MUSICAL DIRECTOR - BELINDA GILLAM DERRY

Yarra Valley Singers are delighted to have Belinda Gillam Derry as Director of Music. Belinda was our Director from 1996 to 2007 and returned in 2012.  Belinda says that she is very happy to be invited back. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (with a music major), Diploma of Education and Diploma of Community Development. Belinda was the Founding Musical Director of the Yarra Ranges Children's Choir and the Aboriginal Children's Choir.

A semi-finalist in the Australasian Choral Conducting Competition in 1999, guest conductor of the Victorian Secondary Student Honour Choir in the 2005 season 
and directed the 300-voice Knox Commonwealth Choir in 2006. Belinda has also sung with several prestigious choirs, including the Melbourne Chamber Choir, the Melbourne Women's Choir and Chorelation.
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ACCOMPANIST - RAYMOND SHON

Raymond graduated from the Melbourne Conservatorium in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) where he studied piano with Stephen McIntyre. Since 2014, he has been a student of Teppo Koivisto at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland where he has completed his Master of Music. A versatile musician, Raymond also plays the organ, harpsichord, and is an active pianist in lied, chamber music and orchestral settings.

He has also received formal training in conducting and composition. Raymond has many years experience as a teacher and accompanist. He has taught all ages and levels in both private and school environments.

 

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ACCOMPANIST - RITA OOI

Rita studied oboe in the Netherlands and was a freelance oboist in Sydney for some years. She has played with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, as well as in many musicals. Currently Rita is a woodwind and piano teacher and accompanist and also enjoys singing in the Melbourne Women's Choir.


 RECENT PAST ACCOMPANISTS

EDWIN CHOW

At the end of 2015 we were sad to farewell our Assistant Musical Director and Accompanist and wish him all the very best in his new venture. 
Ed has composed a special piece "God's Grandeur" for the choir .

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ROSA HWANG

Following our 2017 Annual Concert, we were saddened to hear that Rosa could no longer support the choir due to a very heavy schedule.
Every good wish for the future, Rosa. Thank you for your lovely accompaniment.

Belinda     :      Rosa       :       Rita

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