Having Grown Up in Melbourne my whole life I like to think I know a thing or two about our great city. Although I live in the South East I am passionate about fun family days out and keen to bring them to the foreground. Looking forward to sharing.
Celebrate the Queens Birthday with the Best of British
The 6th annual Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015 presents a their Best of British concert on Monday June 8th at Deakin Edge, commencing at 2.30pm and you're invited. The costs are $20 for an Adult or $15 for Concession or under 16.
This event is bound to be spectacular and a must-see with good old fashioned entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
The concert will not only be a celebration for the Queen's Birthday but it will also be a tribute to the fact that in September of this year, Queen Elizabeth II will have become the longest reigning British Monarch. Wow, that truly is something to celebrate and such an amazing achievement for such a lovely gracious lady.
Additionally, the concert celebrates the 70th birthday of British composer Mr John Rutter.
Proceeds from Best of British will benefit the School of Hard Knocks, which assists in providing arts, cultural and well being programs for Melbourne's homeless & most disadvantaged.
Best of British features a panoply of performers and includes many of the best loved, traditional pieces of quintessential English music, including John Rutter's Gloria, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and much, much more in a heartfelt tribute to the Queen.
Joining conductors Dr Jonathon Welch AM and Dr Kathleen McGuire - co-artistic directors of the School of Hard Knocks - will be Dr Kirby Shaw. A world renowned composer, arranger and performer, Dr Shaw will visit the east coast of Australia for the first time to take part in the Festival. He has over 2,500 choral arrangements and compositions in print and his music is sung around the world, with his most recent commission with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The stellar concert line up also includes Gordon Hamilton and The Australian Voices; the award winning Footscray-Yarraville City Band led by Music Director Phillipa Edwards; and the Massed Voices of the Melbourne International Singers Festival.
"What better way to celebrate Her Majesty's birthday than with a fabulous concert of music? "