The Sunshine Coast Choral Choir is fortunate to have Cassandra Wright as our Soloist Soprano for the Gloria concert on 4th November. Cassandra Wright is a versatile soprano with performance experience in opera, oratorio and art song. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the Queensland Conservatorium. Most recently she was the winner of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition. While at the Queensland Conservatorium, Cassandra has sung the roles of La Bergere and La Chouette in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortileges. She has also performed the roles of Lisette and La Fée in scenes from La Rondine and Cendrillon, respectively. Most recently, Cassandra was the understudy for Veronica in Paul Dean’s world premiere opera, Dry River Run. Concert performances include the soprano solos in Bach’s Magnificat in D minor, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Charpentier’s Te Deum and Haydn’s Nelsen Mass in D Minor. Throughout her studies, Cassandra has won the Margaret Nickson Prize for Voice and Accompaniment, the Linda Edith Allen Postgraduate Award, the Donald Penman Prize for Voices in Combination, the Elizabeth Muir Memorial Prize and the Blanche & Hugh Campbell Award. In 2016, Cassandra won the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition. Cassandra has performed with The 7 Sopranos, Queensland Symphony Orchestra (Planet Earth II – soprano solo) and most recently in the Opera Queensland Chorus (Peter Grimes – Brisbane Festival).