RECIPIENT OF THE PETER AND LYNDY WHITE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Miriam Claire Whiting-Reilly is a young soprano who is currently completing her Victorian Higher School Certificate.
Since 2014 Miriam has been a member of the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE). In that capacity she and has performed in three of Victorian Opera’s annual Youth Opera productions: The Grumpiest Boy in the World (2015) Four Saints in Three Acts (2016) and The Second Hurricane (2017).
From June 2015 – June 2016 she was a member (first soprano) of Melbourne University Choral Society (MUCS) under the direction of Andrew Wailes. In 2015 she performed in joint MUCS-Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir performances: Faure’s Requiem (Deakin Edge); Carmina Burana (Melbourne Town Hall); the annual Christmas productions (at Hamer Hall and St Paul’s Cathedral); and in 2016 she participated with MUCS-RMPC in a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony and Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (Arts Centre).
Miriam completed her VCE in 2017 and commences the first year of her B Mus at The University of Melbourne in 2018.
This is Miriam’s second year as a Scholar with Opera Scholars Australia and she is immensely grateful for the training and performance opportunities. She is eagerly looking forward to participating in the upcoming events of the 2018-19 program.