• February 24, 2018, 09:00-12:30

ANCA WA Presents:

Choral Education and Development

A sequence of sessions led by world-renowned conductor and educator 

Karen Grylls

Dr Karen Grylls is Associate Professor in Conducting and Head of Choral Studies at the University of Auckland and is Artistic Director of the Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust, the managing body for the NZ Youth Choir and Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir.  Dr Grylls was Conductor and Artistic Director of the New Zealand Youth Choir from 1989 to 2011, and Artistic Director of Toronto’s Exultate Chamber Choir from 2011 to 2013.  Karen is much in demand as an adjudicator for competitions worldwide, including the Tolosa Choral Competition,  the Marktoberdorf International Chamber Choir Competition, Bavaria, and The World Choir Games in Xiamen, China. She is sought internationally as a choral clinician and regularly conducts masterclasses and workshops in the UK, Singapore, North America and Canada.  In 1996 Auckland University honoured her with a Distinguished Teaching Award in Music and in 1999 she became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for her services to choral music.

All sessions at the Chapel of Christ Church Grammar School, Queenslea Drive, Claremont

Friday Feb. 23rd          Session 1, 6.00 – 8.00 pm

Open rehearsal of the WA ANCA choir with Karen Grylls



Saturday Feb. 24th Session 2, 9.00 am – 12.00 noon

Conducting Masterclass with Karen Grylls and the WA ANCA choir



Saturday Feb. 24th Session 3, 2.00-5.00 pm

Come and Sing choral workshop on choruses from Handel’s Israel in Egypt



Six places are available to conductors wishing to direct the WA ANCA choir in the Masterclass.  Applicants should send a CV to nicholas.bannan@uwa.edu.au, agree to attend both Sessions 1 and 2, and prepare scores in advance as required.

Cost: $165 (ANCA members); $120 (student members); $200 (non-members).

Observers are welcome to attend Sessions 1 and 2 ($15 each session ANCA members; $40 each session non-members). The Come and Sing session is open to both participants and observers (ANCA members $15; non-members $30).  Music will be provided.