Cancelled: Songmakers Australia Relaxed Performance

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Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise that Songmakers Australia’s Relaxed Performance on Thursday 30 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.

If you have any questions or concerns about this concert cancellation please contact our Ticketing Services team at

Event details

Enjoy a casual attitude to sound and movement

Melbourne Recital Centre’s series of Relaxed Performances provides the same exceptional artists in the best place to hear, with an environment particularly suitable for audience members with autism, learning disabilities or sensory sensitivities.

Ensemble Songmakers Australia join us for this Relaxed Performance. Unique in the musical landscape of Australia, Songmakers Australia brings together some of the country’s leading singers and instrumentalists in a diverse repertoire comprising some of the pinnacles of all chamber music.

Under the artistic patronage of Graham Johnson, founding director of the acclaimed London-based Songmakers Almanac, pianist Andrea Katz teams with soprano Merlyn Quaife, mezzo-soprano Christina Wilson, tenor Brenton Spiteri and bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos in inspired programs that feature a dynamic interplay of song and chamber music.

Supported by The Calvert-Jones Foundation and The Samuel Nissen Charitable Foundation.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

What to Expect

  • A 45-minute performance with no interval
  • Venue doors open throughout the performance
  • A quiet space in the Ground Floor Foyer
  • A social script to accompany the performance
  • Venue lighting on
  • A limit of only 70 seats for each show, with more room for aisles and exit pathways
  • A mixture of seats and cushions for guests


This production is part of the following series:

Relaxed Performances

Promoting a casual approach to sound and movement, the Centre’s series of Relaxed Performances provides the same exceptional artists in the best place to hear, with an environment specifically suited for audiences with sensory sensitivities.