RECORDINGS

A Cole (mezzo-soprano, psaltery, drum), Kirkman, K (violin, viola, harp, voice, Tibetan bell). Hildegard and the Celtic Bard. Cole & Kirkman. Forthcoming 2018.

 

A Cole (mezzo-soprano), Brewer, J (harpsichord), N Heymink (bassoon). The Dew Gatherers: Songs, Arias & Variations by Johann Philipp Krieger. Cole, Heymink & Brewer. MOVE Records, Melbourne, Australia. Launch 31 August 2017.

Cole, Amanda (2017). CD Booklet: Musicological and literary background of Krieger and his operatic works; translations of old German into English. The Dew Gatherers: Songs, arias & variations by Johann Philipp Krieger. MOVE Records, Melbourne, Australia.

Cole, A (mezzo-soprano), S Crawshaw (piano) and C Madden (musical and dramatic direction) (2009). Saudade: A Portuguese Songbook. Recorded in Seattle with the support of Jack Straw Recording Studio Artist in Residence Program. Ode Records, Auckland, New Zealand.
Cole, A (2009). CD Booklet, including “Introduction” (3), “Saudade and Song” (3-4) “History of Portugal” (4) and program notes and translations (5-28). Saudade: A Portuguese Songbook. Ode Records, Auckland, New Zealand.
Cole, A (mezzo-soprano), M Arnold (alto), D Ashton-Smith (conductor) (1999). Soundtrack of The Witch Hunt. Music by Cezary Skubiszewski.

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITIONS

Hildegard and Volmar, A Poem of Friendship. Anywhere Festival 2019

Cole, A (actor, singer, researcher, playwright, producer), K Kirkman (actor, singer, vielle, harp) and C Madden (director and dramaturg). World premiere of an original dramatic work integrated with music by Hildegard, Claude de Sermisy and Cole and Kirkman. Glasshouse Brewery, Solothurn Chapel, Holy Trinity Hall, Fortitude Valley. Supported by RADF Sunshine Coast Council & Arts Queensland.
Reviewed by Anthony Borsato, in Anywhere Festival Reviews. https://anywhere.is/hildegard-volmar-review-by-anthony-borsato/
Reviewed by Susan Hetherington, in Ride Home Review. https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jx74k-b26d1a?utm_campaign=i_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=i_share

Vivaldi’s Venice in Concert 2019

Inspiration Project Choir and Orchestra. A Cole (alto, “Introduction and Gloria” RV639 and RV588), H Brereton (violin), directed by K Kirkman. Caloundra and Maleny.

 

Tree Place Exhibition 2018-19

Cole, A (voice, psaltery, translation, photography, curating) and U Wullfen (photography). “Hildegard Multimedia Work.” Installation at Noosa Regional Gallery. Dec 18-Jan 19.

The Genius of Beethoven 2018

Beethoven Lieder, Welsh Songs and the Archduke Trio. A Cole (mezzo-soprano) J Brewer, (piano), J O’Reilly (violin), K Tong (Brisbane) cello). Coolum and Caloundra.

The Gypsy Violin Tradition 2018

Roberts, C (violin) and N Craddock (piano) with A Cole (mezzo-soprano, Brahms’s Zigeunerlieder) guest artist. Gypsy-inspired works from Hungary, Roumania, Germany and Austria. Cooran Hall, Cooran. 

Cole, A (mezzo-soprano) and Pacific Chamber Players (2017, 10-11 June). 4MBS Festival of Classics 2017. English Ayres and Graces. (Chamber music by Rebecca Clarke, Vaughan Williams, Grainger, Britten, Gerald Moore). Coolum and Caloundra, Qld.
Cole, A (mezzo-soprano and psaltery), A Harris (visual art), H Merika (sets & installation) and J Kadlecek (narrator). Three Forces of the Soul: Hildegard of Bingen. Inaugural Horizon Festival featured event. Musical play (by Amanda Cole). Eumundi, Queensland, Australia.
Cole, A (mezzo-soprano) and Pacific Chamber Players (2016, 4-12 June). 4MBS Festival of Classics 2016. To Russia with Love (Chamber music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky). Coolum and Caloundra, Qld.
Cole, A (mezzo-soprano) and Pacific Chamber Players (2015, 22-23 August). Baroque Brilliance (Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater and Sol da te). Cooroy Butter Factory and Eudlo Hall, Queensland, Australia.

Cole, A (mezzo-soprano) and J Brewer (harpsichord) (2015, 9 May). Songs of Johann Philipp Krieger. Cooroy Fusion Festival. Cooroy Butter Factory, Cooroy, Queensland, Australia.

