Still, this is my website, so that probably makes it acceptable.
As is probably evident from this website, I’m a singer. Actually, by day I am a Scientific Co-Ordinator in a medical research institute in Melbourne, but by night – and by weekend – I sing in as many choirs as I can, study singing whenever I have five spare minutes, run a choir at work, and perform as a soloist anywhere they will let me. Mostly, that turns out to be at weddings and funerals, though this involves more variety than you might think – I’ve sung Billy Joel à cappella, Rutter with a Scottish ceilidh band, and more liturgical music than you can possibly imagine, accompanied by piano, harp, organ or backing CD, and even Rossini’s Cat Duet. Right now, I am completely obsessed with Bach and am working my way through learning all the alto solos in his many oratorios. I predict that this project will keep me busy for quite some time.
My background has largely been in church music and oratorio, with an emphasis on polyphony and baroque music, sudden-death sight-reading, and the sort of solos originally written for male alto, but I’ve recently discovered opera – and high soprano notes – and there’s no turning back from that…
This blog, then, will be part musical CV, part repository for recordings I have made or been part of, and part a chance to share some of the music I love. And yes, it’s also part advertising – I love singing, and would like to do more professional work in this area, so if you live in or near Melbourne and are in need of a singer for an event, drop me an email. I’d love to hear from you.