Gregory Platt

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Gregory Platt studied music in Sydney where he gained a Bachelor of Music Education (with Merit) and a Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance-Choral Conducting) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. As a singer, Gregory has performed as a soloist with a number of choral societies in Sydney and country NSW, and with The Contemporary Singers for CD recordings for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Gregory has also been a member of several vocal ensembles, including the Tudor Four, and as a Choral Scholar at St James’ Church, Sydney.

As a conductor, Gregory has performed with all of the major community orchestras in Sydney and has worked as a Chorus Master for several choirs including the Sydney Philharmonia Choir. He has also conducted the Willoughby Symphony Choir and been Musical Director of the Joubert Singers and the Sutherland Shire Choral Society.

In 2001 Gregory was one of twelve young conductors chosen from around Australia to participate in Symphony Australia’s Young Conductor Development Program, working with Finnish Maestro Jorma Panula. This culminated in conducting rehearsals with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In August 2001 Gregory moved to London where he worked as a conductor for a number of choirs and taught singing, music theory and classroom music in several schools including Frensham Heights School and Kings College School in Wimbledon. Gregory was also Conductor of the Morley College Choir in London.

At the beginning of 2005 Gregory was appointed to the position of Head of Chapel Music & Vocal Studies at St Andrew’s Cathedral School. From 2007-2012 he was the Musical Director of the Sydney University Musical Society (SUMS). In 2008 he was Head of Music at St. Pius X College, Chatswood, before taking up his current post of Director of Choral Music at Sydney Grammar School, at the beginning of 2009. In this position he has directed the Sydneian Bach Choir and in 2013 the choir completed a major project which involved performing all of Bach’s extant choral cantatas. Gregory has adjudicated at a number of music competitions and eisteddfods.