Dr Graeme Morton AM FRSCM Director of Music
Dr Graeme Morton AM is the founding Director of the Brisbane Chamber Choir, Senior Lecturer and Choral Conducting Fellow at the University of Queensland, and the Director of Music at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane. He is the former Director of Music at St Peters Lutheran College, where he founded the St Peters Chorale – an ensemble he had the pleasure of conducting for twenty-eight years.
Never tiring to pursue exciting new choral works for his singers and their audiences alike, he is responsible for commissioning and recording many works now regarded as Australian choral classics. He tours and lectures on choral conducting within Australia, and internationally, where his support for the Australian choral voice is unabated.
As a Churchill Fellow, he has observed choral leadership in both the United States and Canada. He is a recipient of a Prime Minister’s Medal and in 2011 of the Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Cultural Award. Graeme is a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (2016) and also a Life Member of ANCA. Graeme holds a Master of Music (Organ) from the University of Queensland, and as a composer, is published by Augsburg Fortress, Kjos Music, and Morton Music.
Andrej Kouznetsov FRCO Assistant Director of Music
Andrej studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Philip Swanton. While a student there he won several awards, including that of first place in the open section of the Sydney Organ Competition. During this time, he was Organ Scholar at the University of Sydney, and at St James’, King Street, where he was subsequently appointed Organist.
Relocating to the United Kingdom, Andrej spent a year as Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral, where he was also Director of the Cathedral Chamber Choir. Following this, he was appointed Organ Scholar at Westminster Abbey in London, where he regularly accompanied and conducted the Abbey’s world-renowned choir, gave numerous recitals, and took part in high-profile events attended by Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal Family. Whilst based in London, Andrej studied with Birmingham City Organist, Thomas Trotter.
At the Cathedral, Andrej plays the organ for most Cathedral services, assists with the training of the boy choristers, and directs the Johannine Voices. He is also Director of Music at St John’s College within the University of Queensland.
Kathryn Morton Director of the Girl Choristers
Kathryn is a choral conductor, speech pathologist and vocal teacher. Educated at the University of Queensland with degrees in Music and Speech Pathology, Kathryn has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in her chosen field.
Kathryn is the Director of the St Peters Chorale at St Peters Lutheran College. Under her leadership, St Peters Chorale has performed both nationally and internationally to great acclaim. She is also the Director of the Girl Choristers and Vocal Tutor to the Boy Choristers at St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane. Performances by Kathryn’s choirs have been described as ‘superb’, ‘stunning’, ‘a delight’, and ‘evocative’. As a guest conductor, Kathryn regularly leads workshops, rehearsals and performances for primary, secondary and tertiary students as well as adults. Her work as a conductor has also included collaborations with Stephen Layton, Simon Toyne, Roger Sayer and Daniel Hyde (England), Tony Funk (Canada), Anton Armstrong and Heather Buchanan (America), and Ron Morris and Carl Crossin (Australia). Kathryn is the Director of the Lumens Chamber Choir which was formed in 2021 as an initiative of the Brisbane Chamber Choir.
As a vocal technician, Kathryn is in high demand in the dual roles of speech pathologist and singing teacher. Her passion for, and skill in, vocal pedagogy has prepared her students for entrance into tertiary institutions, both in Australia and overseas, as well as providing them with the ability to perform professionally in various styles. She has worked as an occasional lecturer at the University of Queensland and presented at the International Music Festival tutti World Youth Music Beijing. Kathryn has also been invited to present seminars, workshops and conduct for organisations such as the Royal School of Church Music.
Johan Kuyler Organ Scholar