SCOTLAND THE BRAVE: MIRUSIA DIVA DIVINE HONOURING THE TARTAN
This was just before she left to become a huge success overseas and began to build, in true Aussie tradition, a brilliant career, singing with Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra.
Mirusia will be joining the 100+ singers, dancers and musicians who are nationally presenting the concert Scotland the Brave 2017, which will be conducted by New York-Bethlehem based Australian composer conductor Sean O’Boyle on June 30 and July 2 in Melbourne and Brisbane, October 17.
The youngest ever winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Award and a lyric soprano, Mirusiareleased her first album in Australia in 2010 and it shot straight to No 1 on the Aria Classical charts, as well as making the top 20 on the ‘pop’ charts. Singing from the heart, she also won the ARIA #1 Chart Award for Always & Forever in 2012, the only classical artist to receive such an award.
Land of my high endeavour,
Land of the shining river,
Land of my heart for ever,
Scotland the brave
Focussing on the songs of Scotland, the concert Scotland the Brave 2017 will be sure to feature repertoire that includes arrangements of Amazing Grace, Auld Lang Syne and the powerful The Banks O’Doon by Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns (1759-1796). He wrote three versions all published in 1791 and it is the third version many of us know so well…
Ye banks and braes o’ bonnie Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair;
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary, fu’ o’ care!
When you hear Mirusia sing for the first time what always strikes you is how at ease she is, her voice a natural expression of her passion for music and her love of life. She will be sure to captivate the audience, making musical memories with her renditions of works of music much loved by the Celts.
Mirusia is looking forward to wearing a tartan sash once more in her reunion with Scottish lads and lassies, including multi-instrumentalist Marcus Holden, Pipe Major Andrew Fuller and acclaimed tenor Gregory Moore, all of whom have been integral to Andrew McKinnon’s Scotland the Brave for a long time.
Moore performed with Mirusia first in 2007. A fellow Queensland Conservatorium of Music graduate, he was Australia Day Ambassador for the Queensland Government (2009 – 2011) and released his well-received album of contemporary and traditional Celtic songs recorded with the Queensland Pops Orchestra nationally in 2010.
Carolyn McDowall, The Culture Concept Circle, 2017
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