WINDFIRE CHOIR GEELONG
Music at the Basilica formed an exciting choral group, the Windfire Choir, to present sacred choral music. The choir consists of experienced singers and vocal scholars from the City of Greater Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula, Surfcoast Shire and Lara. We present two concerts a year, most often at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Geelong.
The choir gave its inaugural performance, conducted by Rick Prakhoff on Wednesday 27 March, 2013. The work we performed on that occasion was Franz Liszt’s Via Crucis (Way of the Cross). Other performances include Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Te Deum, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and John Rutter’s Requiem. Our last concert for 2022 was a performance of JS Bach's St John Passion, with soloists and orchestra, conducted by Joseph Hie.
JOSEPH HIE - Conductor
JOSEPH HIE is an emerging conductor who began his musical training at the age of 16. He holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours from the University of Melbourne, and has been accepted by for the Master of Conducting (Performance Studies) at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide.
His performance experience encompasses Opera, Oratorio, and Choral works, conducting and musically directing organisations such as the Monash University Choral Society, Melbourne Bach Choir, BK Opera, Essendon Chorale Society, and Windfire Chamber Choir.
In 2020, the Monash University Choral Society will join the MSO in Sir Andrew Davis’ program of Mahler 8 titled ‘Symphony of a Thousand’. Other exciting concerts include Massenet’s Werther with BK Opera, as well as one of Dubois’ best known works – The Seven Last Words of Christ.
OUR NEXT CONCERT
Our first concert for 2023 will be on Sunday 26 March, 3pm at St Paul's Anglican Church, Geelong. We will perform the "Messe Solennelle" by Rossini. The soloists, choir and orchestra will be conducted by Joseph Hie.
Our second concert will be in December 2023.
Would you like to sing with Windfire?
The Windfire Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings for 8 weeks prior to each of our concerts. If you would like to sing with us, please contact Jane on 0447 238 432.
If you are a keen singer and aged between 16 and 27 please consider applying for a Windfire Choral Scholarship