Directing young voices

Polly Christie is the new artistic director of Young Voices of Macedon.

Young Voices of Macedon will welcome Polly Christie as the choir’s new artistic director at its first rehearsal on February 10.

Polly replaces Juliarna Clark, whose work with the choir in 2021 was exemplary. Juliarna has resigned, having accepted a post-graduate scholarship at Melbourne University to undertake a Master’s degree in research leading to a PhD, her topic being ‘Vocal tone differences: an in-depth comparison of a female singer’s tone in classical and jazz singing’.

Polly has an honours degree in Music (choral conducting) from Australian Catholic University and has had many years of experience in conducting community choirs.

Throughout the Macedon Ranges Polly is well known for her very successful adult choir Pollyphonics. She is currently the music teacher at Kyneton Primary School, where she has established a fine children’s choir.

Young Voices of Macedon looks forward to a year of great singing and friendship and, as soon as regulations permit, the resumption of genuine afternoon teas!

Children from the age of five and parents are welcome to come to see and hear the choir in action and to join in the activities and fun at the first rehearsal at 4.15pm on Thursday February 10 in the Norma Richardson Hall, Woodend.