Guest Artists

We are delighted to have two wonderful guest artists, Sarahlouise Owens and Christopher Lincoln Bogg, join us for the Festival to sing in the magical James Turrell Skyspace at the National Gallery of Australia as well as during our Gala Concert.

Friday 25 October and Saturday 26 October

4:30 - 5:30 PM, James Turrell Skyspace, National Gallery of Australia

Sarahlouise Owens

Sarahlouise is best known in Canberra as a concert artist and performer, whose experience spans musicals, opera, oratorio, straight theatre and theatre-restaurant. As much a concert recitalist, she has also been soloist with some of Canberra’s choral groups, such as SCUNA, UC Chorale, Igitur Nos and Canberra Choral Society, and has also performed in the Canberra International Music Festival.

Since returning to Canberra after many years in Europe, she teaches (erstwhile at ANU), and conducts many choirs around Canberra, including the Award Winning (Positive Ageing Award) Seasoned Voices. In 2017 she was choir director for CCS’ successful ‘Not the Messiah’.


Christopher Lincoln Bogg

Born in Canberra, Christopher Lincoln Bogg sang his first solo parts as a boy soprano. His wide ranging operatic repertoire comprises over 60 major roles and covers both familiar and lesser known works of Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Gounod, Meyerbeer and Berlioz - as well as a significant number of 20th century masterworks and world premieres. For Opera Australia, his roles include Almaviva (The Barber of Seville), Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Leicester (Maria Stuarda), Fenton (Falstaff), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Nadir (The Pearl Fishers) and as “the Boy” in the world premiere of Madeline Lee - for which he received a Helpmann Award nomination. Christopher’s concert repertoire includes most of the concert choral classics from Monteverdi to Verdi, from Bach Passions to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. He has performed with choirs in Australia such as Sydney Philharmonia and Melbourne Chorale and with orchestras, choirs and festivals throughout Europe.