Roger Neill of Per Diem, London
"From Melba to Sutherland: Australian Singers on Record".
Friday 22 August 5:15pm
Wyselaskie Auditorium, Centre for Theology and Ministry,
29 College Crescent, Parkville, Melbourne.
An interactive discussion featuring recordings by famous and forgotten Australian singers 1898-1998.
The talk will be followed by refreshments including wine and cheese.
Cost: FREE to MSA Members, $10 full / $5 student/concession non members.
For catering purposes, please RSVP BY Thursday 21 August 2014
Roger Neill was previously chairman of Music Preserved and is currently secretary of Historic Masters (now Historic Singers Trust).He was involved in the restoration of and early programming at Blackheath Concert Halls in London, and chaired Docklands Sinfonietta/Sinfonia 21 and Endymion Ensemble.
He writes and speaks on the musicians and singers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
He will introduce a selection of recordings to be featured in a forthcoming 4 CD set from Decca Australia, which includes some 75 singers, both the famous and the forgotten, from 1898 to 1998 (or thereabouts).
For more about Roger Neill, please go to his Blog http://rogerneill.blogspot.com.au/