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Justine Clarke

Everybody Roar! The Best of Justine Clarke

Australia’s Queen of children’s entertainment, Justine Clarke, is set to release her first ever greatest hits album, Everybody Roar! The Best of Justine Clarke. The album is set for release on Friday, November 8 through ABC Kids/UMA.

Everybody Roar! The Best of Justine Clarke is a career-spanning collection packed with tunes that have become part of the canon of classic singalong songs for Australian families, such as Watermelon’, ‘Dinosaur Roar’, ‘The Gumtree Family’, ‘Everywhere A Dancefloor’ and many more. It also features an exclusive new song, ‘Here Comes A Merry Christmas’, which is sure to become an instant holiday classic for little ones and grown-ups alike.

This compilation is the latest milestone in a remarkable career in children’s music, which over 15 years has produced 6 ARIA-nominated albums (I Like To Sing; Songs To Make You Smile; Great Big World; A Little Day Out; Pyjama Jam!; and The Justine Clarke Show!), and multiple wins - most recently in 2018, taking home the Best Children’s Album award for The Justine Clarke Show!. Further accolades include platinum and gold-selling albums, DVD’s, children’s books and sold-out national tours.

Justine says “I never in my wildest dreams imagined I’d be releasing a ‘Best Of’ album. But it’s here and full of songs that people tell me have been a big part of their family's lives. I’m honoured. Keep singing and roaring everyone!

One of the most recognised faces on Australian screens, Justine stars in her popular live action TV program, The Justine Clarke Show! as well as being a regular presenter on iconic children’s show Play School. Her music videos can also be seen daily on ABC Kids TV.

November will also see the release of Clarke’s 5th illustrated children’s book, A Banana Is A Banana, based on her award-winning song.

Everybody Roar! The Best of Justine Clarke is released on Friday, November 8. Available on CD, download or streaming. 

The Huntington Estate Music Festival is one of the brightest stars in Australia’s musical firmament. For three decades, it has been bringing together top-flight musicians from around the country and around the world to present a breathtaking array of chamber music masterpieces, both iconic favourites and delicious new discoveries. Presented by the Huntington Estate Winery in association with Musica Viva Australia, and held in the winery’s Barrel Room, one of the most remarkable and surprising music venues in the world, the Festival is a delight to audiences and musicians alike.After 30 stellar years of exceptional music-making, however, the 2019 Festival will be the last, with Huntington Estate owners Tim and Nicky Stevens reluctantly deciding that their grapes – and their young family – must come first. To mark this significant occasion, ABC Classic is proud to delve into its broadcast archives to present this selection of some of the Festival’s most memorable performances across a typically diverse and intriguing range of repertoire: from Schubert and Dvořák to Bach’s astonishing eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann and Australian composers Ross Edwards and Ian Munro.It was Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra who began the Festival and established it as a serious contender on the world stage – and the hottest concert tickets in the country! This album includes superb three recordings from those early years: music of Mendelssohn, Brahms and Percy Grainger.In 2006, the ACO passed the baton to Musica Viva and Artistic Director Carl Vine, opening up the Festival’s artist roster to an extraordinary range of musicians, both local and international. From among the literally hundreds of thrilling performances, this album features New York-based Australian pianist Andrea Lam, Russian-Armenian clarinettist Narek Arutyunian, the rich bass-baritone of Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Vienna’s acclaimed Eggner Trio, along with regular Festival guests the Goldner String Quartet and the rising stars of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) Chamber Orchestra.…/2The CD of this compilation is available exclusively at the Festival itself, but for all those who can’t make the trip to Mudgee, ABC Classic is releasing the full album as a digital album, for download and streaming, so that audiences all around the world can share in the celebration. TRACKLISTING  1     MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’: II. Vivace non troppo2     BRAHMS arr. ANGERER Chorale Prelude ‘O Gott, du frommer Gott’3     GRAINGER Blithe Bells       Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti director (2002 / 2004)        SCHUBERT4     An die Musik (To Music)5     Erlkönig (The Erl-King)6     Die Forelle (The Trout)7     Die Taubenpost (Pigeon Post) from Schwanengesang       Teddy Tahu Rhodes bass-baritone, Kristian Chong piano (2007)        WF BACH Sinfonia in F major ‘Dissonant’8     I. Vivace9     II. Andante10   III. Vivace11   IV. Menuetto I & II       ANAM Chamber Orchestra, Paul Wright violin / conductor (2010)      12   ROSS EDWARDS String Quartet No. 2 ‘Shekina Fantasy’:       I. Allegro moderato       Goldner String Quartet (2010)        MENDELSSOHN13   Song without Words Op. 67 No. 2 – Allegro leggiero14   Song without Words Op. 85 No. 4 – Andante sostenuto       Andrea Lam piano (2012) 15   WEBER Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major: II. Fantasia       Narek Arutyunian clarinet, Australian String Quartet (2012)        MUNRO Piano Trio No. 2 ‘Book of Lullabies’ – Excerpts16   II. Lullaby in Edo17   III. Kun Mun Kultani Tulisi18   IV. Skye Boat Song       Dimity Hall violin, Julian Smiles cello, Ian Munro piano (2013) 19   DVOŘÁK Piano Trio No. 1: II. Adagio molto e mesto       Eggner Trio (2015)