Historically Wollongong Harmony Chorus has benefitted from the expertise of some fine Directors.
Well qualified and experienced music teacher Jan McCarthy became our “front man” in 2006. It is thanks to Jan’s wealth of expertise that the chorus is now in such a solid position technically and vocally. Over Jan’s time leading us we have all learnt more than we would ever have thought possible, and we had a ball doing it.
Last year gifted Assistant Director Ellyse Turner stepped up to take us to Contest in 2016 while Jan went back to sing on the risers. Elly is one of the treasures of our chorus, and we have been delighted to sing for her. Following success at Contest (3rd place in AA Division, 5th place overall) Elly was named Regional Novice Director for 2016. Are we proud of her? You bet!
Now Jan will be back at the helm as Musical Director, with Elly as Assistant Director. As a team they hope to lead the chorus on to more success as a high quality vocal ensemble that takes pride in encouraging and educating its members in the wonderful, but challenging, art of barbershop singing.