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C o n c e r t s  2 0 1 6

Victoria Chorale's season continues in July with Haydn's Creation and a fabulous cast of soloists.


Tickets:   Tel 9885-2744


                or email

Over 100 voices of Victoria Chorale and the Melbourne Chamber Choir will sing The Creation with the Art of Sound Orchestra and conductor Mario Dobernig.  This magnificent work will be performed in the wonderful setting of St Paul's Cathedral with 3 superb soloists joining us:


Rosamund Illing – soprano

Andrew Goodwin – tenor

James Clayton – baritone


The Creation was immediately recognised as a supreme masterpiece when first performed in 1798.  Regarded as Haydn’s greatest triumph, its musical glory stems from the majesty of the choruses and the brilliant orchestration. As Mozart said, ‘Haydn alone has the secret both of making me smile and of touching my innermost soul’. 

Rosamund Illing - Soprano


Rosamund Illing is one of Australia’s most renowned sopranos. Her career spans the breadth of the repertoire for lyric soprano in opera, symphony and song. She has performed in England, France, Germany, Japan, the United States, Canada and Australia and her numerous recordings have been showered with many accolades. 


Rosamund Illing’s opera engagements include ones with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (as Musetta in La bohème with Placido Domingo as Rodolfo), English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera and at the Wexford Festival. In Australia, Ms Illing has performed with each of the state opera companies and Opera Australia.


Andrew Goodwin - Tenor


Andrew Goodwin’s 2016 engagements include Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Mozart Litany of the Blessed Sacrament), Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (Israel in Egypt), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (Bach Magnificat), as well as recitals with Daniel de Borah and the Australia Piano Quartet. 


Andrew graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and his other notable performances have included  ones with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Bolshoi Opera, Opera Australia, at the Wigmore Hall and Australian Festival of Chamber Music. 


James Clayton - Bass Baritone


In 2016, James Clayton sings Tonio (Pagliacci) for Victorian Opera, Scully (The Riders) for West Australian Opera and The Speaker (The Magic Flute) for New Zealand Opera – he also appears as soloist with the Melbourne and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras.


Most recently, he has sung Escamillo in Carmen for Opera Australia and several roles for West Australian Opera – the title roles in Rigoletto, Le nozze di Figaro and Il barbiere di Siviglia, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Iago in Otello and Conte di Luna in Il trovatore.

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