Anthony Pasquill appointed Associate Chorus Master

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra today announced the appointment of Anthony Pasquill, a young and impressive choral conductor, to the role of Associate Chorus Master for a two year term.

This new role will give Anthony the opportunity to work alongside one of today’s most influential conductors, MSO’s Chief Conductor Sir Andrew Davis, who will mentor Anthony over the next two years as he leads the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

MSO’s Director of Artistic Planning, Ronald Vermeulen, said that this appointment will contribute to building a stronger foundation for choral conducting in Australia.

‘We are very excited about the rich potential this appointment presents, as it provides Anthony with the chance to be mentored by some of the leaders in choral and classical repertory. Anthony is a very talented choral conductor and I have no doubt that he will lead the Chorus through marvellous performances during his term,’ Vermeulen continued.

Commencing as Associate Chorus Master this week, Anthony will begin preparing the Chorus for MSO’s annual festive tradition – Messiah, taking place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December at Hamer Hall.

Anthony said, ‘I am honoured to be joining the MSO to lead the longstanding and renowned Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus. The next two years will be filled with extraordinary opportunities and I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with both Sir Andrew Davis and the entire team of the MSO.’

Recently named a Rising Star in Australia’s choral scene by Limelight Magazine, Anthony grew up in the English Cathedral system as a chorister at Lichfield (UK) and is the Musical Director of Sydney based Bel a cappella. He is also the former Assistant Chorus Master of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, where he has prepared choirs for some of the world’s leading conductors at the Sydney Opera House alongside the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Anthony is a graduate of the Symphony Services International Core Conductors Program where he has worked with orchestras in Melbourne, Hobart and Auckland under the tutelage of conductors such as Eckehard Stier, Sebastian Lang- Lessing and Christopher Seaman.

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Media enquiries: Isobel Pyrke, Publicity Co-ordinator, 0448307710 / 039 626 1151 pyrkei@mso.com.au