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April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St Michael’s is a unique church in the heart of the city. Unique for its relevant, contemporary preaching that embraces and inner wellbeing as its core message.

Sunday services include a mix of traditional and modern presentations interspersed with inspirational music performed by world-class musicians.

St Michael’s affirms and encourages the best expression of humanity, not only through the Sunday service but though our wellbeing programs and our commitment to counselling and psychotherapy. We believe faith, spirituality and a meaning to life are vital ingredients for our health and wellbeing and that there is a need to get hold of a more authentic religious understanding.

Sunday services commence at 10am.
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Guest artists: Kristilee (vocal) and Dannie Bourne (piano)

Music between the readings: Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)
Music during the offering:  Amazing Grace (Traditional)
The Postlude: Up above my head – Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) and Marie Knight (1920-2009)

Artist Bios:
Kristilee is one of Australia’s leading piano bar entertainers and her comedy/cabaret alter ego, LuLu LaMarr, Cabaret Star, is a multiple award winner. But that’s not all! Along with rollicking piano gigs, she has written and performed in critically acclaimed comedy shows, fronted jazz ensembles, belted out lead roles in musical theatre, and written and recorded award-winning original music.

Melbourne-based Kristilee has shared the stage with some of Australia’s foremost performers. Among them are John Foreman, Debra Byrne, Casey Bennetto and Nina Ferro. Kristilee has hit the high notes at the Edinburgh Festival and appeared onstage at London’s legendary jazz club Ronnie Scott’s, belting out a few tunes with the original Blues Brothers Band.

In recent years, Kristilee has taken to the high seas, inspiring audiences with New Orleans-style gospel sets with the Peter Meijers Quartet (Holland America), and bringing the party vibe in the Carnival Spirit’s Shanghai Piano Bar.

Kristilee is an avid traveller and has a wealth of international experience. What began as a one-month contract playing solo shows in a piano bar in Dresden, Germany, led to a whirlwind of travelling, playing and sampling the gastronomic delights of Europe, Scandinavia, the UK and Morocco. Kristilee has delighted audiences in, among many other places: a thermal spa resort, Tirolean Alps, Austria; an Australian bar, Dresden; a Brazilian bar, Dresden; Parkhotel Laurin, Bolzano, Italy; the Casablanca Hyatt, Morocco; and with 1,000 accordionists aboard a Baltic Ferry sailing between Stockholm and Helsinki.

Her adventures in far-flung piano bars of the world inspired Kristilee to write and star in Melbourne Comedy Festival hit show ‘Ramblings’, which garnered a four-star review in The Age.

Kristilee was a finalist in the 2012 and 2013 Darebin Songwriters’ Awards. Her original bluegrass tunes receive airplay across Australian country radio and TV shows.

Dannie Bourne has played all around the world in all aspects of entertainment from performer to Musical Director. He has played with the likes of Chuck Berry and Johnny O’Keefe and can be heard around Melbourne with his band The Shuffle Club.  

Details

Date:
April 30
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:

Organizer

St Michael’s Uniting Church
Phone:
03 9654 5120

Venue

St Michael’s Uniting Church
120 Collins Street
Melbourne, Australia
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