The MSO will bring ABC’s beloved Classic 100 countdown to life this June

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The MSO will bring ABC’s beloved Classic 100 countdown to life this June

Words by Staff Writer

As announced live on ABC Classic Breakfast at the Sydney Opera House this morning, voting in the Classic 100: Feel Good is now open.  

Marking Australia’s biggest classical music event, the Classic 100: Feel Good celebrates the music that gets you dancing, makes you smile, inspires and uplifts. It’s the music you turn to when you want to feel on top of the world.

Cast your votes via the ABC Classic 100 website before 1pm AEST June 3. Then, tune in as they count down Australia’s feel-good pieces from across time on Saturday 8 and Sunday, 9 June on ABC Classic and the ABC listen app.

ABC Classic 100: Feel Good

  • Monday, 6 May, 8am AEST: Voting Opens
  • Monday, 3 June, 1pm AEST: Voting Closes
  • Saturday, 8 & Sunday 9, June: ABC Classic 100: Feel Good
  • MSO to perform highlights on Thursday 20 June 2024, 7:30pm at Hamer Hall

Keep up with the latest music news, features, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Conducted by Ben Northey, be a part of the audience for this special performance, filmed for ABC TV, iView and ABC Classic.

Earlier today, ABC Classic Breakfast presenter Dr Megan Burslem kicked off the Classic 100: Feel Good festivities at the Sydney Opera House. Accompanied by the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and the Nexas Quartet, the live performance marked the official commencement of voting for this year’s countdown. Broadcast live on ABC Classic, the event showcased mesmerising renditions of timeless classics like Singing in the Rain and Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and the much-loved Ave Maria performed by ABC Classic’s resident harpist and presenter, Genevieve Lang with cellist Rachel Scott, setting the stage for an unforgettable Classic 100 countdown.

As announced earlier this year, the Classic 100 in Concert will also make a welcome return in 2024. The Classic 100: Feel Good will be brought to life in a special highlights concert by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Principal Conductor in Residence and the Concert’s Creative Director, Benjamin Northey, at Hamer Hall. Stay tuned for more information including the full program, artists and more, to be announced soon, and find out all details about the event here.

Now in its 23rd year, ABC’s Classic 100 is a treasured event among music lovers. Each year, ABC Classic asks audiences to nominate their favourite pieces in a particular category, counting down the results across an exciting weekend in June.

Head to the ABC Classic 100 website for more information on this year’s countdown and the Classic 100 in Concert here.