On July 22nd Humph Hall and singer/songwriter Rachel Collis invites you for a special treat.
Acclaimed for her songwriting and storytelling, songstress Rachel Collis will be showcasing her skills as composer and arranger for string quartet. Over the years Rachel has arranged and recorded many of her songs with string quartet, but she has yet to experience the joy of performing these arrangements live on stage.
On July 22nd, in the beautiful acoustics of Humph Hall, this dream will finally come to fruition.
Alex Pringle (violin)
Charles Su (violin)
Dean Kennedy (viola)
Anneliese McGee-Collett (cello)
To open the evening, the string quartet will show off their world-class playing, by performing a number of well-known compositions for string quartet. They will then be joined by Rachel and her trio (Mike Quigley on drums and Aria-award winning Michael Galeazzi on double bass), and they will together perform Rachel’s ethereal, breath-taking, and even occasionally funny songs.
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It is a night not to be missed!
“Not only does [Rachel] possess a linguistic gift, but a profound talent for storytelling, structure (melody, harmony, rhythm) and orchestration. She’s a one-off; an original. She’s Stephen Sondheim, Groucho Marx and Blossom Dearie. She’s the Tower of Pisa. The smile on the Mona Lisa. She’s the top.” - Australian Stage, 2013
“She’s a welcome jolt back to the time of… Carole King and Joni Mitchell.” - The Orange Press, 2014
“sheer genius… the versatilily and prodigy of Collis’ songwriting” - Lloyd Bradford Syke, 2012
“Eat your heart out, Carole King.” - Lloyd Bradford Syke, 2016
“Collis has a voice that a contestant from The X Factor would trade a kidney for…” - BMA Magazine, 2014
“There’s no denying the power of their sibling harmony and they have a striking ear for song crafting and instrumental arrangement.” - Rhythm Magazine