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My first ever Christmas Album came out today! It is called 'Christmas Memories' and features a collection of songs that remind me of so many of my special memories at Christmas time. There are so many people that contributed to this album and I just wanted to write a little appreciation post to thank you all for your love, support and incredible hard work over the last few months.

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MIRUSIA SPARKLES WITH HER STUNNING CHRISTMAS ALBUM

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Internationally renowned Star Soprano Mirusia releases her first Christmas album - “Christmas Memories" on Fanfare Records and this will be her 7th solo studio album.

 

For more than a decade Mirusia has toured the world as André Rieu’s Star Soprano performing with the musical phenomenon across Europe, the U.K., U.S.A., Asia, Canada, South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. She has appeared on more than 20 Million André Rieu CDs and DVDs sold worldwide and achieved Number 1 ARIA chart success and Gold album sales in Australia for her own solo music releases.

 

"Christmas Memories" is a collection of classics that Mirusia has long wanted to record and reflects many happy lifetime Christmas memories. Brisbane born and raised, Mirusia decends from Dutch parents and speaks fluently in both languages. She sings in English, French, German, Dutch and Latin on this album which will appeal to many of her European fans.

 

The album also features two wonderful duets - "Little Drummer Boy" with radio and singing star Denis Walter, whose Macquarie Radio network show on 3AW holds the number 1 spot on the air waves in Melbourne. Former member of The Ten Tenors, Luke Kennedy also performs a duet on a modern day song “The Magic Of Christmas Time” written by Rick Price.

TRACKS

1. White Christmas

2. Silent Night/Stille Nacht

3. Little Drummer Boy (with Denis Walter)

4. Away in a Manger

5. O Holy Night/Minuit Chrétien

6. My Favorite Things

7. Panis Angelicus

8. Christmas Lullaby

9. O Little Town of Bethlehem

10. The Magic of Christmas Time (with Luke Kennedy)

11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

12. Auld Lang Syne

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Alan Jones has reflected on his own brief singing career while being joined in-studio by Australian music royalty.

Athol Guy, who rose to fame in The Seekers, has joined forces with Mirusia, one of the country’s most famous sopranos, for an upcoming tour that pays tribute to the legendary Aussie band.

But it turns out they have something very special in common with Alan Jones.

All three have performed with violinist Andre Rieu, including Alan, who joined him on stage in Sydney to sing The Seekers’ hit I Am Australian in 2009.

“It was a splendid success,” laughs Alan. “They called for encores!”

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It's a pairing a lifetime in the making. After growing up surrounded by the music of The Seekers, Australian soprano Mirusia paid tribute to them in the truest way possible, now they're hitting the road together. We chatted with Mirusia and original The Seekers member Athol Guy to find out all about it.

A celebration of The Seekers story featuring Mirusia and the original members of the legendary Australian supergroup.

 

BOOK BRISBANE

SUN 13 OCT, 3pm 

Concert Hall QPAC

 

BOOK SYDNEY

SUN 20 OCT, 3pm

City Recital Hall

 

BOOK MELBOURNE

SAT 2 NOV, 1:30pm & 7:30pm

Melbourne Recital Centre

 

 

"Mimma Marini, played by the soprano-darling of Andre Rieu fame, Mirusia Louwerse, was the true embodiment of an independent, head-strong Italian journalist. Her acting and accent were impeccable and her voice like the nightingale referred to in the show – sweet, yet rich and full bodied. I was impressed by the depth and commitment to character and, as testament to the true actress in her, mesmerised by her story." -Leigh Andrew Hill, OUTinPerth

"Mirusia Louwerse shines as Mimma – from the moment she glides down the stairs to delighting in the wonders of London and showing strength and compassion in hardship, Louwerse is a shining light – a beacon of hope and goodness in the world. Her voice is clear and bright and the character of Mimma will charm even the hardest of hearts." -Laura Money, The Fourth Wall

"Louwerse, in particular, was a true delight to witness in what is a very different role for her." - Jessie Stoelwinder, The West Australian

"Much of the advertising has centred on the star billing of Mirusia Louwerse, who plays the title role of Mimma Marini. Mirusia sings gorgeously and anchors the show with grace, forming a wonderful relationship with Holly Meegan who is stunning as Sarah Parker, the other leading role in this production. Great to see a show that celebrates female friendship." -Kimberley Shaw, Stage Whispers

"It’s refreshing to see a new work that champions women who have men in their lives but who are never defined in relation to them. The casting of these two characters, then, is vital to the success of the production and fortunately Louwerse and Meegan delivered as Mimma and Sarah respectively. Accomplished soprano Louwerse displayed her vocal dexterity brilliantly in the second act." -Claire Trolio, Seesaw

OUT IN PERTH: The Regal Theatre Subiaco will be the host to the West Australian production of the new musical, Mimma: A musical of war and friendship, from Orana Productions, with the season running from April 9 -21, 2019. READ MORE

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THE WEEKEND WEST MARCH 30-31, 2019
BY JESSIE STOELWINDER