Summer Concert – 23rd February 2014

Sunday 23rd February 2014
12:00pm Summer Picnic
1:00pm Pre-Concert Children’s Entertainment
2:30pm MITCH Summer Concert Start
42 O’Connell’s Road, East Trentham

Summer Concert  2014 Admission
$50 Family Ticket – 2 adults & 2 children, [12 & under]
Additional Children on a Family Ticket $5
$25 Adults
No seniors concession
$10 Teenagers 13-18 years.

Bookings to be made via return email.

Happy New Year from all at MITCH.

MITCH’s Summer Concert takes on a new format. We are pleased to announce the ‘family day’ concert, focused on introducing the younger generation to the music quality you know and have enjoyed at previous concerts. We encourage you to invite children who you think may enjoy the concerts in a picnic style event.

The Summer Concert is on Sunday 23 February 2014 at the home of Mr & Mrs James & Emma Connell, 42 O’Connell’s Road, East Trentham. We invite you to bring a picnic lunch and rugs (weather permitting). Enjoy a relaxed afternoon in the garden from 12.30 before the traditional MITCH concert gets underway at 2.30pm. There is a dam nearby, and we do ask that children be supervised during the day with regard to the concert and also where water is concerned.

Joseph Bromley, a well respected local performing arts teacher, will entertain children from 1.00pm until the concert starts and also during interval. He will have a collection of instruments for children to try out.

This main concert will feature, playing together as a trio for the first time, Mary Doumany (vocals, harp), Robbie Melville (guitar) and Sam Thorpe (double bass). They will be presenting golden era jazz standards and Brazilian classics, penned by such musical greats as George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Mary’s expressive singing will combine with sensitive rhythm section accompaniment to create a mellow but rich performance.

Our featured Young Artist will be Ruby Wilson-Peirce, a 17 year old singer from East Trentham who attends Daylesford Secondary College. She has played leading roles in college productions. Ever since her childhood, Ruby has had a passion for music, dance, art and drama, and she describes her music choices as “eclectic”, saying that Adele is an artist she admires and respects and can relate to.

The concert will commence at 2.30pm sharp. If you are not coming to enjoy a picnic, a 2.00pm arrival is recommended. There will be a 20 minute interval with light refreshments served.

As we have limited seating of 200 for this concert, those first to confirm their bookings by responding to this invitation will have the first chance of securing seats. In case anyone who has booked is suddenly unable to attend we will have a waiting list for those seats. Please let us know if you are happy to go on that waiting list.

Joseph Bromley  – MITCH Picnic Entertainment, 1:00 pm to Concert Start

Joseph Bromley is a Performing Arts teacher, entertainer and workshop conductor from Central Victoria.  He has been spreading sunshine, lollipops and rainbows (Lesley Gore style) in a variety of musical and performing guises for several years.  Whether playing one of his fleet of ukuleles, running a marimba workshop, or teaching circus skills, you’re sure to have an interesting, informative and perhaps even entertaining time in his presence.

Ruby Wilson-Peirce – MITCH Summer Concert, Young Performer

Ruby Wilson-Peirce, is 17 years of age and goes to Daylesford Secondary College. Ever since childhood she have always had a passion for music, dance, art and drama, and has always loved being up on stage. Ruby say “as an only child I use these hobbies to preoccupy myself, and have always had alot of time to try new things and develop my skills. My current school is extremely supportive of the arts, and every year there is a successful production where kids are encouraged to get involved, and many do. Our last production was a mash up called “the rocky horror monster show” to which I preformed in as one of the lead roles”. Ruby aspire to work with children in need in an NGO overseas or social work here at home and hopefully bring music into their lives. Here music choice she regards as quite eclectic, with Adele as a woman she really love to sing to. Ruby says she can relate to Adele’s music which she finds true to her.

Samuel Thorpe – MITCH Summer Concert
sam-320Samuel Thorpe is a musician and composer whose main passion is electric and double bass. He has been playing bass since high school and has had the privilege of playing with many different people, bands and productions over a vast variety of musical styles including jazz, folk, world, blues, pop and many others. He studied a Bachelor of music at the Victorian Collage of the Arts and currently teachers instrumental and music theory.

Mary Doumany – MITCH Summer Concert

One of the most original voices in the Australian arts community, Mary Doumany is a cross-arts practitioner renown as a composer, harpist and singer, and is rapidly earning a reputation as a creator of unique and innovative works that encompass music, text and visuals.

Mary’s compositional career began in her teens, when she was awarded prizes in young composers competitions.  She later formed a song-writing partnership ‘The Lovers’, signing with BMG and releasing two ARIA award-nominated albums.

Mary’s compositions feature on several recent releases through ABC Classics, as well as on the independent release Elemental, an album of original solo harp works.

Drawing on her considerable experience writing lyrics and music across a range of genres, and her passion for poetry and visual art, Mary now focuses her creative efforts on conceptualising and creating cross-artform works, characterised by her tonal, emotionally engaging and accessible compositional style.

Robbie Melville – MITCH Summer Concert
robbie-320_SnapseedSince completing formal music study, Robbie has performed both nationally and internationally. In 2005 he was offered the Principal Guitar Chair in the Australian Pops Orchestra, appearing at Hamer Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Further gigs with the Orchestra followed in 2006 and 2007, featuring James Morrison, Marina Prior, Roy Best and Guy Sebastian.

Robbie has composed and recorded music for The Australian Diamond Company and the Chinese/American short film, “Hidden Truths”. One of his original compositions has also featured in the Australian short film, “The Takedown”.

Robbie has also independently released an album with his ensemble cleverhorse featuring the band’s eclectic range of music, as well as the inclusion of two pieces for string quartet. The Sydney Morning Herald’s John Clare labelled the music “seductive and euphoric…undoubtedly creative”.

In 2008 Robbie launched an album called “Softly, softly” showcasing a repertoire of original solo pieces incorporating several musical styles such as jazz, country and ambient music.

Robbie lives in the Central Highlands of Victoria with his wife, daughters and very friendly dog. He works as the in house guitarist and musical arranger for Red Room Records, teaches guitar, and performs regularly in both Melbourne and nationally.