Hunter Valley Chorus
it's great for your soul.
Simone has been singing since the age of five and has been involved in choirs for more than 30 years, as both chorister and conductor. She has a passion to share her knowledge and experience of choral singing and music with others.
As an accredited choral conductor with the ACCET program in Australia, Simone has received tuition from Dr Rodney Eichenberger (Florida State University), Simon Halsey (City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus) and Dr Edith Copley (Northern Arizona University). Simone has attained an ATCL in Singing and has been teaching privately for the past 10 years.
Some highlights from Simone's life as a chorister include singing in major national and international competitions in Wales, Canada and Australia and also performing Vivaldi's "Gloria" on the stage of Carnegie Hall, New York.
Other facts about Simone are that she grew up on a dairy farm and loves animals and farm life. She is a wife, mother of 3 girls, legal secretary, event manager, member of Bella Voce, barista, florist and much more.
Hunter Valley Chorus is a mixed voice ensemble based in the city of Newcastle. The choir is made up of SATB singers from throughout the Hunter Valley who are enthusiastic about exploring and celebrating all aspects of choral singing in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
Hunter Valley Chorus has a wide-ranging repertoire. From simple settings to complex harmonies and rhythms, our aim is to produce a beautiful sound as a community of musicians.
Hunter Valley Chorus invites like-minded amateur and experienced singers
to join us in this exciting musical venture. Singing makes life richer. Let’s sing!
Hunter Valley Chorus welcomes male and female singers aged from 18 years. Rehearsals are held weekly during school terms and there are regular performance opportunities.
Previous choral experience and musicianship training are preferred but not essential.
Prospective choristers can determine if Hunter Valley Chorus is for them
by attending two rehearsals before submitting an application form. To confirm your first rehearsal, please phone Simone on 0402 242 311.
Application forms are available on the "Contact Us" page. Completed forms should be emailed to or submitted in person at a rehearsal.
Fees are kept to a minimum and are payable quarterly.
Weekly rehearsals - Thursday evenings
Mayfield Baptist Church
Cnr Hanbury and Highfield Streets
For more information, including application forms, please complete the form below.
Hunter Valley Chorus is also available to perform at your event. Please include details with your enquiry.
Phone: 0402 242 311