Events Kay has been involved with…
Scroll through to have a look at some musical events Kay has worked on.
From Her We Hear
A concert in celebration of International Women’s Day featuring Australian female artists performing the works of non-binary and female Australian composers - From Her We Hear.
The group included five musicians and a visual artist who brought the little cinema at the back of Long Play to life. All trained in classical technique these performers have extensive experience with orchestras and ensembles in Australia and abroad and are equally comfortable in genre bending music. Pieces ranged from improvisation explorations and music that illustrates the meditative qualities of sound, to more traditional songs with voice and piano.
Long Play is at 318 St George's Road , North Fitzroy, Victoria 3168
Friday 8th March 2019, 6:30 & 8pm
A Mentone Christmas
Christmas Carols Service, 9th December 2018, 6pm
The Mentone Baptist Church choir is a community group made up of people from the ages of 8 to 88! We usually get together several months before a special event such as Easter or Christmas to learn some choral music. For Christmas 2018, we prepared two Pentatonix arrangements - Hark the Herald and Mary Did You Know. It was a wonderful time of getting to know each other, challenging ourselves with 4 part work and celebrating Christmas with the community.
An Evening of Song
Teresa Duddy Chong and Kay Cai at Inchmeal Cafe
Sat 3rd November, 7:30pm
This was an intimate evening of song with pianist Kay Cai and operatic soprano Teresa Duddy Chong. We performed popular pieces from musicals and opera, together with rarely heard Latin folk songs and Samuel Barber's vocal concerto Knoxville: Summer of 1915. This was a sold out event, with a receptive and warm audience of young and old alike. The fairy lit room was buzzing with atmosphere, not to mention the delicious smells of Ann’s coffees and scrumptious treats. Thanks for having us, we will be back again!
Sunday, October 7, 2018
1:30 PM 6:30 PM
Curated by Teresa Duddy Chong and Low Key Events, we are delighted to bring to you a rare event for the senses - featuring stars of the opera, celebrities from the kitchen and filmmakers from the screen.
Music for the ears: Operatic favourites performed by Teresa Duddy Chong - Soprano, Carlos E. Barcenas - Tenor, Kay Cai - Piano
Food for the tastebuds: Serving delicious Asian cuisine, Elizabeth Chong & Angie Chong
Film for the eyes: Preview of part one Elizabeth Chong: A recipe for living” documentary film
Your ticket to this event will help make this documentary project possible.
Bop ‘Til Ya Drop
We played a series of casual jazz gigs at the dark and broody Farouk’s Olive in Thornbury in August 2018
Check out the link for some video footage:
Miley, Moon Unit and Me
Friday 24th August 2018
From Frank Zappa to Billy Ray Cyrus, Amy Winehouse to Eva Cassidy, dads and daughters in the spotlight have long been the subject of scrutiny and celebration - and are responsible for their fair share of dad jokes.
Off the back of a tour to Wellington, NZ for the New Zealand Fringe Festival and a season at The Butterfly Club for the Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival, actor and vocalist Tegan Jones alongside pianist Kay Cai, brought Miley, Moon Unit & Me to Inchmeal cafe for a night of song and storytelling.
Tegan intertwines her own stories about her father’s influence on her musical journey with those of famous singers. Some stories will surprise you, some will make you cringe in recognition and most of them will want to make you hug your father really, really tightly.
Miley, Moon Unit & Me is a heart-warming, entertaining and thoroughly unique show, featuring the foot-tapping “Cool Dad Medley”, a marathon effort of 29 songs squeezed into seven minutes.
IPSHA Choral Festival
Independent Primary School Heads of Australia
On Thursday the 16th of August 2018, Maranatha Christian School’s Junior Combined Choir, a group of over 50 Doveton and Officer primary students from Years 3-6 represented our school at the Melbourne Town Hall. The music festival was initiated in 1976 and happens every two years. Schools from all over Victoria gather together to celebrate the joy of singing by presenting two school items and joining forces for a grand finale. The choir have been working hard all year to hone their skills in part singing, intonation, vocal technique and inner hearing as well as performing confidently, staying focused and telling the story through song. One of my favourite parts of the day was our quick warm up outside the hall during the day, where members of the public stopped to listen. What a privilege to sing praises to God and worship Him on stage at such a prestigious hall.
Castlemaine Jazz Festival
Kay played in two bands at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival this year, “Bop ‘Til Ya Drop” and “The New Hillview Quintet”. A lovely, relaxing long weekend in the country surrounded by jazz loving people.
A few people commented to her after hearing her solos, “You’re classically trained, aren’t you?” I’ll take that as a compliment…