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SecondaryinSpires is the perfect opportunity for young singers to immerse themselves in the joy of choral singing, and connect with other like-minded musicians. Under the guidance of renowned conductor Rowan Johnston, students will have the opportunity to perform at Brisbane City Hall and St John's Cathedral - two of Brisbane's most iconic musical venues.  More information on these experiences can be found here


Throughout the week, students will take part in a range of workshops and rehearsals, designed to develop their vocal technique, performance skills and musical knowledge. This is a great opportunity for young singers to develop their musical abilities in a supportive and inspiring environment. In addition to the musical program, students will also have the opportunity to connect with other young people who share their passion for music. Through shared experiences, they will form lifelong friendships and create lasting memories.


Join us at QueenslandinSpires 2023 for a fun-filled week of music, friendship, and performance. We can't wait to see you there!

Rowan Johnston
SecondaryinSpires Course Director

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Rowan completed a Master of Music in Conducting with first class honours from Auckland University and is a registered teacher. With over twenty years’ experience working with choirs, Rowan has demonstrated consistently that excellence is central to his practice.​

Rowan’s choirs have achieved success on both national and international stages, resulting in regular invitations for him to work with choirs throughout New Zealand and overseas. Rowan has developed excellent relationships with composers and musicians throughout New Zealand including practitioners of Māori and Pacific music and is looking forward to including new works by New Zealanders into the choir’s repertoire.​

Biography courtesy of Holy Trinity Cathedral

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