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Thanks to the generosity of our principal patrons, Hans and Petra Henkell, the Adelaide Hills Chamber Players are pleased to offer a series of Family Concerts in Winter 2022 that celebrate the capacity of fine music to have a powerful impact on many aspects of community well-being. Our passion is to bridge the divide between elite professional and community-based pathways for music-making and the divide between convinced lovers of fine music and those embarking on that voyage of discovery. We have chosen works for these concerts that help bridge those divides: Saint Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals for its appeal to people of all ages because of its musical comic genius: Vivaldi’s Gloria for its remarkable accessibility as a much-loved choral work with orchestral accompaniment. To round out the program’s popular appeal, the celebrated Festival Statesmen will get toes tapping and hearts singing.


Additionally, our Heysen Singers and Hendrickson Strings will present a world premiere by brilliant Adelaide composer Jakub Jankowski. This new piece, Gardens, was commissioned at the height of the COVID lockdown in 2020 by way of a COVID regeneration grant from Arts SA of the SA Government. Whilst Jakub’s piece reflects the social isolation of the lockdown experience,    it importantly looks to re-birth and regeneration in our ways of life reminiscent of plants reviving after a dormant winter.

This concert will be led by performers familiar to our loyal audiences. Jonathan Bligh will conduct the Vivaldi Gloria and the Festival Statesmen. Andrew Wiering, virtuoso percussionist, will lead the Carnival of the Animals from the percussion desk, Carolyn Lam will lead the Chamber Orchestra and Kim Worley will bring his twin musical talents as professional singer and professional cellist to conduct Jakub Jankowski’s new commission.

As with previous programs, the 2022 Winter Family Concerts will be offered to diverse regional communities including Central Adelaide Hills, Alexandrina District, the Southern Vales region and in Adelaide’s CBD.

We look forward to seeing you at one of these convenient locations.

Brian Chatterton OAM
Artistic Director
Adelaide Hills Chamber Players

String Orchestra Members

Adelaide Hills Chamber Players

Orchestra Members


Carolyn Lam [Leader]

Louise Beaston [Leader 2nds]

Holly Bennett

Freya Davies

Tom Helps

Robert Wallace

Lester Wong


Georgina Price [Leader]

Teagan Freer

Rita Reichbart


Jaqueline Finlay [Leader]

Joseph Freer

Monica Myung

Double Bass

Georgia Gamble


Linda Pirie


Charles Klein


Will Branson


Andrew Wiering


Thomas Saunders

Simon Pazos

Brian Chatterton OAM winter


Brian Chatterton OAM was Musical Director of Co-Opera since its inception in 1990.  He was formerly Head of Performing Arts at the South Australian College of Advanced Education, Director of the Elder Conservatorium and Dean of Performing Arts at the University of Adelaide.  From 1973 to 1978 he worked with State Opera of SA as repetiteur, chorus master and musical director for many productions.  He regularly adjudicates at music eisteddfods and from 1972 – 1986 was a member of the music review panels of The Advertiser, The Adelaide Review, Australian Newspapers, the international magazine Opera and the monthly publication Opera-Opera.  Brian has studied or taught in Essex, Basle, Prague, Milan, Edmonton and London. In 2000 he was awarded an OAM for his services to music and music education and in 2003 he was the recipient of a Centenary Medal. From 1991 – 2017 Brian has been Musical Director of over 1,000 Co-Opera performances covering every State and Territory in Australia. Additionally, from 2005 – 2012, Brian conducted over 30 performances in SE Asia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland to generous critical acclaim.

Jonathan Bligh 

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Jonathan Bligh is a passionate advocate for choral singing in Australia. He is a Vocal Coach, Ensemble Singer and Music Educator. He is currently studying a Master of Music at the Westminster Choir College (Princeton, USA) and has a Bachelor of Music (Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide), Graduate Diploma of Education (University of Adelaide) and a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (London). Jonathan has worked as conductor for many groups across Australia and musicals including Footloose, Les Miserables, Gypsy and Spring Awakening. Jonathan was Head of Vocal Studies at The Scots College (Sydney) and previously worked as a senior music teacher in the Selective Entry Performing Arts Program at Charles Campbell Secondary School (Adelaide). He has presented workshops at many schools and for many organisations including ANCA, ANATS, Kodaly SA.