Cole, A (mezzo-soprano, artistic direction and curating), C Madden (concept development and stage direction), J Brewer (piano, recorder and harpsichord), W Brewer (guitar, cornett and percussion), A Paszkowski (viola) (2014, 25 October-2 November). Geist: The German Genius and Spirit in Song from the 12th to the 20th Centuries. Supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund and the Queensland Government. Good Shepherd Chapel Noosaville, Caloundra Regional Gallery and Cooran Hall, Queensland, Australia.
Cole, A (mezzo-soprano), J Lemalu (bass), D Hamilton (tenor), L Johnston (soprano), D Burchell (conductor) (2013, 10 December). Handel’s Messiah, City Choir Dunedin and Southern Sinfonia, Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Cole, A (mezzo-soprano), A Goode (soprano), J Cweorth (recorder & director) (2012, 1 December). Proud Fire or Sacred Fear: Songs and Instrumental Music by Henry Purcell. Rare Byrds Early Music Consort, Seacliff Chapel, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Cole, A (mezzo-soprano, curating) and J van Buskirk (piano) (2012, October). Poems of Paul Verlaine: Fauré, Debussy, Hahn. Society of Women Musicians. Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Cole, A (mezzo-soprano), E Fraser (soprano), M Wilson (tenor), J van Mellaert (bass), J van Buskirk (piano), S Crawshaw (piano), S Mace (harmonium), D Burchell (conductor) (2012, 29 September). Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle. City Choir Dunedin, Knox Church, Dunedin, New Zealand. Youtube: and .
Cole, A (mezzo-soprano), R Shurbutt (soprano) and J van Buskirk (piano) (2012, 16 June). Angels and Aristocrats. Chamber Music New Zealand. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Cole, A (mezzo-soprano and curating), J van Buskirk (piano), D Hollebon (viola) (2012, 13 May). Art Song, Poetry and Painting: Fauré, Debussy, Hahn and Brahms. Dunedin Musical Society, Mornington Church, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Cole, A (mezzo-soprano), P Becker (soprano), G Park (soprano), C Clifford (alto), S Chambers (tenor), J van Mellaerts (bass), D Burchell (conductor) (2012, 30 March). Beauty of Baroque. City of Dunedin Choir. Knox Church, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Cole, A (mezzo-soprano), R Shurbutt (soprano), K Knudsen (conductor) (2009, 5 April). The Premiere of Karen Knudsen’s Stabat Mater. Knox Choir and Orchestra, Knox Church, Dunedin, New Zealand.

ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS

ARTICLES in PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
Cole, A (2019 in press). “What is performance and why should we teach it?” Australian Journal of Music Education.

Cole, A (2015). “Do you Really Mean That? Towards Precise, Considered and Constructive Language in Performance Teaching.” Australian Journal of Music Education 3, 4-15.

BOOK CHAPTERS
Cole, A (2019 in press). “Constellation Mentorship: Defining the Mentorship Model of the Alexander Technique in the Performing Arts.” In Manzin, G and Duche, V, Eds. Behind the Scenes. Fictional, Artistic and Scholarly Mentoring Partnerships. Garnier Classique, Paris.

ARTICLES under review PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
Cole, A. “Portuguese Art Song: Revolution, Romanticism and the Idea of Saudade, Part I: The Classicist and Romantics ” Submitted to The Journal of Singing. July 2019.

Cole, A. “Portuguese Art Song: Revolution, Romanticism and the Idea of Saudade, Part II: The ‘Romantic Avant-Gardists’” Submitted to The Journal of Singing. July 2019.

Cole, A. “Balance and Tension I: The Jaw, the Tongue and the Whole-Person Perspective.” Submitted to Australian Voice. July 2019.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

“The Listening Body In Action: How Movement in Classical Singing can Solve Technical Blocks and Facilitate Interpretation and Performance.” Cole, A. International Congress of Dalcroze Studies, Katowice, Poland. 2019

 

“The History of Western Music with a Focus on Women” Cole, A. University of the 3rd Age. Mudjimba, 2019

 

“Up Close & Personal: A Journey into the Mind and Workings of a Successful Professional Musician.” Noble, G, A Cole, D Humble and A West. Guy Noble interviews Amanda Cole (performance researcher), and is then joined by Deborah Humble (mezzo-soprano) and Andrew West (pianist). Sydney Chamber Music Festival, Manly, 2018

 

Performance: What is it? And Why Teach it?” Cole, A. ANZARME 40th Conference, Griffith University, 2018

 

“Do you Really Mean That? Towards Precise, Considered and Constructive Language in Performance Teaching.” Cole, A. ANZARME 37th Conference, Australian Catholic University, 2015

 

“A Coordinated Response to Performance: Constructive Thinking, Clear Intention and the Importance of the Whole.” Cole, A. International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT), Brisbane, 2013

 

“Critical Pragmatism and the Performing Arts: Alexander, Dewey and Barstow.”  Cole, A. Alexander Technique & the Performing Arts Conference, VCA, Melbourne, 2012 

 

“Brown Shoes: An Excavation and Examination of the Rules of Performing ‘Serious’ Music.” Cole, A. Psycholloquy, University of Otago, Dunedin, 2011