Carmina Burana was first performed in Germany in 1937, and is one of the most exciting music master pieces ever written and performed. Based around poems written in the 11th and 12th centuries, Carmina Burana includes works for orchestra, soloists, and mass choirs. Joining the Casey Philharmonic Orchestra for this performance will be 3 of Australia’s most talented soloists, as well as over 100 singers from some of Melbourne’s most regarded choirs, all under the guidance of renowned conductor Joseph Lallo. An exciting night showcasing local performers!
About the performers:
Joseph Lallo is a Lecturer of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and performs internationally as a saxophone soloist, chamber musician and conductor. He has performed with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, and has performed and given master classes in Paris. And has given performances in the USA, China, and throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. The Casey Philharmonic Orchestra has been honoured to have had Joseph conduct the CPO as a guest conductor earlier this year, and are delighted to welcome him back again.
Sarah Prestwidge is an Australian soprano who studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Sarah has performed internationally including in master classes at the Julliard and Manhattan School of Music in New York. Sarah was also awarded a scholarship to study both language and music in Italy, and had her operatic debut in “La Traviata “ with Opera New England
Lucas De Jong studied at the Melba Conservatorium, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University and the National Opera Studio in London and has performed extensively around the world. In addition to performing with Opera Australia and The Victoria State Opera, Lucas has performed in Carmen for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and sung the title role of Don Giovanni for Opera Atelier in Toronto.
Hamish Gould is an English born Australian based countertenor who has studied at both Monash University and The Victorian College of the Arts and has been a finalist in many vocal competitions including prestigious The Luceum Club’s Margaret Sutherland Competition.
The Casey Philharmonic Orchestra ( CPO )
The CPO was formed in 2017 with the aim of further enriching the cultural landscape of South Eastern Region of Melbourne, including The City of Casey, while also providing both professional and aspiring amateur musicians an opportunity to practice and perform and further develop their skills. Soloists who have performed with the CPO include internationally acclaimed soprano’s Anna Margolis and Shu-Cheen Yu, as well as well known violinist virtuoso’s Roy Theaker and the CPO’s very own concert master Marisa Hatibi.
The Cranbourne Chorale was formed in 1991 and is a mixed voice community choir comprising of over 60 members. The choir has been a finalist in many musical competitions and eisteddfods, and had the honour of being invited to perform at the McLelland Gallery in Langwarrin before Dame Elizabeth Murdoch. The choir toured China in 2010 culminating with a performance on the Great Wall of China. Singularity Choir was established in 2002 and comprises of around 30 singers of all ages. This choir is equally at home with unaccompanied music or accompanied by orchestras. The choir has enjoyed performances with the Melbourne Opera Orchestra, the Maroondah Symphony Orchestra and the Nicholas Chamber Orchestra and is based at the Coonara Community House in Upper Ferntree Gully.
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