Jakub Jankowski

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Noted South Australian composer Jakub Jankowski has been commissioned by the Adelaide Hills Chamber Players to write a piece for strings and chamber choir which will premiere in 2022. 

Jakub Jankowski (b. 1994) is an Adelaide based composer. Chamber music has been the focus of his recent works - many of which have been championed by prestigious musicians from Australia and abroad. In September 2017, Jakub’s cello sonata Aspects of Return, was premiered by Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar as part of an Australia-wide recital tour for the 2017 Musica Viva International Concert Season.  In 2018, he completed a fanfare for the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, as well as two piano trios for the Seraphim Trio and Benaud Trio respectively. In April 2019, Jakub was a composer in residence at the Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Korea - which featured performances of his works by the Fabergè Quintet, cellist Hee-Young Lim, pianist Holger Groschopp, and the world premiere of The Dove Descending written especially for the Arditti String Quartet. Jakub’s music has also been featured at a number of festivals, including: the Coriole Music Festival (2019), the Huntington Estate Music Festival (2019), the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival (2018), the Musica Viva Festival (2017) and the London International Mime Festival (2016). He has recently completed a new string quartet for the Goldner String Quartet as part of an upcoming Musica Viva International Concert Season tour. Jakub is a graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree with Honours in Composition as well as a Graduate Diploma in Music Performance (Conducting).

Carolyn Lam

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Carolyn Lam is a professional violinist, pianist and lawyer. She graduated with first class Honours in violin performance from the Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide. Carolyn has given numerous public performances on both instruments each year and
has performed throughout Australia, Europe, England and South East Asia. She has appeared as soloist with professional and community orchestras as violinist and pianist, including the Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, and the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra. As violinist, Carolyn has played with many professional orchestras and has been the concertmaster of various orchestras and ensembles for over 25 years. She is
the concertmaster of the dynamic and exciting Adelaide Concert Orchestra and leader of the highly acclaimed string quartet, Amicus Strings. Carolyn has recorded over 20 television commercials for a variety of companies and brands. As pianist, Carolyn has
repetiteured for many choirs and vocal ensembles. She performs as a chamber musician as well as being an associate artist for instrumentalists. She played solo violin and keyboard
in both of State Opera of South Australia’s award-winning productions of the Philip Glass trilogy of operas. For 4 years she performed as violinist and pianist with Leigh Warren
and Dancers. Carolyn has worked as a litigation lawyer since 1998 and her experience spans across commercial, criminal and civil jurisdictions.

Kim Worley

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Kim Worley is a multi-faceted musician, combining singing, cello playing, conducting with music education. He is currently a core member of Kegelstatt Ensemble, is Assistant Conductor and a choral scholar with the Choir of Pilgrim Church, Adelaide and has
recently completed a Masters course in conducting at the Elder Conservatorium, among many other activities. Kim has sung with many notable choirs, including the Adelaide Chamber Singers, the Consort of Melbourne and Ensemble Gombert. He has performed
as soloist in the Promenade of Sacred Music in Hamilton, Victoria, as well as with the Kapelle Singers and the Pilgrim Church choir, and has been a multiple prize-winner in the Adelaide Eisteddfod competitions.


Last year Kim made his debut with the State Opera of
South Australia’s chorus in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, performed as tenor soloist with the Adelaide University Choral Society and in the Coriole Vineyards ‘People’s
Messiah’, and reached the final of the Arnold Matters Vocal Scholarship competition. He has recently performed with the State Opera chorus in their production ‘Carmen in the Square’ and is looking forward to further exciting performances throughout this year.

Andrew Wiering


Andrew Wiering performs as a percussion soloist at festivals in Europe, Australia and the USA. He won first prize in the Adelaide Eisteddfod Society’s Concerto Competition and was twice a category finalist in the ABC Young Performers Awards. Andrew was nominated for the Music Council of Australia’s Freedman Fellowship. He performed Joseph Schwantner’s Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Marimba Concertata by Akira Ifukube with Arvo Volmer and the ASO and premiered the Denison Concerto for Percussion - dedicated to Andrew and Bob Hower.


