast of talent you'll be hearing much more of in the future. 2016-17 Herald-Sun aria finalist, Raphael Wong as Ivan-Korolevich, acclaimed Melbourne tenor and star of Victorian Opera, Michael Lapiña in the title role of Kashchey, Opera Australia soprano, Giuseppina Grech as Tsarevna, outstanding mezzo-soprano from Sydney, Viktoria Bolonina and the incredible Melbourne-based Russian bass, Alex Pokryshevsky as Burya Bogatyr.
After a ten-year stint in Europe, CitiOpera's new music director, Maestro Alan Cook leads CitiOpera’s celebrated Orchestra and Chorus in the first ever performance on Australian soil of this spellbinding work.
This is not a concert to be missed!
Sung in Russian with English surtitles.
Sunday 18th March at 7.00 pm.
Tickets at Melbourne Recital Centre