VOICES 24

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

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.

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

Fiona Wilson

SOPRANO

Fiona started singing with Voices in 2006 and has also sung with NZ Youth Choir, BBC Symphony Chorus in London, and other Auckland based choirs – Dorians, V8 and Auckland Chamber Choir. She conducts the premier girls choir at Westlake Girls High School where she is Music HOD.

Jane McKinlay

SOPRANO

Jane is from Wellington.

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. 

Natasha Wilson

SOPRANO

Natasha was born and raised in Auckland, and is of Maori and European heritage. A BMus(Hons) graduate in classical vocal performance from the University of Auckland, Natasha made her professional debut with New Zealand Opera, as a member of the company for their touring production of The Mikado.

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 Tibbles

SOPRANO

Fiona is from Auckland.

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.

Katherine Hodge

ALTO

Katherine Lives in Wellington and enjoys singing Early Music with Baroque Voices. She is a Secondary School Music Teacher and Conducts two school choirs.

Thomas Woodfield

ALTO

Thomas is originally from Christchurch and lives in Auckland.

He is a primary school teacher.

Grace Neale

ALTO

Grace is passionate about choral singing and as a member of Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, she has performed in multiple projects with the New Zealand String Quartet and the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra.  

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.

Benjamin Tan

TENOR

Ben is an Auckland-based singer, and has sung with several choirs, including the New Zealand Youth Choir, the Auckland Chamber Choir, Viva Voce, and the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir.

Manase Latu

TENOR

Manase is a member of Voices NZ Chamber Choir and the Freemasons NZ Opera chorus and is also alumni of Auckland Chamber Choir and NZ Youth Choir. He is regularly in demand as a soloist for various public and private functions throughout NZ.

Lachlan Craig

TENOR

Lachlan holds a full time position at Saint Kentigern College as Director of Choirs where he conducts the multi-award winning choirs Kentoris and Menasing. Lachlan is in regular demand in NZ and abroad as a tenor soloist, conductor, teacher, adjudicator and clinician. 

Samuel Madden

TENOR

Sam is now studying classical singing, under the tutelage of Judy Bellingham, and computer science at the University of Otago. He also sings in the Capping Sextet and the New Zealand Youth Choir.

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.

Rowan Johnston

BASS

Rowan has been a member of the NZ Youth Choir from 1996, and of the Voices NZ Chamber Choir since 1999. He also sings in Auckland’s V8 Vocal Ensemble, the Auckland Chamber Choir and in the choir at Holy Trinity Cathedral Auckland. 

Isaac Stone

BASS

Isaac Stone teaches classroom music, brass instruments and leads the choral programme at Tawa College. He has recently sung with Days Bay Opera, Nota Bene, Inspirare and has been selected as a chorus member for NZ Opera. 

Nicholas Forbes

BASS

Nicholas teaches music at Rangitoto College in Auckland, where he conducts the school’s multi-award winning chamber choir, The Fundamentals. Nicholas is also the Musical Director of the North Shore Chorale and GALS choir and the Assistant Director of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland.

William King

BASS

Will is a student at Victoria University of Wellington studying Classical Performance in Voice. He has been with the New Zealand Youth Choir since 2014 and is still a current member. Originally from Auckland, Will now lives in Wellington.

Matthew Drake

BASS

Matthew was a member of the New Zealand Youth Choir from 2000-2007 and Voices NZ Chamber Choir since 2005. He has survived six international tours and performed widely throughout New Zealand during his time with the national choirs.

Simon Christie

BASS

Simon is a Wellington-based bass-baritone who studied singing under Emily Mair in Wellington and Udo Reinemann in Amsterdam. Simon was a member of De Nieuwe Opera Academie from 2001-2003 where he performed the roles of Figaro, Papageno and Le fauteil from L’enfant et les sortilèges.

VOICES 365

VOICES 365 are singers who have successfully auditioned and contribute to concerts where ensembles larger than 24 singers are required.