Arts / Alpha Gregory steps down as artistic director

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THE “ACT Artist of the Year”, Alpha Gregory, is stepping down after 20 years as Artistic Director of the Woden Valley Youth Choir. alpha-gregory-8

Alpha will be retiring on December 31 after taking over as Artistic Director in 1997 from Don Whitebread who founded the choir in 1969.

Alpha says: “There’s sadness in leaving after all these years. But, it’s time to move on and I’m excited to watch this wonderful group continue to make music.”

Award-winning pianist, educator and collaborative artist, Kimberley Steele will take her place after Alpha’s last show – Canberra Carols by Candlelight at Stage 88 on December 14.

Kimberley has conducted and performed with notable artists and ensembles , some include, cello-player David Pereira, soprano singer Sarahlouise Owens, as well as “the foray quintet”, “National Capital Orchestra”, “Voices in the Forest Orchestra” and “Canberra Choral Society”.

Kimberley says: “It’s a true honour to be asked to lead the Woden Valley Youth Choir.

“This vibrant group has been bringing the joy of music to Canberra and the world for a long time. I can’t wait to be part of it!”



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