SINGERS

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

VOICES 24 signals singers who perform in concerts in 2017 as part of a 24-strong ensemble.

VOICES 365 are singers who have successfully auditioned and contribute to concerts where a larger ensemble is required.

Amanda Barclay

SOPRANO

Amanda was a member of the NZYC in 2010.

She lives in Wellington and holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Otago. She has been involved with local and national ensembles including Wellington’s Tudor Consort and Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus.

Anna Sedcole

SOPRANO

Anna Sedcole grew up playing the piano and violin, and later took up singing studies, completing her ATCL in 2000. Anna was a member of the TOWER New Zealand Youth Choir for over six years, during which time she toured with the choir to Europe in 1999 (winning the ‘Choir of the World’ title at the International Music Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales) and to Texas in 2001.

Erin Atchison

SOPRANO

Erin was a member of the 2000-2001 New Zealand Youth Choir and first sang with Voices NZ in 2012.

Erin has a BMus(Hons) in Musicology from the University of Auckland and a PhD on music in literature from the University of Edinburgh. After several years teaching university English in New Zealand and Canada, Erin is now retraining as a secondary English and Music teacher. She has sung in chamber and cathedral choirs in Scotland, Canada and New Zealand and is currently a member of the Auckland Chamber Choir.

Helen Jackson

SOPRANO

Helen grew up in Hamilton singing in choirs, while obtaining an ATCL in piano and a Bachelor of Management Studies, before moving to Auckland as an accountant.

Karen Walker

SOPRANO

Karen was a founder member of Voices NZ in 1998, including their tour to Spain later that year after relocating to London. While in the UK she sang with the BBC Symphony Chorus, and Surrey chamber choir, the Occam Singers.

Maaike Christie-Beekman

SOPRANO

Maaike lives in Wellington

Megan Flint

SOPRANO

Megan has a background in education and music and is currently a full-time Music Specialist at Royal Oak Primary School in Auckland, teaching classroom music, choirs and instrumental programmes.

Phoebe Sparrow

SOPRANO

Phoebe learned piano from the age of 4 and her passion for choral singing began as a young chorister at St John’s Cathedral in Napier.

Sharon West

SOPRANO

Sharon is a Psychologist who specialises in supporting people with Autism, Learning Disabilties and Developmental Delays. She has had vocal coaching for a number of years and also sings with Bach Musica.

Amelia Giles

SOPRANO

Amelia Giles is a versatile musician who is active in both the New Zealand instrumental and choral communities. She began her instrumental musical studies at the age of three through the Suzuki method, with choral involvement beginning first in elite secondary school ensembles, and then in New Zealand National Youth choir from 1996 – 2004.

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.

Fiona McCabe

Fiona McCabe

SOPRANO

As an award winning pianist and singer, Fiona has an established reputation as an accompanist, repetiteur, musical director, orchestral, vocal and choral musician. Working with many acclaimed musicians worldwide, she brings a wealth of experience and passion to her music making across many genres, performing early music to music theatre and everything in between. To keep things interesting, Fiona completed a Masters in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy in Sydney in 2014.

Joanna Wells

SOPRANO

Jo is from Nelson and currently lives in Wellington.

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.

Maria Winder

SOPRANO

Maria is the music specialist teacher at Ellerslie School in Auckland and is the director of The Sound of Music Education, providing workshops and music education advice and management for teachers.

Michelle Walker

SOPRANO

Michelle Walker has been a member of Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir since 2013. She was conferred a BMus in Voice in 2010 from Otago University under the tutelage of Isabel Cunningham. She has performed with Opera Otago and with several musical theatre companies. She was a soloist at the Southland Last Night of the Proms and recently performed in concert alongside Rebecca Ryan and David McMeeking with the Invercargill Symphonia (June 2017).

Rowena Simpson

SOPRANO

Rowena lives in Wellington.

Virginia Le Cren

SOPRANO

Virginia lives in Auckland. She was a member of the NZYC in 1996.

Gabrielle Mutu-Grigg

ALTO

Gabrielle Mutu-Grigg has been a longstanding member of NZ Youth Choir, Voices NZ and Auckland Chamber Choir. She is a doctor.

Katie McFarlane

ALTO

Katie is from Wellington. She is a high school teacher.

Alison Dunlop

ALTO

Alison is principal oboe of Bach Musica and Pipers Sinfonia, and plays regularly with Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

Rachel Young

ALTO

Rachel has been singing with Viva Voce for the last 8 years and was the Musical Director of the Auckland Youth Choir.

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

Alexandra Granville

ALTO

Alex was a member of the NZYC in 1999. She has worked in the arts sector since 2002 and is currently New Zealand Opera’s Wellington Development Manager.

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.

Judy Dale

ALTO

Judy sang with St Pauls Cathedral Choir, Victoria University Chamber Choir, Tudor Consort and the NZ National Youth Choir from ’93 to ’99.

Michelle Harrison

ALTO

Michelle is from Wellington.

Rebecca Woodmore

ALTO

Rebecca is from Wellington.

Benjamin Madden

TENOR

Benjamin has been a member of the University of Otago Capping Sextet and the Chapman Tripp NZ Opera Chorus. In 2012, he took his first opera role in Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ playing the character Basilio.

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.

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.

Nigel Tongs

TENOR

Nigel performs as a tenor soloist in the central North Island as well as being a member of the Renaissance Singers choir, conducted by Guy Donaldson.

Michael Miller

BASS

Michael is from Wellington and currently lives in Auckland. He is a school teacher.

Michael Forde

BASS

Michael completed an Honours Degree in Music at the New Zealand School of Music in 2008, majoring in Composition; and subsequently trained as a Secondary Music teacher at the University of Canterbury.

Dr Morag Atchison

SOPRANO

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.

Warren Kilham

BASS

Warren is an enthusiastic madrigalist, a part time oboist, and he has had the opportunity to sing with a number of New Zealand’s leading choirs over the past decade.

Celia Aspey-Gordon

SOPRANO

Celia is from Auckland

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.

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.

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 Tibbles

SOPRANO

Fiona is from Auckland.

Jane McKinlay

SOPRANO

Jane is from Wellington.

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.

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.

Victoria Chammanee

SOPRANO

Victoria has been a member of Voices NZ Chamber Choir since 2006 and is a current member of the St Matthews in the City Vocal Quartet with whom she performs on a weekly basis. In addition to singing roles, she is also an artist, mother and independent midwife.

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 is from Auckland.

She was in the New Zealand Youth Choir from 1997-1998.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Timothy Carpenter

BASS

Timothy is emerging as one of New Zealand’s most active and promising young conductors, having worked with several amateur and professional ensembles in New Zealand and overseas. Currently, Timothy is Director of Choral Music at St Paul’s Collegiate Hamilton, Sub-Organist at Hamilton Cathedral of St Peter, Musical Director of Hamilton Civic Choir, Associate Conductor of OPUS Chamber Orchestra, among others.

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. 

Jonathan Eyers

BASS

Jonathan recently debuted as a soloist with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in June singing in their performance of Neilsen’s Symphony No. 3 “Espansiva”. He was awarded the Creative/Performing Arts Person of the Year award at the 2016 University of Waikato Blues Awards.

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.

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.