I work with choirs as a conductor, arranger and composer – often on projects that respond to local issues of sustainability, social justice or history. I also lead groups who get together just because they love to sing!
I am currently leading the Bungendore Community Choir each week on a Monday evening. We sing a range of musical styles, and singers of all skill levels are welcome. If you’re interested in coming along, send me a message through my contact page and I’ll send you more details.
In 2014 was the choir leader for TTFO (Things That Fall Over), a project about the creativity of older women (among other things) with a script by Peta Murray and music by Peta Williams. From 2013-2014, I was choir leader for the Pyrenees Chorale, a group from Avoca and Beaufort largely made up of senior singers.
I was the composer of some of the choir songs in Illuminated by Fire in Ballarat (2010, 2011).
Other highlights are as musical director on Dust which was, written and directed by Donna Jackson (Hubcap) , songs composed by Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors) and choral arrangements by me. This production toured to Adelaide in April this year where I worked with the fabulous Born on Monday Choir. The show was reviewed by Glam Adelaide:
I found (the music) most engaging. Musically these are not trite songs. They are carefully composed pieces that contain some very fine vocal harmonies, (with) references to Phillip Glass and to Arvo Part.
I also run workshops on vocal technique with various vocal groups and choirs.