Their highly successful Perth Cathedral concert 2 years ago drew a huge audience, prompted a standing ovation, and saw an overwhelming demand for more! Perth’s popular divas Sara Macliver and Fiona Campbell will therefore return to the Cathedral on 3 August to delight audiences once again.
The pair share a connection that creates a magnetic energy, adding joyful sparks to their exquisite performances. Perth has watched these two local girls blossom into the extraordinarily talented and admired Soprano and Mezzo they are today - their voices complementing one another superbly across a range of styles when they perform as a duo.
“Fiona and I have had a long working relationship and, more importantly, a long standing friendship, and I think this really shows when we perform together,” said Sara Macliver. “We seem to know exactly what the other is doing - it’s quite amazing!”
This is a concert of contrasts, featuring Pergolesi's emotive Stabat Mater in the first half, and an upbeat cabaret show after the interval.
“From the very first notes, the Pergolesi is spellbinding - voices pure, sustained, suspended and entwined in a way that will leave a lasting, emotional experience long after you’ve left the Cathedral,” said Fiona Campbell, who is equally excited about singing cabaret, describing it as her secret love: “If you come along to the show I’ll sing you one of my favourite songs and tell you why.”
Acclaimed musician and St George’s Concert Series Director, Dr Joseph Nolan, will accompany the singers on the Cathedral’s new, hand crafted Fazioli piano.
“I can’t wait to welcome Sara and Fiona to the Cathedral again,” said Dr Nolan. “It’s so much more than superlative music making with them - there is such joy and laughter, which always shines through!”