Cancelled: 1700



Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Alister – 1700 on Thursday 9 July has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

Born out of years of friendship, Alister unites singers Clancye Milne and Natalie Carolan.

The pair focus on lyrics and melody above all else, their voices intertwining effortlessly, with an emotive power that draws you into the very heart of their experiences.

1700 details the series of unfortunate events Clancye and Natalie encountered on their journey from Melbourne to Woodford Folk Festival in December 2018. The journey ended up being as fulfilling, positive and enriching as the Festival itself, meeting countless beautiful souls who recharged the pairs faith in the kindness of strangers. The stories told by various locals along the way, lessons learnt and other less-than-fortunate encounters are the backbone of their music.

For this concert, the duo has collaborated with renowned composer and arranger Johannes Luebbers to explore and incorporate a range of textural and orchestral colours that enhance the intertwining vocal melodies and simple folk harmonies of Alister’s songwriting.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Alister


Natalie Carolan voice
Clancye Milne voice
Johannes Luebbers piano
Chris Hale guitar
Tony Floyd drums
Esther Henderson violin
Naomi Wileman cello