Minchin is a changed-voice ensemble for Tenors, Basses and changing voices aged 10-18. Rehearsals focus on building independence and leadership skills as a choral singer, with students learning to hold their own part without relying on others. Singers also learn how to use their voices in a healthy and efficient way, to perform music in a variety of styles, including choral, contemporary, barbershop, and opera.

The group rehearses between 1:00 and 4:00 on Saturday afternoons, with a major WAYV concert at the end of each semester. Singers also sometimes have the opportunity to perform one-off gigs with other WA arts companies, with previous collaborators including the Perth Symphony Orchestra, WA Opera and Barbershop Harmony Australia.

This ensemble is proudly named after the incomparable Tim Minchin, one of Australia’s finest composer/song writer, actor, comedian, pianist, and director.

Auditions times are currently available for Season 2, commencing 27th of July 2024

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Minchin Season Dates:

Minchin have two performance seasons during each school year.

SeasonSchool TermMinchin Season Start DateEnd of Season Concert
11 & 2Saturday 3 February 2024Sunday 23 June 2024
23 & 4Saturday 27 July 2024To be confirmed

Rehearsal Structure:

1.00pmEducation Workshop/Rehearsal session
2.15pmRehearsal session 1
3.15pmRehearsal session 2

Rehearsal Venue: Trinity College (East Perth)

Nick SchurmannConductor

Nick Schurmann is a Gifted and Talented Music Teacher at Perth Modern School, where he conducts the Year 7 and Changing Voices choirs. After working for years as a church chorister, he has become a sought-after choral director and choir clinician, directing and coaching a wealth of school and community choirs across Australia. Nick is deeply passionate about barbershop music, and works in the barbershop community as a conductor, arranger, judge, coach, and national medalist singer. He has been a central figure in barbershop’s move to gender inclusiveness, and in 2023 led the Baden Street Singers to become Barbershop Harmony Australia’s first gender inclusive chorus champions.