Songmakers Australia – The Australian Connection


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Songmakers Australia


The vast influence and commitment of Merlyn Quaife.

About Songmakers Australia

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, mezzosoprano Christina Wilson, tenor Brenton Spiteri and bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos in inspired programs featuring a dynamic interplay of song and chamber music.

About the concert

Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon celebrates fearless soprano Merlyn Quaife’s life, career and unwavering love and support of Australian Art Song. Featuring four stunning cycles by Johanna Selleck, Richard Mills, Luke Severn and Keith Humble, the performance represents aspects of her vast influence and commitment spanning three generations of composers.

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Merlyn Quaife AM soprano
Andrea Katz piano


Johanna Selleck
The Prospect and Bower of Bliss

Richard Mills
Here where life and death are met

Luke Severn
Two Goethe Songs

Keith Humble
Cabaret Songs


This production is part of the following series:

Season Three: Illuminate

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.