How do you feel about making your Sydney Philharmonia Choirs debut?
I’m so thrilled to be making my debut with them. They have a solid reputation as Australia’s leading choral organisation with so much soul and history, and I’m excited to be a part of it.
You’ll be performing Bach’s B Minor Mass with them. Is it a piece you know well?
I have enjoyed listening to it since I can remember, but this will be my first time performing it and I couldn’t be happier to have the chance to be involved in one of the greatest choral works of all time. Vocally, it isn’t too demanding. The range and tessitura sit nicely, and with two evenly-spaced duets followed by joining the choir in the Dona Nobis Pacemat the end, I have a very well-paced evening of singing.
Soprano Janet Todd. Photo: supplied
Are you expecting the performance to be an emotional experience?
I find almost all performances to be an emotional experience to some degree, but this I expect to be particularly so because of the grandiose nature of the work. To be surrounded by a magnificent choir and orchestra...