The Team

rowan johnston

Musical Director/ Conductor

Rowan holds a Masters of Music in conducting with First Class Honours from University of Auckland. Rowan studied voice and composition at Victoria University and holds a Masters degree in Choral Conducting at Auckland University with First Class Honours having studied with Dr Karen Grylls.

He is Director of Music at Holy Trinity Cathedral and Musical Director of Choralation  the combined choir of Westlake Boys and Westlake Girls High Schools who have had an outstanding record of success at the New Zealand Choral Federation’s The Big Sing and in festivals in Europe.

He was the founder of the Taranaki Youth Choir and has been a guest conductor for numerous choirs including School Big Sing Finale Choir, New Zealand Youth Choir, and choirs for the Rugby World Cup.   He has also been a regular guest conductor at the Australian National Choral School and was a former vocal coach and accompanist for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Choir. He has been an adjudicator at the Australian International Choral Festival and NZCF Kids Sing. He is a Choral Advisor for NZCF Association of Choral Directors providing coaching to other conductors.

His choral singing experience includes Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir and University of Auckland Chamber Choir as well as the choirs of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wellington Cathedral and St Mary’s Cathedral in New Plymouth.

Juan Kim

accompanist/assistant music director

Juan completed his Bachelors of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Auckland under Qu Yong. As well as having a studio teaching practice, he is currently an official accompanist of the University of Auckland, rehearsal pianist for the Auckland Choral, and Auckland Oratorio Choral and several secondary school choirs.

He has also sung in the Auckland Chamber Choir.

The Committee

Warwick Harvey​

Chairperson

Rosemary Chapman

Rowan Johnston

Leilani Walker

Chris Winder​

Sam Nicholson

Maggie Zhang​

Jamie Hofer

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