I joined Auckland Choral as a second soprano in 2015, just in time for a crash course learning the Messiah in six weeks, and have thoroughly enjoyed it since. I sang a lot through school and university, but didn’t sing much for the 10 years prior to joining Auckland Choral. It’s great to be singing again! Every rehearsal is fun, and I always leave feeling more upbeat than when I arrive after a day at work. I particularly enjoy baroque and early music, so it was a highlight of 2016 to sing Thomas Tallis’ Spem in Alium. Although one of the joys of Auckland Choral is getting to know a piece in depth that you wouldn’t have otherwise paid attention to.
Outside Auckland Choral I am a public transport planner, cycle tourist, and medieval re-enactor. I love part singing, especially of early music, play the recorder, and am slowly learning to play the rebec and treble viol.