VOICES 24

The 24 strong chamber choir is chosen from these singers on a project by project basis.

Maaike Christie-Beekman

SOPRANO

Maaike Christie-Beekman started her vocal training and pedagogy studies at the Amsterdam Conservatorium where she first graduated for her Bachelor’s degree in vocal pedagogy and in 2000 gained her artist diploma. She studied with renowned voice teacher Margreet Honig. She also studied at the Conservatoire de Metz, France with Udo Reinemann. To enhance her skills […]

Emma Roxburgh

SOPRANO

Emma is now resident in Auckland where she performs regularly as a concert soloist with many of Auckland’s choirs and orchestras including the APO, ACO, Auckland Choral, Viva Voce and Bach Musica. She is also a member of the Freemasons NZ Opera Chorus and is one of NZ Opera’s current Resident Artists and Freemasons Scholars.

Luana Prictor

SOPRANO

Luana Prictor is a student at the University of Auckland, studying a BA/BMus conjoint majoring in Classical Performance Voice and German.

Wendy Chen

ALTO

Wendy has been a member of the Auckland Chamber Choir on and off since 2000 and has sung with Voices since 2014. S

Dilys Fong

ALTO

Dilys is frequently heard in a number of local choirs and as a soloist. She is a keen ensemble singer, currently also a member of the Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus, the St Patrick’s Vocal Ensemble, and The Graduate Choir NZ.

Jared Corbett

TENOR

Jared is in his first year of practicing as a junior doctor in the Wellington region, and has a particular interest in the voice from a medical perspective. He is the Musical Director of the Wellington Youth Choir.

Anna van der Leij

SOPRANO

Raised in Dunedin, Anna studied German, history and voice and piano performance at Otago University. She was a member of NZ National Youth Choir, and has sung in many choirs nationally and internationally, including St Paul’s Cathedral Choir Dunedin, The Tudor Consort Wellington, Holyrood Ensemble Edinburgh and Adelaide Chamber Singers. She has worked as an […]

Albert Mataafa

TENOR

Albert was a member of the NZ National Youth Choir from 1998 – 2004 and a tenor in the winning “Choir of the World” – Llangollen, Wales 1999. Singing in a number of Choirs and ensembles for many years, he continues to sing with his local choir in Auckland and advocates sharing our wealth of […]

Pepe Becker

SOPRANO

Pepe has sung professionally with a number of early music groups in Europe; has been a soloist alongside renowned international singers such as Emma Kirkby and Andreas Scholl, and continues to appear regularly as soprano soloist with chamber groups, choirs and orchestras throughout New Zealand.

Arthur Adams-Close

BASS

Arthur is a singer/conductor based in Auckland. He has been a member of the NZ Youth Choir since 2016, and Voices NZ and the NZ Opera Chorus since 2018, and is a 2020 Freemasons Artist with NZ Opera. As a teacher and conductor, Arthur currently works at Saint Kentigern, St Peter’s, and Sacred Heart Colleges in Auckland and conducts the Auckland University Students’ Chamber Orchestra.

Lillian Gibbs

SOPRANO

Lillian is a Soprano from Dunedin. She has enjoyed many years of choral activities, including being a member of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir (2015-2018) and most recently, became a member of the 2020-2022 New Zealand Youth Choir. Lillian is currently in her second year at the University of Otago, studying towards a Bachelor […]

Nathan Hauraki

TENOR

Nathan Hauraki is an Auckland based Tenor. A recent graduate of the University of Auckland, Nathan has a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Arts. Nathan is a member of the St Matthews Voices and the New Zealand Opera Chorus and was a member of the most recent New Zealand […]

Sid Chand

TENOR

Sid Chand is completing his Bachelor of Music at Auckland University in Classical Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Te Oti Rakena. Sid is a former member of the New Zealand Youth Choir and performs regularly with the Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir. Finishing his degree, Sid hopes to complete his Honours under the same […]

Chelsea Whitfield

SOPRANO

Chelsea graduated from a Bachelor of Music majoring in organ performance in 2015. She was a member of the New Zealand Youth Choir from 2015 – 2019, touring with them to Europe and the Pacific islands as soprano one section leader. She currently sings for Voices NZ, The Tudor Consort and the choir of Wellington […]

Matthew Bennett

TENOR

Matthew is a student at the University of Auckland and enjoys singing in many choral groups. He is currently also a member of the Auckland Chamber Choir, the NZ Youth Choir, and sings in smaller ensembles such as the St Patrick’s Vocal ensemble.

Nicola Holt

SOPRANO

Born in Dunedin, Nicola studied voice and piano performance at Otago University. She went on to complete a Masters degree in performance singing from Victoria University and a Diploma from the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, Holland. Nicola has had many years experience as a soprano soloist, choral singer and musical director. She has sung […]

Alexandra Woodhouse Appleby

SOPRANO

Kia ora! I’m an alto/mezzo soprano from Wellington. I moved to Auckland in 2020 for my Honours study in Classical Performance Voice at the University of Auckland. Singing in choirs is a huge part of my life. I was in NZSSC for four years and am part of the current NZ Youth Choir. I love […]

Celia Aspey-Gordon

SOPRANO

Celia sang with the NZ Youth Choir from 1989 to 1996 and was a founding member of Voices New Zealand from 1998 to around 2007

Shona McIntyre-Bull

SOPRANO

Shona McIntyre-Bull has been a member of Voices NZ since 1999 and was a founding member of the NZ National Youth Choir. Shona sings with a number of local Auckland choirs and small ensemble groups.

