Kangaroo Valley Hall was the venue for the first Arts in the Valley Choral workshop held on the weekend of 16th-17th September 2017.
The idea behind the workshop is to offer Kangaroo Valley, and other regional choristers an intensive weekend of study and practice, directed by a renowned choral conductor. The aim is to improve all aspects of choral singing technique. It will also be an opportunity for singers from our region to get together to socialise around their shared interest, choral singing. KV resident music professor, Robert Constable, has taken on the role of coordinating this event for Arts in the Valley.
Saturday and Sunday
16–17 September 2017
The workshop will be directed by choral conductor, Sam Allchurch. Sam is an outstanding conductor of both our national Gondwana children’s choirs and the Sydney Chamber Choir, which he has been directing this year in the absence of their director, Richard Gill. Sam studied choral conducting in Melbourne and at Cambridge University in the UK where he was a Gates Scholar (yes Bill and Melinda, that Gates!).
Sam recently directed the Sydney Chamber Choir to great acclaim for its concert of nineteenth century music. He has also recently been appointed director of music at Trinity College, Melbourne University.
The choral repertoire for the event will be chosen by Sam Allchurch and Robert Constable and will be distributed to each person who registers for the event. For local choristers who are not currently attached to a choir some preliminary rehearsals will be run by Robert at his KV home in August and early September.