Rex has had a long association with the Choir for over 30 years. He has had 3 sons in the Choir, and after they left he stayed on as Assistant Administrative Director until his school commitments as Principal of Kew East Primary School forced him to relinquish this role. However, he maintained contact with the Choir over the intervening years assisting with the running of choir camps at Bayswater, managing backstage at our July and December concerts and also assisting with the staffing of tours and special projects such as the filming of the Qantas commercials. Rex accepted the position of President of the Board of Management with the Choir in 2003.
Peter, a graduate of Melbourne State College with a voice major, joined the Victoria State Opera Chorus in 1989 and performed in many of their major productions.
Peter is an accomplished choral conductor, having studied with Robert Rosen, and he was appointed Music Director of the Choir in 1987. Peter has led the choir on several overseas tours, including three concert tours of the United States, two tours of Europe, Japan and New Zealand and one tour to Hong Kong and China. He has prepared the Choir for many performances with the Melbourne Symphony.
Colin possesses an extensive background in financial and administrative management and held senior finance positions during a long career with Shell and more recently in the Department of Treasury and Finance for the State Government of Victoria. He is a CPA and joined the Choir’s management team in 1999.
Jan’s son was a chorister in the Choir for many years and over more recent years Jan has gained a wide experience in the Choir’s Administration. She is frequently called upon to accompany the Choir when touring interstate and overseas and is totally conversant with the special Management techniques required in planning sucessful tours.
Philip studied music at Melbourne College of Education where he majored in piano. He is currently Director of Music at Melbourne Grammar School. For several years Philip has been a guest speaker and conduction tutor for the Australian National Choral Association and Royal School of Church Music Summer Schools. He is also an organist at St Francis church, Lonsdale Street.
Judy is a successful business woman and parent of a retired chorister. Judy owned and managed a retail business for many years. With these skills and her strong love of the Choir she successfully generates extra funds, organizing fundraising events throughout the year.
Linda has had two sons in the Choir who both return regularly to sing with the Old Boys. Linda is a practicing teacher and has spent many years serving on School Council and brings a wide range of expertise to the Board.
Stephen started singing at age eight, as a Junior Chorister with the National Boys Choir in 1990. During his seven years as a chorister he had many unforgettable experiences and toured both interstate and internationally. Stephen was also the choir captain in his last year with the NBCA. Stephen also performed in operas with the Australian Opera (now Opera Australia) and the Victorian State Opera. This culminated in a tour to the Edinburgh Festival as ‘Peaseblossom’ in Baz Luhrman’s production of ‘A Midsummer Nights’ Dream’.
As a Baritone, Stephen continued his passion for singing and has been regularly spotted around Melbourne performing at various venues and functions, including with the ‘Old Boys’ at the annual NBCA Christmas Concert.
These days Stephen has a hectic schedule where he runs his own business as a lawyer, is a Convenor of the official coterie of the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union Club and a board member of the NBCA.
Keith has been a National Boys Choir member for the better part of his life, as a chorister and Choir Captain in 1985 as well a long serving member of the old boys. He participated in numerous regional tours and was fortunate to enjoy two overseas experiences with the choir in 1979 and 1983.
Keith chaired the 50th Anniversary committee of the Choir that conducted events to mark this milestone in 2014
Keith’s other passions are for classic cars, having served for many years within the Jaguar and Rolls Royce Car Clubs of Victoria and is currently President of the Association of Motoring Clubs, a peak body for motoring enthusiasts in Victoria. Keith continues involvement in other arenas serving as president of the Box Hill North Football club where he still (occasionally) enjoys a kick.
Professionally, Keith is an Accountant who has spent the majority of his career within industries that deliver a social benefit, namely recycling, health & community services and is currently CEO of a disability support organisation.
Alexandra studied piano and voice at Melbourne State College. After graduation she was appointed Director of Music at Kilmaire College in Hawthorn, where she established an instrumental programme and an award winning Chamber Choir. Since then she has been involved in music education, developing choral work and musical productions in various primary and secondary schools as well as teaching piano privately.
Alex also accompanies students preparing for exams, and works as Assistant Producer for the Melbourne Gang Show. She writes liturgical music and has recently established a choir for refugee students at Ringwood Secondary College.