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Ali McGregor with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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A night of passion, soaring melodies and pure joy
Photo credit: Claudio Raschella

For one night only, the multi-talented, multifaceted gem of Australian cabaret, Ali McGregor will reunite with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to perform her international hit show Alchemy, on Friday 26 May at Hamer Hall. Tickets are now on sale.

Promising a night of passion, soaring melodies and pure joy, this is the first time Alchemy will be given the full orchestral treatment. Arranged by Alex Turley, Ali will perform songs from her Alchemy album in which she creates amazing hybrids from popular songs, standards and blues to create wild mashups and genre-defying versions of music from the likes of Madonna, Salt-n-Pepa, INXS, Soft Cell and The Foo Fighters.

The evening will also showcase music from Ali's Helpmann Award-winning show Yma Sumac - The Peruvian Songbird, and new opera works from 'Lorelei' and 'The Call'.

Starting her career as a principal soprano with Opera Australia, Ali regularly performs with the Victorian Opera and Opera Queensland. An award-winning cabaret artist, she most recently won a coveted Helpmann Award for her cabaret show Yma Sumac - The Peruvian Songbird after successful seasons at Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the Sydney Opera House.

In 2021 Ali performed as part of the MSO's Performance of a Lifetime Live concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and brought the crowd to their feet with her show-stopping rendition of Radiohead's 'Creep'.

This new concert marks Ali's third collaboration with the MSO and her first solo concert at Hamer Hall. It's an evening guaranteed to leave you entranced!

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Tickets are priced $55-$97


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    When: Friday 26 May, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
    Where: Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3004
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