Beauty For Ashes Music


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With a new song in my heart…

Donna King was a recipient of the prestigious Daisy Webster Esther Nolan Scholarship at the Victorian College of the Arts where she studied under Brian Hansford. Completing a Degree of Music Performance in 1992, she then continued to study voice under Joseph Ward and John Dingle in Brisbane, performing with the Queensland Opera Chorus. During her years in Queensland she also performed with the Brisbane Light Orchestra and the Gold Coast Philharmonic as a guest artist. 

Collaborating with various classical and jazz musicians in both Queensland and Victoria, Donna formed Singing Strings and Operatic Allure to provide entertainment for weddings, functions and corporate events. She has performed with Melbourne City Opera and Melbourne Opera Chorus, and for the past 25 years has taught Voice and Classroom Music in various primary and secondary schools.

Through her newly founded inspiration Beauty For Ashes Music, Donna now performs as a crossover artist singing an eclectic mix of opera, classical, jazz, theatre and contemporary.


Donna King Soprano

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Indulge in the sublime beauty of art, drama and music at various unique locations throughout Melbourne, Geelong and the countryside. For over twenty years we have been curating intimate music performances with a focus on blurring the lines between performer and audience to create a memorable experience that you can share with your friends, family and total strangers. 

We will open the evening with a welcome and introduction to our intimate space.  Once settled, up-and-coming performers, selected by the team at Twilight Experiences, will take you on an tantalising artistic journey. Here you can relish in the unique flair and talents featuring emerging and established Australian and international performers. 

You will be surrounded by artists, like-minded travellers, and curious souls of all ages. At the close of each event, we welcome you to spend time with our performers, ask any questions about their craft, unwind with our guests and link in with our secret soiree society. Immerse yourself in our all year round events for audiences of all ages from our base in the western suburbs of Melbourne. 


Beethoven to debussy kid’s piano soiree

You are invited to attend our first ever kids soiree to be held in the comfortable King's Music Salon. Pianists of Bei Mi Chen will entertain guests with some of the finest interpretations of Beethoven, Debussy and more. Family & friends will enjoy 10 minutes of repertoire from a selection of young performers whilst enjoying a tea/coffee, pastries and fruit.

Friday 28 June 2019 at 6:00pm

Point Cook Studio



Come and celebrate the spirit of Christmas with some classical favourites by candlelight. Soprano Donna King will be accompanied by Jody Lockyer on piano in the comfortable King's Music Salon. Guests will enjoy tea/coffee, European Xmas sweets & fruit. Blurring the lines between performer and audience to create a memorable twilight experience that you can share with your friends, family and lovers of music.

Friday 19 July 2019 at 7:00pm

Point Cook Studio