"In 2013 Zelman Symphony will celebrate its 80th Anniversary, with two performances of Mahler's epic Eighth Symphony - Symphony of a Thousand.
We will have over 600 performers on stage, including a choir of over 400, a children's choir of 80, eight of Australia’s leading opera singers as soloists, the magnificent organ and an orchestra of 120.
We are proud to bring this rarely performed work to the public, and involve many of Melbourne's community choirs, community orchestral musicians and invited professional musicians, many of whom have performed with us in the past."
Mark Shiell - conductor
Wilma Smith - guest concertmaster
Antoinette Halloran - Soprano 1, Magna Peccatrix
Rosamund Illing - Soprano 2, Una poenitentium
Nicole Car - Soprano 3, Mater Gloriosa
Karen van Spall - Alto 1, Mulier Samaritana
Liane Keegan - Alto 2, Maria Aegyptiaca
Jason Wasley - Tenor, Doctor Marianus
Andrew Jones - Baritone, Pater Ecstaticus
Adrian Tamburini - Bass, Pater Profundu
David Macfarlane - organ
Massed choirs of:
Essendon Choral Society
Heidelberg Choral Society
Latrobe University Choral Society
Monash University Choral Society
Childrens voices of:
St Catherine's School Toorak