Andrew performed at the Grafenegg Music Festival in Austria, Les Muséiques, Switzerland and as featured soloist at the Adams International Percussion Festival four times from 2015 to 2019. Andrew gives masterclasses at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminars and at the Universities of Otago (NZ) and Adelaide. Other festival credits include Marimba Festival Linz 04 (co-organiser), Australian International Marimba Festival 05 (artistic director), International Marimba Competition Linz ’06 (co-organiser) and Salzburg Summer Festival/Daniel Barenboim’s West Eastern Divan Orchestra. After attending the Elder Conservatorium of Music on scholarship with Jim Bailey, he won first prize at the Australian Marimba Competition and received a scholarship to study marimba with Bogdan Bacanu at Bruckner University. There, he received a Master’s degree with high distinction then completed PhD studies at the Adelaide Univeristy in 2019. He conducted the Heroes of Asgard Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner University
Contemporary Music Ensemble, Vortex Percussion Ensemble, Soundstream New Music Collective and the Bruckner University Brass/Wind Ensembles.


Andrew was recipient of the Edith Rebhahn Award and an Austrian Government stipend for the premiere of his Sildavia Marimba Concerto. Andrew’s percussion sextet Vortex was used as the opening music for the Johannes Kepler University Ball. In 2017, his Children’s Opera, The Lallo Bird, was premiered under his baton. Andrew taught keyboard percussion from 2009-2015 at the Elder Conservatorium as well as Ethnomusicology and Approaches to Music courses. Currently he lectures in music theory and percussion at Tabor University and is regularly resident artist at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Andrew performs exclusively on Apex Alpha vibraphones and marimbas custom made for him by Adams Musical Instruments of the Netherlands.


Governance & Administration


Board of Management

Grant Piggott - Chair (General Manager, Events, Adelaide Showground)
Brian Chatterton OAM - Artistic Director   (Ex Officio)
David Perry - Honorary Treasurer
Judith Leeson AM - Vector Consultants Career Counselling
Lester Wong - Players’ Representative


Brian Chatterton OAM - General Manager

Eleanor Packer - Administration
David Perry - Finance

Alex Makeyev - Photography
Peter Fisher - Photography
Lester Wong - Photography & Social Media / Website

Andrew Wiering - Audio Visual


• Hans and Petra Henkell for Principal Sponsorship
• David Perry for pro bono bookkeeping services
• Andrew Taylor for photographic location
• Anne-Marie Grisogono for pro bono rehearsal space
• SV Partners for pro bono printing
• Adelaide Showground for rehearsal space sponsorship

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About us

The object of the Adelaide Hills Chamber Players is to make high quality classical musical experience an easy convenience for Hills dwellers. Thus we plan to provide offerings in a wide range of Adelaide Hills venues including churches, institute halls and private homes. Whist the geographic nerve centre is Heysen Country, in and near Hahndorf, no Hills area need be excluded. You are only a phone call away from arranging a Chamber Players event in your own community centre.


Venues we have already performed at or under consideration include:

  • St Pauls Lutheran Church, Hahndorf

  • Echunga Memorial Institute

  • Macclesfield Institute

  • Valley of Praise Retirement Village

  • Prince of Wales Masonic Hall, Mt Barker

  • Gas Works, Strathalbyn

  • The Music House, Echunga


We are thankful for the support and expression of support from a number of Adelaide Hills-based organisations for the aims and objectives of the Adelaide Hills Chamber Players.

  • Coco Marie, Hahndorf

  • Blue Belle Boutique, Hahndorf

  • Heysen Electorate Office

  • Gepetto's at Hahndorf, Italian cuisine

  • Adelaide Hills Visitors Information Centre, Hahndorf

  • Adelaide Hills Tourism

  • Co-Opera

  • Royal Commonwealth Society, SA Branch

  • Mount Barker District Council

  • Beerenberg Foundation

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