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Mozart’s Requiem will come alive with 100 vibrant voices of Victoria Chorale and Ballarat Choral Society, 7.30pm Saturday September 17 at Collingwood Town Hall.   Mario Dobernig conducts the choirs and the Ballarat Wind Orchestra in a stunning arrangement for brass and wind of Mozart’s much-loved work.

 

Tickets:   Tel 9822-5199

                or http://trybooking.com/KEHF

                or email victoriachorale@gmail.com

Anna Plotka – Mezzo Soprano

 

Anna has performed as a soloist in many classical concerts, including Dixit Dominus, Messiah, Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, Vivaldi’s Gloria and the superb Miserere Allegri.

 

She has been a core member of the Victorian Opera chorus since 2013, an alto scholar at St Peter’s Eastern Hill. Anna has a B Mus (Honours) and is currently undertaking a M Mus (Performance) at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. 

Michelle McCarthy - Soprano

 

Michelle is a recent  graduate of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and is currently a member of Victorian Opera's developing artist program.

 

Recent roles include La Fée (Cendrillon), Handel's Dixit Dominus, Carmina Burana and Kodaly Missa Brevis.

Not only will you hear the wonderful Mozart Requiem at the combined Victoria Chorale/Ballarat Choral Society/Ballarat Wind Orchestra concert, but also an instrumental work by Ulster born Houston Dunleavy entitled 'Looking into Fire'. This is a short work designed to be a “curtain-raiser” for the Mozart Requiem when it is performed with wind ensemble. It is based on the opening of the “Confutatis” section of the Requiem, concentrating on the images of fire as it builds becomes all-consuming.


Houston Dunleavy, is Music Director of the Sydney Male Choir and Head of Composition and Production across the Sydney and Melbourne campuses of The Australian Institute of Music.
His music has been performed in Australia, the USA, the UK, Ireland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Sweden, France, China, and Puerto Rico, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan and Canada. His compositions have been played by major concerts artists and a wide range of ensembles.

Lyndon Green - Tenor

 

Lyndon recently completed a Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours) at the University of Melbourne, Conservatorium of Music.   A winner of the 2016 West Gippsland Aria Award, Lyndon performed Schumann’s Dichterliebe to great acclaim with Australian pianist Stephen McIntyre.  

 

Lyndon's perfromances include at the Shanghai American International School in China (twice), Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, and St John’s Passion. 

Samuel Thomas-Holland - Baritone

 

Samuel studied and performed music In WA and Queensland for over 6 years before coming to Melbourne, having been accepted as a Young Artist into the Melbourne Opera studio / Gertrude Opera.

 

In 2016, he has performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and will be representing Australia in the International Hans Gabor Belevedere Singing Competition Finals in Cape Town, South Africa.