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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Musical Matinees presents A Winter in Europe on Election Day 2nd July, 2016

Passionate songs in German and Spanish by Strauss, Da Falla,  Granados and Grieg.
Renowned composer & pianist Ross Fiddes forges a powerful partnership with Newcastle's favourite song bird, Susan Carson. Sue will delight you with the range of her voice and stunning interpretations. As a multi-instrumentalist she provides incredible musical insight. Ross's similarly intense knowledge of music means this pair will inspire and amaze.
Our guest young song recitalist is Lauren Gummow. Lauren is a student at Newcastle Grammar School.

Date: 2nd July, 2016
Time: 2pm
Venue: St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 12 Laman Street, Newcastle. Crn Laman and Auckland Streets
Cost: $25 for the show. A complimentary, home made afternoon teas is provided after the show so you have the opportunity to meet the stars.
Music Students Free

For more details contact Kim Duffy 0407437773 or via facebook or email

For the love of Music

Sue has performed as a professional musician for over 27 years in various genres from opera to contemporary pop, country, folk, blues, rock, soul, jazz and musical theatre. She is a musical whirlwind, a musical explorer and a musical all-rounder. She’ll give anything a go (…musically!)

Most know Sue for her exquisite coloratura soprano performances including Mozart’s “Queen of the Night” in The Magic Flute, Strauss’s “Rosalinde” in Die Fledermaus, and “Cunegonde” in Bernstein’s Candide, her music theatre roles as   “Mrs Lovett” in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, “Carrie” in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel or for her pop/celtic/bluegrass/rock star turn-outs in Sligo Maid, The Sue and Mikey Show, Love That Hat and the multi award-winning Bob Corbett Band.

She won the Newcastle Conservatorium “Doris Smith” scholarship for classical voice in 1997 which enabled her to study for a short time in London. Since her return, Sue has been involved in several Hunter region performances of opera, oratorio, musicals, jazz concerts, orchestras, and has conducted workshops for school students, University students and at regional music camps.

Sue has been nominated for several CONDAs (City of Newcastle Drama Awards) including best professional actress as “Beatrice” in Hunter Valley Theatre Company’s The Venetian Twins (1996), “Susanna” in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro (2004), and best supporting actress as “Queen of the Night “in Mozart’s Magic Flute (2009).

Aside from her regular membership in the Bob Corbett Band as fiddle player, mandolin player and backing vocalist, Sue is in high demand as a session player and has played at numerous national festivals, cruises and functions with other high profile artists such as Troy Cassar-Daley, The McClymonts, Sara Storer, Adam Harvey, O’Shea, McCalister Kemp, Amber Lawrence, Jetty Road and Beccy Cole.

Based in Newcastle, Sue teaches singing at community and tertiary level at the Newcastle University Conservatorium and is currently studying for her Master of Philosophy exploring the art of multi-genre singing and teaching.

She also played “Heloise” in the debut performances of original production Abelard and Heloise by Ross Fiddes and Paul Kavanagh. It will be a pleasure to return to her recital duo with long-time friend and musical colleague Ross Fiddes in 2016.

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