Star Australian Soprano Mirusia will mark the 50th anniversary of The Seekers with a magnificent tribute ‘A Salute to the Seekers’ – Mother’s Day Show – also featuring her classics, as performed with André Rieu, live with orchestra.
Mirusia first met The Seekers in 2011, when they toured together with André Rieu. In a statement she said, “It was an incredible experience for me to learn from them first hand and to sing together with them on stage. All four of them are so down to earth and such lovely, genuine people with hearts of gold. This album is a salute to the four people who inspired me and gave me encouragement to continue my dream of being a singer.”
The Seekers reciprocate their respect of Mirusia. When presented with her album they said: “What an amazing tribute Mirusia has paid us by recording these Seekers classics, interpreting them in her unique style, and bringing the wonderful songs of Tom Springfield, Paul Simon, Bruce Woodley, Judith Durham and David Reilly, and so many other gifted songwriters to her classical-crossover audience.”
“How fortunate we are to have lived long enough to see the seekers music transcend so many generations, and how gratifying it is to know that we will leave our legacy in the hands of exceptional singers like Mirusia Louwerse…”
For 33 year old Mirusia, The Seekers have been around longer than she has. In reference to her new body of work, Mirusia has said:
“Growing up in Australia the music of The Seekers was not only a part of my childhood, but I truly believe it helped to form me as an artist. At school we sang “I Am Australian”, a song that unites all of the people of Australia as one. This particular song was one I have sung many times during my career at so many different events and concerts.”
In a recent meeting between Mirusia and The Seekers lead vocalist Judith Durham Mirusia was able to sit with Judith and discuss her new album. She was completely overwhelmed to know that Judith was overjoyed to hear her new versions of the Seekers music. Judith Durham felt that Mirusia’s translation of The Seekers songs was beautifully delivered and captured the essence of the music. She was happy that Mirusia would be taking the songs to a new generation of music lovers.
Mirusia’s new album ‘A Salute to the Seekers’ is available for purchase prior to her show through http://smarturl.it/79prn6
Mirusia will be performing her favourites from the ‘A Salute to the Seekers’ as well as the classics she has become world renown for singing on stage with André Rieu. She is joined on stage at Twin Towns by some of the finest musicians in Australia (and a special guest or two!) to deliver a Mothers Day Show you will never forget.
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