Chisholm St: Ciao Ciao!
Chisholm St is a live performance space on Wadawurrung country, Ballarat. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and recognise that their sovereignty was never ceded.
Hosted by Bronwyn Blaiklock, Chisholm St is an intimate foray into fascinating corners of classical music. Launched in March 2021, this diverse series of concerts by regional musicians and spoken word performers gives you a rare glimpse into creative music-making, up close and personal.
Chisholm St: September
Sharon Turley (voice) and Bronwyn Blaiklock (piano) take you on a journey of Italianate masterpieces past opera houses and to the streets of Naples with a collection of songs so Italian, you’ll almost smell pizza… Pack your favourite bottle of red!
Sharon is a classically trained coloratura soprano with a Bachelor in Music (Classical Voice Performance) from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide University.
Her grounding in music, performance and issues of social justice has seen her exploring the power of music and creativity in non-violent resistance through various community activation initiatives, busking in a family quartet around Europe as a child, touring the world with UK based street theatre company Bedlam OZ and performing with companies The State Opera of South Australian, Co-Opera, Various People, and The English Chamber Choir.
Sharon currently teaches Vocal Technique and Anatomy at Federation University Arts Academy, Ballarat, and runs a private voice studio. Her work supports students to connect with and develop trust in their bodies and their breath as a means to opening and freeing their spoken and sung voice.
Director of the Chisholm St. concert series, Bronwyn studied piano at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide, alongside language and psychology studies.
She has been active in the creative arts for over 25 years across three states, working as an artistic director, pianist, editor, poet, writer, academic advisor, adjudicator, and music teacher. She has released one chapbook of poetry with Melbourne Poets Union (2016) and had numerous poems published in Australian anthologies.