Sunday 26 May 2019 | 3pm
Mullumbimby Civic Centre

Schubertiads were informal gatherings at Schubert's house where he would play what he'd written in the last 24 hours. Come and cluster round Nicholas Routley at the piano for some chamber music an songs by Schubert and his favourite composer Mozart, sung by Emilie Lemasson and played by Bridget Crouch, both once local but now spreading their wings in Sydney.
Emilie Lemasson

Emilie Lemasson was born in France and studied voice and piano from an early age. She completed her tertiary studies as a student of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, gaining a Bachelor of Music as well as studying a Diploma of Opera.

In 2018 she joined the chorus of Opera Australia for Handa’s Opera on Sydney Harbour and this year for their mainstage production of Graeme Murphy’s Turandot. Emilie has performed the role of Kate Pinkerton in the Opera Projects production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly under the direction of Cheryl Barker and also the role of Sister Infermeria in their production of Suor Angelica. Emilie is a guest artist for Mark Vincent and Ian Cooper and has sung with the Australian Tenors at the Sydney Town Hall.

Emilie has delighted audiences for the past ten years working as a guest entertainer on board Viking, Royal Caribbean and Princess cruise lines where she is able to showcase her versatile singing styles of jazz, musical theatre and opera.

Nicholas Routley is a pianist, conductor, composer and university lecturer in classical music who moved to the Northern Rivers region in 2009.

He has conducted many orchestras in Australia including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Darwin Symphony Orchestra, as well as various orchestras in East Asia and Europe. In 1988 he conducted Mozart's Idomeneo in Sydney. He was musical director for Gluck's Orfeo and Bellini's Norma in Hong Kong, and has been chorus master for productions by Opera Australia and the Hong Kong Arts Festival. He was founder director of the Sydney Chamber Choir for thirty years. He is the founder and musical director of the Lismore-based chamber choir Vox Caldera.

Currently he is engaged in the composition of three operas on the subject of the Indian epic, Mahbharata.

Nicholas Routley

Tickets are still available for card or cash at the door.