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ChorusOz: Mahler 8

11 June 2023

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Classical Music

It’s back! ChorusOz invites anyone with a passion for singing gather in the Sydney Opera House to perform a major work. This time it will be a genuine “symphony of a thousand” performing Mahler’s inspiring Symphony No.8.

ChorusOz: Mahler 8

ChorusOz – Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ annual “big sing” – brings together a community of singers from across Australia and around the world for an exhilarating weekend of intensive music-making in the Sydney Opera House. And this time, as ChorusOz returns after a three-year hiatus, we’re going bigger and better than ever before with a complete performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, his “Symphony of a Thousand”.

We’re setting our sights on a “symphony of a thousand” – literally! – with a thousand singers in the choir. ChoruzOz will be joined by eight renowned Australian soloists, a children’s chorus and an orchestra of more than a hundred, and you’re invited to join us.

In Mahler’s Eighth Symphony the singing almost never stops in its celebration of the Creative Spirit and the redemptive power of love. Whether you’re in the audience or part of the thousand-voice choir on stage, ChorusOz 2023 promises to be an unforgettable and life-changing experience.

Program

MAHLER Symphony No.8 (Symphony of a Thousand)

Artists

Conductor
Brett Weymark 

Soprano (Magna peccatrix)
Anna-Louise Cole 

Soprano (Una poenitentium)
Maija Kovalevska 

Soprano (Mater gloriosa)
Celeste Lazarenko 

Mezzo-soprano (Mulier samaritana)
Sian Sharp 

Mezzo-soprano (Maria ægyptiaca)
Deborah Humble 

Tenor (Doctor Marianus)
Diego Torre 

Baritone (Pater ecstaticus)
Michael Honeyman 

Bass (Pater profundus)
Christopher Richardson 

ChorusOz 2023
Children’s Chorus
The Sydney Youth Orchestra
with members of Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra

Presented by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Other information

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