A limited number of printed program books will be available for $10 each at the concert.
ChorusOz – our annual “big sing” – brings together a community of singers from across Australia and around the world for an exhilarating weekend of intensive music-making. 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! ChorusOz 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 as we rehearse and perform Mahler 8 in the inspirational surrounds of the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.
Mahler’s Eighth Symphony was the first choral symphony to make the voices completely integral to the music – the singing almost never stops. This is truly a big sing – universal in scope, a celebration of the Creative Spirit and the redemptive power of love. And whether you’re in the audience or part of the thousand-voice choir on stage, ChorusOz 2023 promises an unforgettable and lifechanging experience.
Sunday 11 June 2023 at 5pm
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
MAHLER Symphony No. 8
“Symphony of a Thousand”
Brett Weymark conductor
Anna-Louise Cole soprano (Magna peccatrix)
Maija Kovalevska soprano (Una poenitentium)
Celeste Lazarenko soprano (Mater gloriosa)
Sian Sharp mezzo-soprano (Mulier samaritana)
Deborah Humble mezzo-soprano (Maria ægyptiaca)
Diego Torre tenor (Doctor Marianus)
Michael Honeyman baritone (Pater ecstaticus)
Christopher Richardson bass (Pater profundus)
The Sydney Youth Orchestra
with members of Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra
A booking fee of $8.95 per transaction applies.
ChorusOz for singers takes place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June. Register below to participate – no prior experience required.
Up-to-date COVID guidelines will be available a few weeks before the concert. Please note that we regularly update our guidelines based on health advice available at the time.