The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra invites choral singers of all ages from around the world to join an almighty virtual choir performance of Waltzing Matilda for ANZAC Day.
MSO Managing Director Sophie Galaise said this global online community event is an opportunity for music-lovers at home to become a part of this major chorus initiative.
“The MSO Chorus is known for regularly participating in Melbourne’s ANZAC Day dawn service. While we cannot perform live this year, it is more important than ever to bring people together online through the power of music, and a shared experience.
‘’We encourage everyone from around the world to get involved in performing one of Australia’s most well-known musical works. This is a wonderful moment to get together in a virtual space and sing our hearts out!’’ said Ms Galaise.
The MSO has commissioned a new arrangement of Banjo Paterson’s anthem from Australian composer, Joe Twist, designed to bring together members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, MSO Chorus and singers from around the world.
To become a part of the MSO’s ANZAC Day Virtual Choir, singers are to sign up through mso.com.au/anzac and follow the recording instructions. Submissions 11.59pm on Sunday 19 April.
MSO’s ANZAC Day Virtual Choir will premiere on the MSO’s YouTube channel at 7.30pm on Friday 24 April. This project is proudly presented in partnership with Ryman Healthcare.