Enter the 2017 RMP ARIA and join Sing Your Own Oratorio to perform Rutter’s Gloria

Deakin Edge, Federation Square

The 11th RMP Aria Competition Final
Sing Your Own Oratorio (Rutter’s Gloria)
Deakin Edge, Federation Square



Selected Oratorio Arias and Recitatives

John Rutter  Gloria

The Finalists of the 2017 RMP ARIA will battle it out for the chance to win thousands of dollars worth of cash, professional photography packages, language coaching and various other prizes – as well as future engagements with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic.

Each singer will perform a short program of arias and recitatives from the world of oratorio, accompanied on piano by outstanding pianist and RMP Principal Accompanist Stefan Cassomenos. A distinguished panel of judges will decide over $5000.00 worth of cash prizes, as well as other awards including language coaching and professional photographic packages and future performance opportunities with the RMP.

At the end of the Final, RMP Chief Conductor Andrew Wailes will direct a full scale performance of John Rutter’s spectacular Gloria, featuring over 150 voices of the RMP Oratorio Festival Choir, soloists and members of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tickets include a complimentary cheese and champagne reception at the conclusion of the evening, where audience members have the chance to meet the finalists, adjudicators, orchestra, choir and conductor.

A gala event, not to be missed!

Stefan Cassomenos Official Accompanist and Adjudicator

Andrew Wailes Adjudicator (Chair) and Conductor

Dr Calvin Bowman Organist and Adjudicator

Sally-Anne Russell Adjudicator

Peter Bandy Compere

RMP Aria Finalists

RMP Oratorio Festival Choir

RMP Orchestra


Online bookings for audience tickets via Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/QSNT



ARIA CONTESTANTS: Applications open Wednesday 28 June 2017, and close 5pm Tuesday 1 August, 2017.



For details about entering the RMP Aria, please direct your enquiries to Andrew Wailes (RMP Music Director) via email at: musicdirector@rmp.org.au.

Sing your own oratorio workshop participants should register online via Trybooking. They will be contacted regarding participation closer to the day.