The first concert, held in our breathtakingly beautiful Cathedral in the centre of Perth city, is expected to sell out shortly. Conducted by renowned international musician Joseph Nolan and featuring organist Stewart Smith along with the St George’s Cathedral Consort, the evening will include the beloved Fauré Requiem, Walton’s The Twelve, Handel’s mighty Coronation Anthem Zadok the Priest, and much more.
Artistic Director of the series Joseph Nolan said:
"The concert series is one of the proven highlights in classical musical calendar in Western Australia and we hope many of you will return to experience these uplifting concerts in the spectacular cathedral venue, and more of you will visit for the first time."
This year, the Choral Classics night will also feature Helpmann award-winning, remarkable baritone - Andrew Foote - who will sing solo with the choir in concert. Andrew has just finished singing a role in the West Australian Opera performance of Tosca and he is also Head of Voice at The University of Western Australia.
The first three concerts in the series will be held at St George’s Cathedral, but the fourth event will be located at the Perth Concert Hall.
"As the concerts can only accommodate a certain number in the Cathedral, our fourth and final event - Handel’s Solomon - will be located at the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday, 4 November," Mr Nolan said. "That will be a spectacular night and will feature Australian superstar soprano Sara Macliver; Ileana Rinaldi as Solomon; tenor Paul McMahon and baritone Andrew Foote; as well as the St George’s Cathedral Consort and The Orchestra of St George."
The second concert - The WASO Concertmaster featuring Laurence Jackson - will be on Monday, 3 July, while the third event - Bach to Bernstein - is on Friday, 11 August. All concerts will start at 7.30pm.
For ticketing information, please see this page.