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Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth is a very special collaboration between two “out-of-the-box’ artists. Pianist, composer and arranger Joe Chindamo is a musical polyglot in the tradition of Bernstein and Previn and Tania de Jong AM is a golden-voiced soprano with an inspirational life story. Together they share stories, song and improvisation blending together classical, jazz and contemporary music to enchant and entertain diverse audiences everywhere.

Repertoire includes reinventions of Summertime, The Rose, Somewhere from Westside Story and La Vie en Rose and innovative fusion adaptations of classic symphonies and concertos plus some originals. Their performance features the work of Beethoven, Mozart, Faure, Elgar and Dvorák though not always in the way you may expect.

The adaptations of these classic works are powerful reminders of the divine and timeless nature of some of these incredible works. With new lyrics and jazz, classic and contemporary improvisation the songs range from Mozart’s glorious Clarinet Concerto Adagio to Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto renamed Infinity, Elgar’s majestic Nimrod Variations retitled Light Eternal, Faure’s haunting Pavane as Angel Song and Dvorak’s New World Symphony as the moving spiritual Goin’ Home.

This is a magical combination of two artists at their peak. Joe and Tania are available to present concerts in a range of indoor and outdoor venues, perform at festivals, conferences, dinners and other special events.

Tania and Joe are releasing a CD entitled Heaven on Earth in 2015.

“….gorgeous, golden-voiced Tania de Jong is in fine form…what a talent. A brilliant performer with an amazing personal story. Inspirational!” Opera Opera Magazine

“Music loving Australians have long been aware of Joe Chindamo’s prodigious pianistic talents, now it’s time for the world to become aware of his extraordinary musical gifts.”  Mike Nock