Our Next Concert
Sunday 13 August 2017 – Joan Carden Award and Mozart Requiem
The Sydney University Graduate Choir is delighted to present the finalists in the Joan Carden Award for 2017.
Established by the Sydney University Graduate Choir in 2004, this singing competition is designed to foster and showcase young professional singers. Australian soprano icon, Joan Carden AO OBE, graciously agreed to lend her name and her expertise as a judge to the Award.
The competition is open to singers aged between 22 and 35 years, and the three finalists will perform with full orchestra at this concert.
The Award has a cash prize of $6,000 and also gives the winner the opportunity to perform as a soloist in one of the Sydney University Graduate Choir’s forthcoming concerts. This year the audience will again participate in a vote for a “People’s Choice” award. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the concert.
The 2017 Joan Carden Award Finalists are:
- Barbara Jin – Mezzo-soprano
- Joshua Oxley – Tenor
- Haotian Qi – Baritone
Each Finalist will perform two works, one being by Mozart.
Another highlight of the concert will be a performance by the Sydney University Graduate Choir of the magnificent Mozart Requiem. Accompanied by full orchestra and the organ of the Great Hall, Sydney University, this work is a masterpiece of the classical era.
Written during the final months of Mozart’s life, this work was created at the same time as his last two operas: La Clemenza di Tito and the much loved Die Zauberflӧte (or The Magic Flute). The Requiem is a deeply personal work that represents all that is profound in Mozart’s artistry. With its splendid choruses and eloquent solo parts, this work has become a cornerstone of classical vocal music.
3pm Sunday 13 August 2017
Great Hall, University of Sydney
Sydney University Graduate Choir and Orchestra
Music Director and Conductor
Christopher Bowen OAM
Mozart Requiem Soloists
Morgan Balfour – Soprano
Anna Yun – Mezzo-soprano
John Longmuir – Tenor
David Greco – Bass
$50 full adult price
$45 full pensioners (not seniors cards)
$25 full time students & children 16 and under
To purchase tickets
Tickets to this concert will be available through:
Seymour Centre Box Office: phone 02 9351 7940 or online via the Seymour Centre.
Engage the Chamber Choir for your event
Add an extra dimension to your next event – engage the Chamber Choir. The Chamber Choir is available to perform at a range of events including degree conferrings, formal services, weddings, parties, promotional events.
Please contact the Choir’s President to discuss details.
The Choir’s Chamber Choir, formed from within the full Choir in 2004, is designed to add to our flexibility and overall performance capacity. The Chamber Choir reached the state finals of the ABC FM Choir of the Year competition in 2006 and regularly performs at University and external events.