Youth Chorale

Love to sing? Not learning an instrument but want to immerse yourself in music? Join the Youth Chorale! Work with vocal masters and rehearse with a dedicated accompanist. Learn how to project your voice, read music, and sing in parts. You'll even learn new languages! 


Ensemble Information

 

Approximate Age Range 11 to 25
Rehearsal Times Mondays 4:30pm - 6:15pm
Rehearsal Venue Hobart North Uniting Church
Annual Fee $545



Concerts

Youth Chorale performs in these concerts in 2019


Concert 1

Sunday 19 May
Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS


Concert 2

Sunday 11 August
The Farrall Centre, The Friends' School


Concert 3

Sunday 3 November
The Farrall Centre, The Friends' School

Plus more special project events throughout the year.


Meet your Conductor


Andrew Bainbridge - Tasmanian Youth Chorale Conductor

Andrew Bainbridge commenced his musical career as an eight-year-old treble in the choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. He attended Trinity Grammar School in Kew, and studied piano with Margaret Schofield and organ with the legendary Dr June Nixon. Having been appointed Assistant Organist at St Paul’s at the age of 17, he went on to study piano and organ at the University of Melbourne, where his teachers included Mack Jost for piano and John O’Donnell for organ and harpsichord. He also studied voice with Lisa Ruggiero and Susan Breen-Clarke. Andrew worked for many years as a freelance musician, and was an organist and keyboard player with the Melbourne Symphony for three years before being appointed Choral Director and Head of Keyboard at Scotch College in Hawthorn.

Andrew moved to Hobart with his family in 2005, and now teaches at several Hobart schools, as well as on the casual staff of the UTAS Conservatorium of Music. He has performed several times as a keyboard player with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra since arriving in Tasmania, and was appointed Assistant Chorusmaster of the TSO Chorus in 2009. Andrew is also Musical Director of Allegri Ensemble; State Manager of the Australian and New Zealand College of Organists; State Director of the Organ Historical Trust of Australia; and Organist of St Mary’s Cathedral.

 












Meet your Conductors


Simon Cawthorn - Wind Ensemble Guest Conductor

Simon is a graduate from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, where he studied trumpet and flugelhorn. Simon has played in various ensembles in Australia, including the National Australia Brass (NAB), Hobart Wind Symphony, augmented with the Melbourne Opera Company, and has been privileged to travel with bands such as Derwent Valley Concert Band to Japan, China, Canada and America.

As a soloist, Simon has won several state and national awards, including winning the National Open Flugelhorn Competition at the ANBC in Adelaide (2011). In 2013, Simon was one of three conductors in Australasia to be awarded a Lady Stewart Conducting Bursary to study under Professor David King from the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK.

Simon has also been musical director for a number of concert and brass bands, including the Hobart and Glenorchy City Concert Brass and teacher in charge of bands in several schools. He also received the Tasmanian Bands League Badge of Honour (2016) for services to community banding.

Simon has been an assessor and an adjudicator of musical performance and was most recently the adjudicator at the TBL State Solo and Party Championships. He enjoys seeing wind and percussion players reach their full potential and, in his spare time, he plays drums for Hillsong Hobart.









Sean Priest - Wind Ensemble

Sean is excited to be part of TYO’s program and introducing young musicians to some fantastic wind band repertoire. He was fortunate to tour with TYO's flagship orchestra as a young trumpeter in his mid-teens. Sean currently teaches at St Michael’s Collegiate, the Hutchins School and UTAS Conservatorium of Music.

As a performer Sean entered the classical music profession at the age of 16, and has held Principal trumpet positions with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as orchestral soloist with the TSO and WASO, recorded for ABC Classics, and broadcast on ABC radio. Among many recordings for radio, CD, film, TV and gaming, he can be heard on the Young Indiana Jones TV series, Dungeons and Dragons video games and movies such as Death Defying Acts and The Bank Job. In the commercial field, Sean has played lead trumpet for international and national music icons such as Michel Le Grand, Aretha Franklin, Michael Crawford, Tina Arena, Vanessa Amorosi, Marina Pryor, Anthony Warlow, and Katie Noonan.









Meet your Conductors


Simon Cawthorn - Wind Ensemble Guest Conductor

Simon is a graduate from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, where he studied trumpet and flugelhorn. Simon has played in various ensembles in Australia, including the National Australia Brass (NAB), Hobart Wind Symphony, augmented with the Melbourne Opera Company, and has been privileged to travel with bands such as Derwent Valley Concert Band to Japan, China, Canada and America.

As a soloist, Simon has won several state and national awards, including winning the National Open Flugelhorn Competition at the ANBC in Adelaide (2011). In 2013, Simon was one of three conductors in Australasia to be awarded a Lady Stewart Conducting Bursary to study under Professor David King from the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK.

Simon has also been musical director for a number of concert and brass bands, including the Hobart and Glenorchy City Concert Brass and teacher in charge of bands in several schools. He also received the Tasmanian Bands League Badge of Honour (2016) for services to community banding.

Simon has been an assessor and an adjudicator of musical performance and was most recently the adjudicator at the TBL State Solo and Party Championships. He enjoys seeing wind and percussion players reach their full potential and, in his spare time, he plays drums for Hillsong Hobart.









Sean Priest - Wind Ensemble

Sean is excited to be part of TYO’s program and introducing young musicians to some fantastic wind band repertoire. He was fortunate to tour with TYO's flagship orchestra as a young trumpeter in his mid-teens. Sean currently teaches at St Michael’s Collegiate, the Hutchins School and UTAS Conservatorium of Music.

As a performer Sean entered the classical music profession at the age of 16, and has held Principal trumpet positions with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as orchestral soloist with the TSO and WASO, recorded for ABC Classics, and broadcast on ABC radio. Among many recordings for radio, CD, film, TV and gaming, he can be heard on the Young Indiana Jones TV series, Dungeons and Dragons video games and movies such as Death Defying Acts and The Bank Job. In the commercial field, Sean has played lead trumpet for international and national music icons such as Michel Le Grand, Aretha Franklin, Michael Crawford, Tina Arena, Vanessa Amorosi, Marina Pryor, Anthony Warlow, and Katie Noonan.






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