Housed in a grand Victorian mansion on Drummond Street in Carlton, Medley Hall is the smallest of the University of Melbourne's residential Colleges. It boasts a stately performance space steeped in history.
Benvenuta, meaning ‘Welcome’, was completed in 1893 in an Italianate Victorian Baroque style. For the building’s construction stained glass and over 15 tons of marble and steel was imported from Italy.
Concert at 8pm - doors open 7:30pm
Two sets with 20 minute interval
Tea, Coffee and cake available
48 Drummond Street, Carlton 3053
(Note that Medley Hall is not located at the Parkville campus of Melbourne Uni, but at the above address)
$22 / $18 / $8 - General admission
Online Booking is now closed - tickets are available at the door (cash only)
Birchall and Woolhouse
The intimacy of the duet allows for spacious, relaxed interaction between pianist Jeremy Woolhouse and bassist Shannon Birchall. The duo feature compositions from Jeremy stemming from the traditions of jazz and branching out to embrace gospel, contemporary jazz, pop, classical and South American music.
In the duet setting, the virtuosity of Shannon Birchall comes to the fore as the bass weaves a rich tapestry with the piano. Soaring bowed melodies and contrapuntal interplay contrast steady groove and dramatic unison. Jeremy and Shannon first collaborated in 2002 in the Estuary Three jazz-tango project on Jeremy’s album Thumbnails. The duo reunited in 2012 to record The Scenery of Life Unfolding and continue the journey into lightness and darkness, illusion and delusion.
Shannon Birchall - bass
Jeremy Woolhouse - piano/composition