MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Musical Director Judy King a very accomplished musician was engaged by the choir in March 2018.

Judy as pianist and Musical Director assisted with the formation of the singing group “Show West Singers” which enjoyed success for eighteen years In 1974 she arrived in Auckland taking up her role coaching- teaching and accompanying students.

Judy born in South Wales taking up her profession in the U.K commenced musical studies at London Trinity CollegeAt aged seventeen continued studies at the Royal Academy of Music in LondonAfter graduating she commenced private studies with acclaimed Pianist, Mr Cyril Smith. At this time she accompanied instrumentalists and singers including her brother Peter Thomas who became leader of the New Philharmonic Orchestra in London and the City of Birmingham Orchestra under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. 

Judy also enjoyed accompanying and playing chamber music with Jacqueline Du Pre, a famous “cellist -also accompanying students of famous Wagnerian soprano Dame Eva Turner. Judy was also involved in Musical Theatre productions as MD prior to moving to NZ.

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