Rachelle has been an Associate Conductor with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir since 2016 and is the Acting Musical Director between January – June 2019. She is a conductor, researcher and educator who is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts researching Icelandic choral music at the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Her interest in Nordic music ignited while living in Norway (1999 – 2001) and on return to Australia she conducted and performed numerous Australian premieres of Norwegian, Swedish and Estonian works with Nordic Voices (2004 – 2009) and Kooskõlas (2012-2014).
In addition to her artistic research at the Sydney Conservatorium, Rachelle sang with the Chamber Choir during 2016 and 2017, and conducted their concert season “Nordic Twilight” in October 2017. She has also worked with the Opera Unit as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master since 2016. Her credits include: Assistant Conductor for Purcell’s The Fairy Queen (2016), Chorus master for Mozart’s The Magic Flute (2017), Assistant Conductor for Poulenc’s Les Mamelles des Tirisas (2018) and Assistant Conductor and Chorus master for Mozart’s Don Giovanni (2018).
Rachelle was Chorus Master for a recent performance of Karl Jenkin’s ‘Armed Man’ with Sydney University Symphony Orchestra and is to conduct the Joubert Singers, of whom she is Artistic Director, in their 25th Anniversary Concert in December.
Previously she has toured with choirs and ensembles in Australia, and to Estonia, U.S.A., and Vietnam.