We hope you can join us as 80 voices of Victoria Chorale and the Art of Sound Orchestra capture the spirit of Christmas on December 7th:
Vivaldi's brilliant Gloria, one of his most uplifting and popular works
Saint-Saëns exuberant Gloria from his Christmas Oratoria
Five beautiful Australian carols by William James
A joyous collection of popular carols - audience participation welcome!
Mario Dobernig - Conductor
Mario is the Artistic Director and Conductor for Victoria Chorale and the Art of Sound Orchestra. His dynamic conducting has delighted audiences and attracted many singers to the choir. Recent performances include Mozart vs Salieri at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Requiems by Gounod and Duruflé, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Brahms’s Requiem and Alto Rhapsody; Beethoven’s Mass in C, Symphony No. 1, Eroica and Pastoral Symphony.
Australian performances with other musical groups include conducting at Hobart’s MONA FOMA and festival appearances with Electronic Dance Music Producers. Mario’s international work includes conducting annually in Europe and leading the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in Doha.
Michelle Clark - Soprano
Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2012. She performed the role of Venire in Jacopo Peri's L'Euridice during the 2014 Woodend Winter Arts Festival (WWAF). She sang in a quintet that presented a recital series of Claudio Monteverdi works during the Melbourne Festival in 2015, which evolved into Monteverdi and Minestrone at the 2016 WWAF. Michelle has also performed as the soprano soloist for Bach's Mass in B Minor, as well as Bach's Magnificat and Ascension Oratorio.
Michelle has toured extensively throughout Europe with both the Australian Chamber Choir and the Choir of Trinity College.
Olivia Fedorow-Yemm - Mezzo Soprano
French-Australian mezzo-soprano Olivia Federow-Yemm is an emerging young performer based in Melbourne. Olivia has sung in operas from the Baroque period to the 21st century including the roles of Mère Jeanne, covering Madame de Croissy in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites, Proserpina in Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Venus in Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers, Filippyevna in scenes from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and Winter in this year’s world premiere of Simon Bruckard’s The Selfish Giant with Victorian Opera.