The Valley Sings!

Choral Workshop 2018

The 2018 Choral Workshop was held in the Kangaroo Valley Hall on  the weekend of 21-22 July 2018.  We were very fortunate to have Sam Allchurch once again as our conductor for the workshop.  

This, the second annual Choral Workshop offered Kangaroo Valley and other regional choristers an intensive weekend of study and practice, directed by a renowned choral conductor. The aim was to improve all aspects of choral singing technique and knowledge and create an opportunity for singers from our region to socialise around their shared interest, choral singing. Kangaroo Valley resident music professor, Robert Constable, coordinated this event for Arts in the Valley.

Sam Allchurch is an outstanding conductor of both of our national Gondwana Children’s Choir and the Sydney Chamber Choir. He studied choral conducting in Melbourne and at Cambridge University in the UK where he was a Gates Scholar.  Sam is the Director of the Sydney Chamber Choir and also the Director of Music at Trinity College, Melbourne University.

Sam Allchurch

Choral Conductor

The choral repertoire for the event was chosen by Sam Allchurch and Robert Constable and included:

  • Purcell   If Music be the Food of Love

  • Wood   Full Fathom Five

  • Spiritual  I Want to be Ready

  • Folk Song  Early One Morning

  • Swann  Hail Gladdening Light

  • Handel  And the Glory of the Lord  (Messiah)

  • Handel  Surely He Hath Borne our Griefs  (Messiah)

  • Handel  Since by Man came Death (Messiah)


If you have any questions about the Choral Weekend, please contact Robert Constable.

Wood Full Fathom Five

Handel Since by Man came Death

© 2018 Arts in the Valley by Victoria Salkeld