Sydney University Graduate Choir Combines Mozart’s Requiem With Joan Carden Award Finals


The Sydney University Graduate Choir is delighted to announce the three finalists in the Joan Carden Award for 2017. They are: mezzo-soprano Barbara Jin, tenor Joshua Oxley and baritone Haotian Qi.

The three finalists will perform with full orchestra at the choir’s upcoming performance of Mozart’s Requiem with the winner announced at the end of the concert.

The Joan Carden Award is designed to foster and showcase young professional singers and is open to singers aged between 22 and 35 years. Established by the Sydney University Graduate Choir in 2004, Joan Carden AO, OBE, graciously agreed to lend her name and her expertise as a judge to the Award.

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  again, the audience will vote for a “People’s Choice” winner.

With Music Director Christopher Bowen OAM and accompanied by full orchestra and the organ of the Great Hall at Sydney University, the Sydney University Graduate Choir will perform Mozart’s Requiem, his final and incomplete masterpiece. Taking the solo parts are soprano Morgan Balfour, mezzo-soprano Anna Yun, tenor John Longmuir and bass David Greco.

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 popular Die Zauberflöte (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. 

Tickets: $50 Adults/ $45 Full Pensioners (Not seniors cards)/ $25 Full time students and children under 16 years


Bookings: Seymour Centre Box Office – ph 02 9351 7950 or click here.






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