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It’s back! ChorusOz invites anyone with a passion for singing gather in the Sydney Opera House to perform a major work. This time it will be a genuine “symphony of a thousand” performing Mahler’s inspiring Symphony No.8.

ChorusOz: Mahler 8

ChorusOz – Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ annual “big sing” – brings together a community of singers from across Australia and around the world for an exhilarating weekend of intensive music-making in the Sydney Opera House. And this time, as ChorusOz returns after a three-year hiatus, we’re going bigger and better than ever before with a complete performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, his “Symphony of a Thousand”.

We’re setting our sights on a “symphony of a thousand” – literally! – with a thousand singers in the choir. ChoruzOz will be joined by eight renowned Australian soloists, a children’s chorus and an orchestra of more than a hundred, and you’re invited to join us.

In Mahler’s Eighth Symphony the singing almost never stops in its celebration of the Creative Spirit and the redemptive power of love. Whether you’re in the audience or part of the thousand-voice choir on stage, ChorusOz 2023 promises to be an unforgettable and life-changing experience.


MAHLER Symphony No.8 (Symphony of a Thousand)


Brett Weymark

Soprano (Magna peccatrix)
Anna-Louise Cole

Soprano (Una poenitentium)
Maija Kovalevska

Soprano (Mater gloriosa)
Celeste Lazarenko

Mezzo-soprano (Mulier samaritana)
Sian Sharp

Mezzo-soprano (Maria ægyptiaca)
Deborah Humble

Tenor (Doctor Marianus)
Diego Torre

Baritone (Pater ecstaticus)
Michael Honeyman

Bass (Pater profundus)
Christopher Richardson

ChorusOz 2023
Children’s Chorus
The Sydney Youth Orchestra
with members of Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra

Presented by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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