VoiceMoves is delighted to have local choral legend Prue Ashurst as its Patron.
Prue shares her enthusiastic philosophy for the social and physical well-being a choir brings to a community and indeed the fun and joy of performing. Rather like vocal ‘Master Chefs’, but without the calories!
Prue graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Masters in Music Performance (Choral Conducting) and Bachelors of Music Education and Performance and has completed studies and performances both interstate and overseas.
Prue’s choirs have sung in Geneva, London, Singapore and Wales and she is in demand as a choral conductor, adjudicator and music director in Perth. She has conducted for the Perth International Arts Festival, WA Opera, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society, UWA Choral Society, WASO Chorus, the WASO Youth Choir and, since 2002, has guest conducted in Sydney and Melbourne with Australia’s most prestigious children’s choir, Gondwana Voices.
In 2005, Prue was chorus master for both the WASO Chorus and the 100-voice Youth Choir performing with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls conducted by the internationally acclaimed Marin Alsop. In 2006, Prue led the WASO Youth Choir for Berlioz’s Te Deum with maestro Claus Peter Flor and in the same year trained 120 very excited Penrhos College girls who appeared with Hugh Jackman in the acclaimed Perth season of The Boy from Oz.
Prue currently lectures at the University of Western Australia but, of course, we all know and love Prue for the inspiring classical music she brings us every Friday morning after 6.20am on 720 ABC Perth’s Breakfast show.