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Beethoven 9 Vocal Competition – Final Round

Sunday, March 3, 2024



Tickets are available for $10

The GSO’s Beethoven 9 Vocal Competition concludes in an afternoon of performances by the finalists with piano accompaniment. In this final round, vocalists compete to become a winner in one of four voice categories, and for the opportunity to perform as a featured soloist in the GSO’s May performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

Each finalist will perform the excerpts for their voice type from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, along with a musical selection of their choosing. The winners will be announced at the conclusion of the performances.


(in alphabetical order by section)


Sarah Heilman
“An die Nacht” Richard Strauss

Emma Robertson
“Comme autrefois dans la nuit sombre” from Les pêcheurs de perles, Georges Bizet

Yun Xie (Melody)
“Ernani, Involami!” from Ernani, Giuseppe Verdi


Maria McDaniel
“Weiche, Wotan, Weiche!” from Das Rheingold, Richard Wagner

MunTzung Wong
“Acerba voluttà” from Adriana Lecouvreur, Francesco Cilea

Tetyana Vakhnovska
“Vien, Leonora” from La Favorita, Gaetano Donizetti


Levi Adkins
“E lucevan le stelle” from Tosca, Giacomo Puccini

William Green
“Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond” from Die Walküre, Richard Wagner

Matthew Perez
“Vainement, ma bien-aimée” from Le Roi d’Ys, Edouard Lalo


Alexander Adams-Leytes
“Nimm sie hin denn, diese Lieder”from An Die Ferne Geliebte, Ludwig van Beethoven

Wil Kellerman
“Voici des roses” from La damnation de Faust, Hector Berlioz

Jacob Lay
“Fourth of July Speech” from Frederick Douglass, Dorothy Rudd Moore



Oral Moses

Oral Moses


Irena Sylya


Timothy Verville




Venue Information

St. James Episcopal Church
161 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060





  • Type: Special Event
  • Time: March 3, 2024 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Venue:St. James Episcopal Church
  • Duration:Approximately 2 hours