ACU Choir St Patrick’s Campus

Tuesday 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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ACU Melbourne Choir rehearsals

Tuesday 5.30pm – 7.00pm (commencing 25 August 2020)

Venue: 408.G.11 Recital Room

Conductor

Kathleen McGuireDr Kathleen McGuire

BMus, PGradDipA(Mus)(Melb), PGradDipEd(Mus)(Monash), MMus(Surrey), DMA(Boulder), ASCAP, MAGA, ΠΚΛ

Melbourne-born Dr McGuire has conducted choirs across the globe, including 18 years in the United States. Her qualifications include a doctorate in conducting and a Master of Music as a Rotary Ambassadorial Fellow. A trained vocalist, she also plays multiple instruments and is a published composer and arranger. With a deep respect for sacred music, she is equally comfortable across popular styles, musical theatre and world music. She is currently Music Director of The Tudor Choristers. In 2016 Dr McGuire commenced as an ACU academic in the Faculty of Education and Arts. She looks forward to welcoming you to the new ACU Melbourne Choir.

Accompanist

McKenryProfessor Timothy McKenry

Tim McKenry studied composition at the University of Melbourne with Stephen Ingham and Julian Yu. After completing his undergraduate studies he lectured in harmony and counterpoint at the University of Melbourne for ten years. He is now a professor of music and deputy head of school at the Australian Catholic University where he teaches composition and musicology. His PhD (2008) consisted of a folio of compositions and a thesis, supervised by Warren Bebbington, that examined the narratives used to account for style change in twentieth-century art music.

His output includes a chamber opera, orchestral pieces, choral works, pieces for chamber ensemble and mixed-media works. He receives regular commissions, most recently a piece for soprano and mixed ensemble - Sunday - for the Bridges Collective. This work has received numerous performances and has toured internationally. Other recent commissions include a choral setting of the Dylan Thomas poem 'Do Not Go Gentle' for SATB (commissioned by the Da Capo Singers) and a major work for organ and cello titled Relentless (commissioned by the City of Melbourne).

Tim McKenry has won a range of compositions prizes including the APRA prize in the 2004 3MBS National Composer Awards for his orchestral piece Shiggaion, the 2004 Lyrebird Commission for the mixed ensemble work Lament and two prizes in the Society of Organists 2009 'New Organ Music Awards'.

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