Brian Chatterton OAM
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.
Lynette Harris trained at the Elder Conservatorium, is a member of the State Opera of SA chorus performing in their productions of Parsifal, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci and La Traviata. She sang the role of Yvonne in the award-winning production of Sunday in the Park with George for the State Opera Young Artist’s program. Lyn has been involved in over 30 productions as a lead performer with many Adelaide theatre and musical companies. For Co-Opera Lyn has sung Mercedes in Carmen, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Lois Lane in Kiss Me Kate!, Violetta in La Traviata, Musetta in La Boheme, Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro, and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. She has performed with Co-Opera in Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Jeremy Tatchell, New Zealand born bass-baritone, graduated with a Bachelor of Music in both viola and voice performance from the Canberra School of Music. For George Limb Opera in Canberra his roles included Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte), Figaro (Marriage of Figaro) and Mr Gedge (Albert Herring). Jeremy has gained much experience on the concert stage including performances of Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Mass, Bach’s St Mathew Passion, St John Passion and Magnificat, Faure’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation and Handel’s Messiah. He has also performed as a violist with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. Jeremy has performed a diverse number of roles with various companies around Australia including Falke (Die Fledermaus), Tonio (Pagliacci) and Zuniga (Carmen) for Co-Opera, which has also involved many performances in SE Asia and Continental Europe.
Lisa Cannizzaro graduated from the Elder Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music [Honours] in Classical Voice. She also gained a Diploma of Languages [Japanese] and Graduate Diploma in Teaching. As well as gaining extensive employment experience in specialist music education, Lisa continues to perform as a professional soprano soloist and ensemble member with State Opera SA, Adelaide Festival, Co-Opera, Norwood Symphony Orchestra, Big Sing, Art Song Canberra, Recitals Australia, Adelaide Hills Chamber Players, South Coast Choral and Arts Society and Emma Knights Productions. Major recent performances include Zerlina [Don Giovanni], Mabel [The Pirates of Penzance], soprano Soloist [Elijah], Proms Concert [Norwood Symphony Orchestra] and Iconic Inspirations [Arts Song Canberra].
David Visentin graduated from the Elder Conservatorium, Uni of Adel and immediately performed many roles for the G&S Society. Later that year he joined Co-Opera for their inaugural interstate tours of the Magic Flute (Mozart) singing 1st Armed Man. In 2000 he moved to Sydney and added Alexis Pointdextre, The Sorcerer to his repertoire plus various roles in The Mikado, The Gondoliers, Yeoman of the Guard, Ruddigore and Iolanthe. He has performed principle roles in Don Giov anni (Mozart), L’occasione fa il Ladro and La Scala di Seta (Rossini), Owen Wingrave (Britten) and Il Tabarro (Puccini). Barber of Seville (Rossini) and Alfredo in La Traviata as well as tenor soloist in many oratorios.
Macintyre Howie Reeves
Macintyre Howie Reeves is a singer and director who has performed in multiple Adelaide Festival productions, including Brett Dean’s Hamlet, Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton and Mozart’s Requiem directed by Romeo Castellucci. He has been a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Matthäus-Passion, Handel’s Messiah and guest soloist for Adelaide Carols by Candlelight 70th anniversary. Macintyre has worked with many SA companies, including the G & S Society, Emma Knights Prodns, Co-Opera and State Opera of SA. Stage credits include: Lieutenant Barri in Sondheim’s Passion, The Major General in The Pirates of Penzance, The Father in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, The Page in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Mr. Lindquist in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Pish-Tush in The Mikado and Publio in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito for Co-Opera.
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 and Website design
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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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
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
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Adelaide Hills Visitors Information Centre, Hahndorf
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