THE ROYAL MELBOURNE PHILHARMONIC is proud to co-host
“CANTATE! A Melbourne Festival of Choirs”
A celebration of the choral art, featuring performances by members of:
- Whim ‘n Rhythm (USA)
- Miami Children’s Chorus (USA)
- Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir
- The Australian Children’s Choir
- Melbourne University Choral Society
- Box Hill Chorale
St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne
Monday, 22 July 2019 – 8PM
Hear these choirs perform an uplifting selection of works from a wide range of styles and traditions, performed in the magnificent setting of St Paul’s Cathedral. Including original compositions and arrangements, drawn from a wide variety of genres, including jazz, folk, world music, American spirituals, classical sacred and more. Includes music by composers such as Ola Gjeilo, Rene Clausen, Anton Bruckner, Randall Stroope, Giacomo Puccini, Jim Papoulis, Dan Walker, John Rutter, Gerald Custer and more!
SPECIAL GUESTS CHOIRS:
Yale University’s Whim ‘n Rhythm is regarded as America’s premier undergraduate SSAA a cappella singing group. Comprised entirely of Yale seniors, Whim ‘n Rhythm has delighted audiences from Maine to Hong Kong, from Club Med to the White House. Founded in 1981 Whim ‘n Rhythm began as an answer to the decades-old tradition of their male counterparts, The Whiffenpoofs. This year, Whim will tour Japan, China, Colombia, India, and for the first time Australia!! This will be their only Melbourne performance so don’t miss the chance to hear these amazingly talented young women!
The Miami Children’s Chorus has provided high quality singing instruction since 1965. MCC offers the children of Miami-Dade County the opportunity to study and perform standard and experimental forms of choral music. Throughout its long history, MCC has appeared and record with artists in a wide variety of musical settings. They have sung with the Cleveland Orchestra; the Israel Chamber Orchestra; at the 44th NFL Super Bowl with Queen Latifah; for PBS with André Rieu and Ethan Bortnick; with Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Nestor Torres and Raul Di Blasio. MCC has performed numerous productions with the Florida Grand Opera – La Bohème, Tosca, Carmen, Turandot, Pagliacci; former Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Master Chorale of South Florida, Miami Bach Society, Festival Miami and the Mainly Mozart Festival.
A choral performance not to be missed!
Conducted by Andrew Wailes, and Timothy Sharp
Accompanied by Dean Sky Lucas and Alan Ngim