16 Stories - New American Musicals [MP3]

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16 Stories, a collection of 16 previously unrecorded songs written by award-winning musical theatre creators from around the world and recorded by The Australian Discovery Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Purcell.

For 16 STORIES, The Australian Discovery Orchestra (ADO), regarded by many as the world’s most innovative professional symphony orchestra, sought out 16 renowned musical theatre creators from around the world, each contributing a song from a musical they have written that has never previously been released publicly. The songs are written by Peter Mills, Kooman & Dimond, Nikko Benson, Greg Nabours, Andre Catrini, Joel Evans & Adryan Russ, Sam Willmott & Marcus Stevens, Oliver Houser, Stephen Weiner & Peter Kellogg, Jess Newman, Kevin Purcell & Victor Kazan, Alan Schmuckler, Adam Gwon, Craig Christie, Drew Lane, and Joe Chindamo & Steve Vizard.

16 STORIES features 16 performers from around the world, discovered via a global vocal competition who appear on the album. The featured vocalists are Stephanie Adams (Camelot at Bay Street), Mariana Bravo (Rio Uphill, York Theatre), Chris Dwan (2019 Off-Broadway Little Shop Of Horrors), Claire DeJean (“The Voice”), Michael D’Elia (Dorian’s Descent), Scott Dreier (Doris and Me), Michael J. Farina (Seussical, Fiddler on the Roof), Madeleine Featherby (Electric Dreams, Melbourne), Sarah Krauss (Women of Broadway), Adrian Li Donni (Muriel’s Wedding Australia), Jenni Little (Kinky Boots Australia), Marc Mackinnon (Peer Gynt, London National Theatre), Michael McCorry Rose (A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder, Wicked, National Tour: Anastasia), Anouska Taylor (BBC Proms) and Clayton Walker.

ADO Principal Conductor Kevin Purcell says, "16 STORIES is an album that sets out to showcase the extraordinary influence that American Musical Theatre has globally. The audience for contemporary musical theatre is huge when you look at the numbers across the combined streaming services. Listeners also love singing the songs from contemporary musicals as they often relate directly to the experience of their own lives – and that is true of the songs on this record.”

A Center Stage Records Release

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