October 2012 – Vivienne's Sydney Farewell Concert, "From Schubert to Sondheim" is on Sunday 7 October at 5pm at the beautiful Killara Uniting Church, cnr Karranga Ave & Arnold St, Killara.
Tickets are $25 (at the door)
Repertoire is far ranging, with solos and duets from classical song, opera, musical theatre (including "My Fair Lady", "Carousel", "Showboat", and the wonderful music of Steven Sondheim), songs by Cole Porter, Piaf and more.
At the piano is the incomparable Glenn Amer, renowned as having "the fingers of Liberace and the voice of Pavarotti" This is Vivienne's last performance before she leaves for the USA in early November.
September 2012 – Vivienne's Hunter Valley Farewell Concert, "From Schubert to Sondheim", is rapturously received in the historic James Theatre, Dungog.
June 2012 – "Sentimental Journey" CD released.
May 2012 – Sydney dates announced for Sentimental Journey with Doris Ella & Julie – Tuesday 19 June and Wednesday 18 July at the Seymour Centre Sound Lounge, 7.30 show. Musicians for Sydney shows are Glenn Amer (music director and piano), Craig Scott (bass) and Dave Williamson (drums). For bookings phone the Seymour Centre on 9351 7940 or book online www.sydney.edu.au/seymour
April 2012 – A rewarding and enriching experience recording the CD for Sentimental Journey with Doris Ella & Julie. The CD will be released soon.
April 2012 – Sentimental Journey is in rehearsal and will open in the Hunter Valley on 2 June at the historic James Theatre, Dungog, home of the Dungog Film Festival. A recording and other performance dates in Sydney will be announced soon. Glenn Amer (Musical Director & piano), Dave Williamson (drums) and David Pudney (bass). Sentimental Journey features the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London and Doris Day, with a surprise appearance by an opera diva.
March 2012 – Singing a solo concert in Sydney, previewing a selection of songs recorded by Ella Fitzgerald and Doris Day in the late 40s and 50s from my upcoming show. Also singing some songs from musical theatre, favourites from Showboat, The King and I and South Pacific, to name just some.
November 2011 – Singing a solo concert in Sydney for Remembrance Day, an all Vera Lynn program, a tribute concert to The Forces' Sweetheart of Britain during World War 2. These songs inspired such hope during those turbulent times.
August/September 2011 – Vivienne begins to work in earnest on the first of her solo cabaret shows, "Sentimental Journey".
July 2011 – Played the role of Doreen Hatfield in the television series Deadly Women.
Late May 2011 - Back in Australia and fantastic to attend the Dungog Film Festival, a showcase of the Australian Film Industry, with a program of all Australian films - features, shorts, documentaries, shown in the historic James Theatre, and at other venues around Dungog, a beautiful town in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. As well as viewing films, there were plenty of other interesting and informative talks and masterclasses from actors, directors and writers, including David Williamson, Michael Caton, Susie Porter and Sigrid Thornton, among many others.
May 2011 – A fruitful and enjoyable time with AI Corporate, headed by Paul Raynor, meeting and auditioning for top directors, casting directors and agents in London. A fabulous week.
January 2011 – Off to Los Angeles for nearly five months of intensive study at the Howard Fine Acting Studio. An incredible experience studying with the amazing Mr Fine, and blessed to be in a class of not only exceptionally talented actors, but also really nice people. Also loved doing other classes at the studio – Reading for the Pros, Personalization and Alexander Technique.
December 2010 – Singing at a concert in Sydney, featuring songs from musical theatre, also songs from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Gershwin and Cole Porter, as always, are great favourites.
November 2010 - Shot a commercial for Real Pet Insurance. Great fun working with new friend, a cute little Maltese Terrier called Alfie.
October 2010 – Official launch of the Australian cast recording of Morgan’s Run at Government House, Sydney. We performed a program of highlights, before the Governor of NSW, Professor Marie Bashir, and other invited dignitaries. The piece was rapturously received. A wonderful night.
September2010 – A wonderful experience singing with some of the best voices in the country in the Australian cast recording of Morgan’s Run, based on the novel of that name by Colleen McCullough, recorded in Sydney, accompanied by Symphony Australia. This is a completely new musical/opera, with music by the extraordinarily talented composer Gavin Lockley, libretto by the wonderful Colleen McCullough. Look for this show in the future, on the West End and in Sydney. An incredible piece, with exquisite music, gorgeous singing. It’s available now on Itunes.