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Nicholas Perriman – 1995-98

Nicholas Perriman Chorister

Nicholas Perriman Chorister

Nicholas Perriman joined the NBCA as a nine year old and spent the next six years singing and performing his way around Melbourne and wider Australia.

With NBCA being a treble choir, nature has her way with the choristers and retirement arrives with voice change. Nicholas maintained his connection with the Choir, returning each year to sing with the Men’s Choir at the annual Christmas concerts.

After completing Year 12, Nicholas spent three years at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. He graduated as an Officer Cadet, completing an Arts Degree and Military training. He then moved to the Royal Military College Duntroon for a further twelve months, completing the course second in his year, winning several prizes and graduating as a Lieutenant in the Australian Army.

Captain Perriman DSM

Captain Perriman DSM


Four months after graduation, Nicholas was deployed to Iraq for six months and then to East Timor for a further six months.

After promotion and wearing the rank of Captain, he was deployed to Afghanistan for eight months. Nicholas was awarded The Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) in the recent 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours for distinguished

leadership in action in Afghanistan.

Patrick Roberts

Patrick Rogers Album CoverSpeaking about former choristers, local violinist Patrick Roberts invited the boys into the recording studio last term to sing the backing for Gounod’s Ave Maria. Patrick sang with the Choir during the early 1990’s and his passion for music, in particular the violin, saw him go on to study with some of the greats of the instrument at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He appeared with the boys on Carols by Candlelight last Christmas.

Patrick is best known for his contemporary renditions of popular classical music. His latest album Vision is to be launched on October 29 and will be available in major stores – keep an ear out for Ave Maria.