Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter Founding Director

Andrew Hunter

Andrew Hunter is one of Melbourne’s most respected and accomplished choral directors. He began his musical studies at the age of 6 when he was accepted into Australian Boys’ Choir, and has been singing in and directing choirs ever since. He studied pianoforte with Donald Thornton at the University of Melbourne where he completed his Bachelor degree with honours in piano performance and music education.

He taught for a number of years at the Australian Boys’ Choral Institute where he directed the institute’s Senior Singers and was accompanist to the choir. As a singer, he has toured nationally and internationally with several choral ensembles.

Andrew is the founder and has for 18 years been the Artistic Director of Concordis Chamber Choir, one of Australia’s most highly regarded young adult choirs. Concordis are multiple winners of the Australian National Eisteddfod and were also the inaugural ABC Victorian Choir of the Year. The choir is frequently broadcast on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS Radio and regularly perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in addition to maintaining their own concert series.

Concordis is also passionate in its support of Australian choral music and regularly commissions and premieres new works by young Australian composers.

Andrew has for the past 17 years been Deputy Director of Music and Head of Choral Studies at Scotch College Melbourne where, under his direction the auditioned choral programs have grown to involve more than 300 boys. A large number of these students also take individual voice tuition in theschools flourishing vocal program. He is a past Vice president of the Australian National Choral Association (Vic) and is a regular adjudicator and clinician at eisteddfods, choral workshops and masterclasses.
Jo Blankfield
Jo Blankfield Musical Director 2018

Jo Blankfield

Jo’s music and conducting career has been diverse and ever changing. She began conducting in Year 12 at school, starting a Year 12 choir which still runs today 16 years later! She studied conducting as a part of her music degree and tutored and conducted for the Australian Girls Choir for 5 years from the age of 18.

She ran the choral Programme at St Catherine’s for 4 years, conducting 6 choirs at her busiest, including the Senior Chamber Choir that won at Royal South Street Eisteddfod. She conducted Yarra Valley Singers, an adult community choir for 4 years and currently teaches voice at Scotch College for the past 6 years and conducts the Cambiata choir for changing voices and co-rehearses the college choir treble section.

When not working as a conductor, Jo’s creative entrepreneurial streak shines through with businesses in both the fashion, personal styling industry and food industry. As a member of Concordis for 15 years, stepping into the role of Conductor for 2018 certainly holds a special meaning to Jo.
Jason Ha
Jason Ha Accompanist

Jason Ha

Jason Ha is the accompanist for Concordis Chamber Choir. Beginning his pianoforte studies at the age of 5, he completed his AMusA in 2007 and LMusA in 2008. In 2009 he also completed his AMusA on the violin. Jason has also won numerous prizes in the Dandenong, Boroondara, Manningham, Mordialloc and Waverley eisteddfods.

Jason enjoys taking part in various choral and orchestral endeavours. He first joined Concordis Chamber Choir in 2013 as a baritone, and has also performed with the Pro Musica Orchestra, Monash Academy Orchestra, Old Scotch Symphony Orchestra, and the Monash Medical Orchestra. He is currently studying medicine at Monash University.
Claire Davie
Claire Davie Alto
Timothy Daly
Timothy Daly Tenor
Josh Tram
Josh Tram Bass
Lauren Pickering
Lauren Pickering Alto
Fiona Keks
Fiona Keks Alto
Lucinda Fitzmaurice
Lucinda Fitzmaurice Soprano
Jo Blankfield
Jo Blankfield Soprano
Victor Yang
Victor Yang Tenor
Eleanore Fritze
Eleanore Fritze Alto
Jacqueline Kwok
Jacqueline Kwok Alto
Julie Haste
Julie Haste Alto
Jia Xiang Zheng
Jia Xiang Zheng Tenor
Philippa Jones
Philippa Jones Alto
Denzel Kour
Denzel Kour Bass
Michelle Cheung
Michelle Cheung Soprano
Andrew Loh
Andrew Loh Tenor
Claire Harvey
Claire Harvey Soprano
Kapil Bhargava
Kapil Bhargava Tenor
Emma Kong
Emma Kong Alto
Qiao-Lin Cheong
Qiao-Lin Cheong Alto
Laura Danby
Laura Danby Soprano
Zhen Jiang Lee
Zhen Jiang Lee Bass
Ruby Bunnett
Ruby Bunnett Soprano
Matt Patterson
Matt Patterson Bass
Will McLean
Will McLean Bass
Marsali Slocombe
Marsali Slocombe Soprano
Lachlan Mason
Lachlan Mason Bass
Duncan Cameron
Duncan Cameron Tenor
Jeremy Teh
Jeremy Teh Tenor
Junho Kim
Junho Kim Tenor