Young choral conductor Sam Allchurch has busy days ahead. He has just been appointed as the new Music Director at Sydney Chamber Choir, starting in January 2019, and as the new Director of Music at Sydney’s Christ Church St Laurence where he will be commissioned at the 10.30am Solemn High Mass on Sunday September 30. On top of that, he has just been promoted from Conductor and Artistic Administrator at Gondwana Choirs to Associate Artistic Director, working with Artistic Director Lyn Williams. He spoke to Limelight about his new roles.
Sam Allchurch. Photograph supplied
I know you have been a guest conductor at Sydney Chamber Choir. When did you first conduct them? And how many times have you conducted them since?
I conducted a program of German Romantic music with the choir in April 2017, having assisted with rehearsals for a couple of years prior to that. I then joined with Paul Stanhope and Nicholas Routley to conduct the Ross Edwards celebration concert in July this year.
What have you enjoyed about working with the choir?
Sydney Chamber Choir are a wonderful group of musicians, many of whom are professional singers. As a choir, they have...