Chloe has an understanding of the choral world having been a member of Young Adelaide Voices for more than 10 years, and is currently a member of the senior vocal ensemble, Aurora. Chloe has been fortunate to perform across the world with YAV, as well as enjoying various marketing and management roles in arts organisations.
Laura Mohan-Ram is a current member of Aurora Vocal Ensemble, Young Adelaide Voices and has been a member of ACS² since its launch in 2022. She has grown up as an passionate member of Adelaide's choral community, participating in a variety of choirs throughout the years. She is also a keen young conductor, gaining experience at the Elder Conservatorium and Young Adelaide Voices. Laura has a Bachelor of Classical Voice and is currently in her first year of Doctor of Medicine.
Dr. Carl Crossin OAM is Founder & Conductor Emeritus of the multi-award-winning Adelaide Chamber Singers - an ensemble widely recognized as one of Australia’s finest chamber choirs and with whom he served as Artistic Director & Conductor from 1985 – 2021. Carl has also toured extensively with ACS and his various other choirs, both within Australia and internationally. Carl is currently Head of Vocal, Choral & Conducting Studies at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Carl enjoys a high profile within Australia’s choral community and has been passionately pro-active in the development of choral music-making in Australia for more than four decades. Carl was inducted into the South Australian Music Hall of Fame in 2021.
Sarah Bleby is the Executive Producer of the Adelaide Guitar Festival and Commercial Music at Adelaide Festival Centre. She has worked in international arts, music and festival producing for more than twenty years and has held senior roles with Arts South Australia, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Festival. She also directed community choirs for many years, programmed music for Classic Drive on ABC Classic, and wrote Adelaide's successful submission to be designated as a UNESCO City of Music in 2015. Sarah has been a chorister since childhood, and currently sings with Elder Conservatorium Chorale.
Matt Winefield is board member and previous Chair of Young Adelaide Voices. A keen choral singer, Matt has sung with a number of Adelaide choirs over the last two decades, including Adelaide Chamber Singers, ACS², Elder Conservatorium Chorale, Corinthian Singers, Lumina Vocal Ensemble, AUCS, FUCS, Pilgrim and Graduate Singers. He holds degrees in architecture and economics, and is a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation.
Aldis Sils is a well-respected choral director and music pedagog. He is the musical director of the Adelaide Philharmonia chorus. He has been a teacher at Marryatville High School’s Special Interest Music Centre for over 25 years, and was its Head of Music for over 10 years. As choral music specialist, he has directed a number of the school’s choirs including the international award winning Concert choir, and also Marryatville’s Symphony Orchestra. Aldis has performed with a number of Adelaide’s choirs including the Adelaide Festival chorus, Adelaide Chamber singers, and the chorus of the State Opera of SA. Aldis’ Latvian heritage and has given him the opportunity to introduce Australian audiences with a variety of Latvian and Baltic choral music. He recently conducted the Australian premiers of Uģis Prauliņš cantata “Christmas in the New World”, and Viktors Baštiks “Requiem”.
Christie Anderson is a singer and award-winning conductor. In addition to her new role as Artistic Director and Conductor of the multi-award-winning Adelaide Chamber Singers, she has been Artistic Director of youth choir school Young Adelaide Voices since 2009. Christie is a founding member of the EVE vocal trio and has sung, conducted and presented in many festivals in Australia and around the world. As Artistic Director of YAV, Christie has developed a Composer in Residence and Commissioning program, a choir for young men and the WATU Youth Choir Festival, which has been supporting young singers between the ages of 12-19 nationally since 2015. Christie has built her life’s work around choirs and choral singing. She is continually amazed by the capacity of the human voice to soothe, entertain, ignite passion and create a community of shared respect, storytelling and exploration. She believes that group sound and ensemble togetherness is the key to the most stunning choirs.
Jonathan Bligh is a Vocal Coach, Ensemble Singer and Music Educator. He is currently studying a Master of Music at the Westminster Choir College (Princeton, USA) and has a Bachelor of Music (Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide), Graduate Diploma of Education (University of Adelaide) and a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (London). Jonathan was Head of Vocal Studies at The Scots College (Sydney) and previously worked as a senior music teacher in the Selective Entry Performing Arts Program at Charles Campbell Secondary School (Adelaide). He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the multi-award winning Festival Statesmen Chorus.
Kerrie Polkinghorne is a choral director, classroom music teacher and multi-instrumentalist, and a choir geek since she can remember. In addition to qualifications in teaching and performing arts, Kerrie completed a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours on Classical Flute (Elder Conseravtorium, Adelaide), and has worked as an instrumental tutor and classroom music teacher in secondary settings. Kerrie is the Choral Director at Woodville High School, one of the four Special Interest Music Centres in the state. She is the founder and Music Director of Vocalize Choir and is a member of Elder Conservatorium Chorale.
An experienced solo and ensemble singer, Riana Chakravarti is an inaugural member of ACS², and has performed with Adelaide Chamber Singers, Graduate Singers, Adelaide Hills Chamber Players, and many other choirs. They have been a Pilgrim Uniting Church choral scholar since 2015. Having come from an intervarsity choral society background, Riana has held multiple committee positions for both the Adelaide and Flinders University Choral Societies, convened the 2019 Australian Intervarsity Choral Festival, and has served as the president of the Australian Intervarsity Choral Societies’ Association. Riana works as an Events and Philanthropy coordinator at the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and has worked and freelanced for multiple arts organisations across Adelaide, including Chamber Music Adelaide, Adelaide Festival, State Theatre Company, Adelaide Cantata Band, and Co-Opera.