Ella Ewen

SOPRANO

Ella is a student at Auckland University studying for a Bachelor in Music and Commerce. She is a new member to VOICES and is also a current member of the New Zealand Youth Choir

Rachel Alexander

SOPRANO

Rachel performs regularly, both as a soloist and in choirs around Auckland and New Zealand. She was a member of NZYC and has sung with the New Zealand Opera Chorus from 2005-2014. 

Susan Densem

SOPRANO

Susan has performed as a soprano soloist for many choirs and orchestras in New Zealand and overseas and as an opera singer here and in Australia.

Fiona Wilson

SOPRANO

Fiona has been a member of Voices NZ Chamber Choir since 2006 and has previously sung with NZ Youth Choir, London’s BBC Symphony Chorus, V8, Auckland Chamber Choir and Dorian Choir. Fiona is the Director of Cantare, the premier girls choir at Westlake Girls High School in Auckland, where she is the Head of Music.

Rowan Johnston

BASS

Rowan has been a member of the NZ Youth Choir from 1993, and of the Voices NZ Chamber Choir since 1999. Based in Auckland, Rowan conducts the acclaimed school choir, Choralation and is Director of Choirs at Holy Trinity Cathedral Auckland. He is a regular guest conductor at the Australian National Choral School and in […]

Isaac Stone

BASS

Isaac Stone teaches classroom music, classical singing and leads the choral programme at Tawa College, including the chamber choir Blue Notes which recently received a Gold Award at the NZCF Big Sing Finale. He is the founding musical director of the innovative Wellington-based choir Supertonic and sings in a number of choirs in Wellington, including […]

Nicholas Forbes

BASS

Originally from Christchurch, Nicholas is a tutor and postgraduate student at the University of Auckland, studying conducting. He is the Musical Director of Harbour Voices and GALS choirs and currently, the acting Director of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland. Sponsored by: Lindsay Curnow & Juliet Leigh 2018-2023

Dr Morag Atchison

ALTO

Morag is one of New Zealand’s leading sopranos. A graduate of the University of Auckland and the Royal Academy of Music (London), Morag has sung in the UK, Europe, the USA and Africa.

Andrea Cochrane

ALTO

With a love of singing choral and early music, Andrea was in the New Zealand National Youth Choir from 1985 to 1993 and then again in 1996. She has sung with Voices New Zealand since 1996 and also sang with the World Youth Choir twice in her younger days. Andrea also sings with The Tudor Consort and Baroque Voices in Wellington.

Helen Acheson

ALTO

Helen has been a member of Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir since 2010, sings in a professional vocal quartet, and performs around the country on a regular basis as a soloist.

Christine Argyle

ALTO

Christine has sung with the NZ National Youth Choir, London Symphony Chorus, Auckland Opera Chorus and The Tudor Consort. She is currently the Manager of the NZ String Quartet.

Jessica Wells

ALTO

Jessica joined Voices NZ in 2017 and also currently sings with Viva Voce and the Auckland branch of the Freemasons NZ Opera Chorus.

Thomas Woodfield

ALTO

Thomas is originally from Christchurch and lives in Auckland.

He is a primary school teacher.

Megan Hurnard

ALTO

Megan is from Wellington.

She was in the New Zealand Youth Choir from 1997-1999.

Brendon Shanks

TENOR

Brendon is originally from Alexandra and studied Performance Voice and Physics at the University of Otago. He is a previous member of the NZ Youth Choir and has sung with Voices NZ since 2009. Brendon lives in Auckland where he works as an Acoustic Consultant for Marshall Day Acoustics.

Ken Trass

TENOR

Ken was a member of the NZ Youth Choir, and has also performed regularly with the Tudor Consort, the professional group Inspirare as well as the V8 vocal ensemble & Voices New Zealand.

Phillip Collins

Phillip Collins

TENOR

Phillip was a member of the 1999 New Zealand Youth Choir that won the “Choir Of The World” competition in Llangollen, Wales. He studied Music, English and Theatre at Victoria University, Wellington. He has performed regularly with Baroque Voices, The Tudor Consort and Voices New Zealand, as well as appearing as a soloist in performances of major Early Music works.

Jack Timings

TENOR

Jack currently also sings with the New Zealand Youth Choir, Auckland Chamber Choir, Stellar Singers and the St Patrick’s Vocal Ensemble. 

Philip Roderick

TENOR

Philip was a member of the highly successfully NZ Youth Choir 1997-1999 and joined Voices as a regular member in 2005. He sings regularly with other groups in Wellington: Tudor Consort, Baroque Voices and has sung Tenor soloist for chamber opera, oratorio and ensemble concerts.

Gregory Camp

BASS

Gregory has been a lecturer at the University of Auckland School of Music since 2013, where he teaches a wide variety of topics in musicology, music theory and musicianship. He is the school’s Director of Postgraduate Studies, and is also the artistic director of the new Wallace Opera Training Programme, for which he directs an opera production each year. 

James Butler

BASS

James was a member of the New Zealand Youth Choir from 2000-2004. He has been a Lay Clerk at Wellington Cathedral and a member of the Tudor Consort, the Auckland Chamber Choir and Musica Sacra.

William King

BASS

Will is a student at Victoria University of Wellington studying Classical Performance in Voice. He was part of the New Zealand Youth Choir from 2014 to 2019. Originally from Auckland, Will now lives in Wellington.

VOICES 60

VOICES 60 are singers who have successfully auditioned and contribute to concerts where ensembles larger than 24 singers are required.