Meet The Singers

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Natalie Claire
Soprano

Natalie graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Music Education majoring in voice. She has been a member of the UNSW Collegium Musicum Choir, the internationally acclaimed Australian Voices and she is the founding member of Cantabile QuartetNatalie currently maintains a busy career as vocal performer and choir director.  She was previously a Director of Music for the Australian Youth Choir, various school choirs, and the adult choir: One World Choral. She founded the Sutherland Shire Children’s Choir to provide outstanding performance opportunities for young singers.

Mim Binskin
SopranoMim

Mim has received over 15 years of vocal training and graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor Education degree.  Since then, she has been involved in a number of musical theatre productions with Willoughby Theatre Company and Stage Artz and regulary sings professionally in a number of capacities in Sydney.  Mim is also a high school music teacher on Sydney's Northern Beaches where she is responsible for directing a choir and couching young musicians to achieve their HSC.

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Alto

Gisele has been singing in choirs since age 3.  After studying at the University of Sydney, she toured for Musica Viva in schools with the vocal harmony quartet Zingari Voci (Blindman’s Holiday) with whom she also performed Christmas Carols at The Rocks, Government House, Elizabeth Bay House & Darling Harbour. Gisèle was also a member of Vocal Chocolate who performed as an a cappella backing group at The Basement for vocalists such as Darren Percival, Lily Dior, Marcia Hines.

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Alto

Maryline studied a Bachelor of Arts at Cours Florent (Paris THeatre School) then she specialised in singing craft at Asnieres sur Seine (Paris Conservatory of Music).  She has been studying singing with Glen Winslade since she moved to Sydney in 2014.  Maryline has worked as a resident performer at Club Mediterranee (Tunisy) and as a freelance performer at various venues all over the world.  She has performed in several vocal ensembles such as '5 Voices' which perform works by Bach, Faure, Billy Joel and everything in between, all in 5 part harmony

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Tenor

In 2006, Damien was a semi-finalist in the televised Operatunity Oz competition.  The Victorian College of the Arts was so impressed with his lush voice, it offered him a scholarship for its Bachelor of Music degree course.  Damien has been singing with the Opera Australia chorus for the past eight years including tours of Pirates of Penzance, My Fair Lady, and opera in 6 languages. 

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Tenor

Thomas graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music Studies.  Since then he has worked as a singer and accompanist with a number of choirs across Sydney including the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney University Graduate Choir, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Sydney Community College Choir and Sutherland Shire Children's Choir.  In addition to performing he also works behind the scenes at Opera Australia, the Sydney Opera House and for the Australian Bradenburg Orchestra.

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Bass

Jared studied a Bachelor of Music Performance and an Advanced Diploma of Opera at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.  He has performed many staring operatic roles such as Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart and has appeared as an oratorio soloist.  He has performed with ensembles such as Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Penrith Symphony Orchestra, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Sydney University Graduate Choir, Cantillation and the Opera Australia Chorus.

Andrew Bukenya
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Andrew Bukenya studied Music at the University of East Anglia, UK (voice and conducting) and solo vocal studies at the graduate school at the Tokyo National University of Music and Fine Arts.

Recent performances include Dowland to Duke Ellington at Kings College Cambridge, the Mardi Gras Festival with Aria nominee harpist Marshall McGuire, Porgy & Bess at Glyndebourne, Little Shop of Horrors and Hair at Exclaim Theatre, duet vocals with Chaka Khan as well as background vocals for Usher for TV Japan.  His conducting experience includes the London Chamber Orchestra and Cafe of the Gate of Salvation Gospel Choir.