Joan Carden Award 2019 – Applications open

Applications are currently open – closing April 26th – for entries for this year’s Joan Carden Award.

Conducted with the gracious support of Miss Joan Carden AO OBE, this Award aims to:

  • identify and encourage young singing talent
  • strengthen the Choir’s relationship with the University of Sydney and the Sydney music community, and
  • honour the contribution of Joan Carden to music in Australia

This year the finals of the 2019 Joan Carden Award will be held in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney on August 11th, accompanied by a full orchestra. The audience will once again participate in the judging through a ‘People’s Prize’.

If you enjoy the performances of the soloists at our concerts, this concert (which will also feature the Choir performing Puccini’s Messa di Gloria) is definitely a date for your diary. And if you are – or have a friend or relative who is – a young professional soloist, then this could be your/their chance to perform and to win a prestigious Award with a significant cash prize.

Young singers aged between 22 and 35 years are invited to become part of this exciting event! The Award has a cash prize of $6,000 and the opportunity to perform as a soloist in one of the Choir’s forthcoming concerts. Apply here – the closing date for applications is Friday April 26th 2019.

Joshua Oxley, Tenor

Following his success in winning the 2017 Joan Carden Award, tenor Joshua Oxley performed as a soloist at the Choir’s May 2018 performance featuring works by Mendelssohn and Nicolai, was a finalist in the City Of Sydney Opera Scholarship 2018 and has performed for Opera Australia as Bathasar Zorn in Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg and as Tamino in the Magic Flute. You can read more about previous winners here.

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