Guest Conductor

Tim Chung

Titim-chung-photom began his music training as a Choral Scholar at St Andrew’s Cathedral School and has devoted most of his life to teaching, conducting and singing. He has directed many Sydney based ensembles including the Willoughby Symphony Choir, Coro Innominata, the Joubert Singers, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Sydney University Musical Society, and was founding artistic director and conductor of VOX  and Polyphony. Tim is also the conductor of the Radio Community Chest Combined Church Choir’s annual performance of Messiah which is held in Sydney Town Hall each December.

Tim has also conducted Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (2007, 2011), the Sound of Music (2008) and Oliver (2009) for Artes Christi Performing Arts in the Seymour Centre, Sydney. In 2010, he was the Musical Director for MACKILLOP – The Musical. Later this year, Tim will conduct Fiddler on the Roof.

As a freelance singer, he has performed extensively in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle and Regional NSW and is regularly engaged as a soloist with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Choir (Allegri, Buxtehude, Bach, Vivaldi, Handel & Mozart) under the direction of Paul Dyer. He has been alto soloist in over 30 cantatas for the Sydneian Bach Choir Cantata Series at Sydney Grammar School. Tim has also performed as a soloist with Sydney University Graduate Choir, Coro Innominata, Newcastle University Choir, Joubert Singers, St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir, the Marais Project, Recital with Tommie Andersson (Lute Songs), St Mary’s Cathedral Choirs, Willoughby Choir, Leichardt Espresso Chorus, the SBS Youth Orchestra and many other ensembles.  As a professional chorister, Tim has performed in numerous recordings and concerts with Cantillation for ABC Classics and the SSO, Pinchgut Opera (Handel, Purcell), the Song Company (Sydney Entertainment Centre with “The Priests”) and ACO Voices. He was the countertenor soloist for the 2011 ABO season of “Celestial Vivaldi” and this year’s “Eternal Bach” series. He is currently principal conductor of the Macquarie Singers and Head of Music (Performance) at St Aloysius’ College, Kirribilli.

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