c.v. - CONDUCTING EXPERIENCE

CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL/ORCHESTRAL ENSEMBLES:

2016        NZ Ukulele Development Squad: conductor - concerts in Auckland and Christchurch
                        see Bamboo Swing video here
               Somerville House Girls School Guitar Ensemble: director
              “Churchie” Anglican Church Grammar School Eagles Guitar Ensemble: director
2015        NZ Ukulele Development Squad: conductor - concerts at Auckland Town Hall and NZ Ukulele Festival
2014        NZ Ukulele Development Squad: conductor - concerts at Auckland Town Hall and NZ Ukulele Festival
               Auckland Primary Principals Association Combined Choir: guest conductor
               Western Springs College: Spamalot - musical director
               Dawn Chorus Auckland: musical director
2012-2014    Ponsonby Primary School Chamber Choir, Auckland: resident conductor
                           see videos of Price Tag and Mihimihi here
2012        Western Springs College: West Side Story - musical director
2008        Alice Springs Choral Society: guest conductor
                Norwood Symphony Orchestra/Tutti Ensemble: guest conductor
2007        Brighton Secondary School Orchestra:  (special interest music school orchestra) guest conductor
                Alice Springs Choral Society: guest conductor
2002        Woodford Folk Festival 2002-2003: choir director for fire event (massed choir of 400)
                State Theatre of South Australia: conductor/chorus master; My Life, My Love for Adelaide Festival 2002
                Tutti Ensemble Holdfast Choir: guest conductor:  My Life, My Love excerpts, Adelaide Town Hall
1997        Martenitsa Bulgarian women’s choir:  guest conductor; rehearsals & recording session Inside this room
               Ascham Senior Orchestra:  (private school orchestra) resident conductor
1996        Ascham Senior Orchestra:  (private school orchestra) resident conductor
               Sydney Chamber Choir:  guest conductor for recording session of soundtrack to Dead Heart, feature film
1995        Ascham Senior Orchestra:  (private school orchestra) resident conductor
               Queenwood Senior Orchestra:  (private school orchestra) guest conductor
               The Australian Opera:  off-stage conductor:  The Eighth Wonder
1994        The Australian Opera:  off-stage and cover conductor;  Lulu
1993        The Australian Opera:  off-stage conductor;  The Golem, Lucia di Lammermoor, Orphée et Euridice,
                     Tosca, Tristan und Isolde  - extra-chorus preparation;  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
1990        Western Australian Mandolin Orchestra:  rehearsal conductor
1989         West Australian Symphony Orchestra Singers:  assistant conductor
1988            Penrhos Orchestra:  (private school orchestra) guest conductor
1987-1988    Western Australian Conservatorium of Music Nine-Voice Choir:  resident conductor
1987             Western Australian Youth Orchestra:  guest conductor
1986-1988    Western Australian Conservatorium of Music Big Choir:  resident conductor
1986-1988    Western Australian Conservatorium of Music Chamber Orchestra:  guest conductor
1986-1987    Western Australian Conservatorium of Music Motet Choir:  resident conductor
1986             Nedlands Music Association Adult Community Choir:  resident conductor
                     University of Western Australia Collegium Musicum  (chamber choir) resident conductor
                     I Cantori:  (chamber choir) resident conductor

COMMUNITY CHORAL DIRECTION

2014        Auckland Dawn Chorus:
2011-2014    Grey Lynn Community Choir:   (founding conductor)
            Performing at Titirangi Festival, mounting own concerts, participation in Sing with the APO,
            flash-mob of Tim Minchin’s Plastic Bags at New World Supermarket,
            Dawn Chorus events at Wynyard Quarter 2012 & 2013.
2008        Women with Latitude (Adelaide):   25-voice women’s acapella choir. (guest conductor)
2006        Asante Sana - AfroFusion Choir (Alice Springs):
            40-voice community choir performing African and other music. (guest conductor)
2004        Trojan Women Chorus:    50-voice women’s chorus performing original music for theatrical production.
            (founding conductor)
2002-2010    Tutti Ensemble: 60-voice mixed chorus comprising singers with a disability and from the community
            Performances include accompanying Teddy Tahu-Rhodes at Bundaleer Forest Weekend, 2007;
            Carols by Candlelight (Elder Park), 2007.  (resident conductor)
1989        WA Trades and Labor Council Combined Union Choir:   (founding conductor)
            SATB choir performing songs of work and protest.
1988-1989    The Laredos:  Sixteen-piece SATB choir performing music from 16th to 20th centuries. (founding conductor)

VOCAL COACH:

1989-2014    various coaching for theatre and music-theatre singing auditions, performances, etc.

For The Australian Opera:

AS ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR INCLUDING OFFSTAGE CONDUCTING:

    Berg    Lulu  (responsibilities included cover-conductor, conducting cover-calls, production calls.)
    Donizetti    Lucia di Lammermoor
    Gluck    Orphée et Euridice
    John    The Eighth Wonder
    Puccini    Tosca
    Sitsky    The Golem  (responsibilities included conducting cover-calls.)
    Wagner    Tristan und Isolde
        Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg  (responsibilities included conducting cover-calls, extra-chorus preparation.)

PERFORMED REPERTOIRE:

Brahms            Hungarian Dance # 5
            Symphony # 4
Britten            Choral Dances - Gloriana
Bruch            Violin Concerto # 1
Charlton        When Dinosaurs Invented Flowers (World Premiere)
Griffin            The Kingfisher Dances (World Premiere)
Handel            Messiah
Haydn            Symphony # 102
Milhaud            Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra
Moussorgsky        Pictures at an Exhibition
Mozart            Symphony # 29 in A major K.V. 201
            Missa Brevis in F major K.V. 192
            Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A major K.V. 219
            Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in G major K.V. 313
Matthew Ottley        Allegory of the Bull  (World Premiere)
Purcell            Dido and Aeneas
Respighi        Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite II
Rix            My Life, My Love  (World Premiere)
            Northern Lights, Southern Cross (World Premiere)
Stravinsky        Histoire du Soldat
Tippett            Five Negro Spirituals - Child Of Our Time
Vaughan-Williams    Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra
Vivaldi            Gloria in D major

Anthems, Chanson, Frotolla, Madrigals, Masses, Motets, Carols and Rounds by:
Arcadelt, Bach, Bennet, Brant, Byrd, Castellino, Certon, Claudin, Clemens non Papa, Debussy, De Nola, 
Di Maio, Dowland, Encina, Farmer, Gesualdo, Gill, Handl, Ives, Janequin, Jones, Josquin, Lassus, Lawes, Luzzaschi,
Marenzio, Messiaen, Monteverdi, Morley, Mozart, Palestrina, Purcell, Ranier, Ravenscroft, Seiber,
Stravinsky, Tallis, Vaughan-Williams, Weelkes, Wilbye and Willaert.