Mirusia: This Time Tomorrow – Meldi Arkinstall CD Review

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Mirusia 2000Be prepared to be swept away as you listen to the soaring voice of vocalist Mirusia Louwerse on This Time Tomorrow, her debut solo album.

Mirusia sings O Mio Babbino Caro in wonderful full operatic voice, and changes to a simpler and more straightforward tone quality for Falling.

It’s clear this Aussie gal, who was classically trained at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, has done the hard yards of classical training and practised her scales.

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She is able to sing beautifully in both classical and musical theatre styles, with a seemingly perfect technique and great sense of dramatic flair

Having spent years touring the world as Andre Rieu’s protégé, Mirusia, from Queensland, displays wonderful passion and emotion in some Andrew Lloyd Webber favourites, including All I Ask of You (with Nathan Lav), Don’t Cry for Me Argentina and Memories.

Purity of tone is used to great effect in Colours of the Wind, which boasts a simple and unobtrusive accompaniment on acoustic guitar.

Arrangements are by Graeme Press and feature luscious strings.

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Three new songs written by Mirusia and guest writers are featured, including the title song, Tomorrow, an impressive pop ballad.

Mirusia 1Make sure you listen right through to the end of the disc, especially for the second last track, Ave Maria.

This heart-rending rendition helps explain why Mirusia’s clip of it on YouTube has been viewed more than 27 million times!

A triumphant Tomorrow finishes the disc and will leave you soaring sky high.

Watch the Trailer

Mirusia will be performing live at the Canberra Playhouse Theatre on 6 August, | East Gippsland Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre on 13 August | Melbourne Hamer Hall on 15 August, 2016.

Meldi Arkinstall, CD-Music Reviewer, The Culture Concept Circle, 2016

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