New Music Director Appointment

The Committee of Star Chorale is pleased to announce that Jayne Turner has been appointed as the Chorale’s new Music Director, with effect from 1 January 2019.

Jayne is well qualified and a widely experienced choral and orchestral conductor. She has had a long and successful career as a music educator and has held Music Director roles in two secondary schools. In addition, she held the role of Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Choral Institute Melbourne (CHIME) for over 20 years. During this time, she led CHIME in a number of notable partnerships and exciting concert opportunities, and took this community choir to a professional level.

Having recently retired from full-time teaching, Jayne is keen to re-engage with a community choir. She is eager to take the role which she sees as an interesting opportunity with Star Chorale, particularly given the Chorale’s classical music reputation and her passion for music.

As most choristers are aware, our recruitment sub-committee undertook a thorough and methodical recruitment process, resulting in a strong field of candidates auditioning for the role. The Committee is confident that the selection of Jayne will have the enthusiastic support of choristers for 2019 and beyond.

In view of Star Chorale’s invitation to perform John Rutter’s Magnificat at Carnegie Hall, New York in March 2019, Jayne is looking forward to meeting the choir and working closely with us to ensure the Chorale’s professional standard and reputation are maintained and enhanced.

We welcome Jayne and wish her enjoyment and fulfillment in her new role with the Star Chorale.

Dianne Vale

President