Ac­com­plished singer per­forms

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So­prano soloist Pa­tri­cia Wright will per­form a Mozart clas­sic at the Bach Musica New Zealand con­cert on Sun­day.

The Auck­lan­der has been a reg­u­lar soloist with Bach Musica for four years and will per­form Mozart’s Re­quiem.

‘‘It’s one of the great works by Mozart,’’ she says.

‘‘It’s fan­tas­tic mu­sic, the joy of singing with the orches­tra and singing with a group of people who have a pas­sion for mu­sic.’’

Wright trained with Sis­ter Mary Leo who is known for train­ing some of the world’s finest so­pra­nos, in­clud­ing Dame Malv­ina Ma­jor and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

Her early suc­cess re­sulted in con­certs, tele­vi­sion per­for­mances and many recitals for the New Zealand ation.

When Wright grad­u­ated from the Vic­to­ria Col­lege of the Arts in Mel­bourne, she re­ceived a scholar-


Cor­por- ship to en­able her to study in Europe.

Soon af­ter ar­riv­ing in Lon­don, Wright was awarded sec­ond prize in the Benson & Hedges Gold Award for Singers and she rep­re­sented New Zealand in the Cardiff Singer of the World com­pe­ti­tion.

She lived in the UK for 12 years, per­form­ing in ev­ery ma­jor con­cert hall in Bri­tain.

She has per­formed along­side the New Zealand Sym­phony Orches­tra and the phil­har­mo­nia orches­tra. This will be her third con­cert with Bach Musica.

Bach Musica NZ, con­ducted by Rita Paczian, will per­form on June 8, 5pm at the town hall.

So­prano star: Pa­tri­cia Wright has per­formed with Bach Musica for four years.

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