This evening’s soloists

Jamie Young

Based in Wellington, Jamie performs regularly as soloist with many regional choirs, choruses and opera companies.  Most recently he has performed in Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Ramirez’ Navidad Nuestra.

He has appeared with Orpheus Choir, Festival Singers, Kapiti Chamber Choir, Kāpiti Chorale, Wellington Choir, Bach Choir, Cantoris, Wellington Chamber Orchestra and Palmerston North Choral Society.  Jamie sang several seasons in the NZ Opera Chorus, and is an alumnus of the NZ Opera School.

When not singing, Jamie looks after his two young daughters and works as a manager in IT.

Barbara Graham

Barbara has been a NZO Resident Artist since 2015, and was a 2007–8 NZO Emerging Artist. She studied with Emily Mair at Victoria University, then at the Schola Cantorum in Paris, France, with Nathalie Spinosi. She is a past winner of the Napier Aria and the Festival de Musique et de Langue Françaises, Paris, France, as well as runner-up in the Symphonies d’Automne, Macon, France. Recent roles include Peep Bo in The Mikado, Christine in Phantom of the Opera, Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier. She is a soloist with the New Zealand Air Force Band, recently touring France and Belgium with the NZDF as a vocalist for the WWI centenaries.

Will King

Will King is a Wellington-based baritone who is currently in his fourth year studying Classical Voice at the NZ School of Music under Margaret Medlyn. His operatic roles include the title role in Monteverdi’s ‘L’orfeo’, Count Almaviva in ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, and Sam in NZ Opera’s premiere of Gareth Farr’s ‘The Bone Feeder,’ among others. He has just been named an Emerging Artist for NZ Opera’s 2019 season. Will was the runner up in the 2018 Becroft North Shore Aria Competition and came third in the 2017 Dunedin Dame Malvina Major Foundation Aria Competition. His concert repertoire includes OrphEus: A Dance Opera, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore and Mass in C Minor and more. Will is also a member of Freemasons NZ Opera Chorus, Voices NZ Chamber Choir and the NZ Youth Choir.

Barbara Paterson

Barbara Paterson is a soprano, conductor and music educator based in Wellington. This is her first season with the Capital Choir, after spending 2017 as Assistant Conductor to the Festival Singers. Barbara has sung as an operatic and concert soloist and chamber musician across NZ, the USA and France. She was an Emerging Artist with NZ Opera from 2007 – 2008. Barbara teaches at Taita College, Rongotai College, St. Oran’s College and St. Mark’s Church School and maintains a private studio. @BarbaraPatersonSoprano

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  1. Have a great concert tonight Go the tenors

    Not thinking of you much as I traverse The Old Silk Road. In Isfahan in Iran now.



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