Graeme Morton AM FRSCM Director of Music
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 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 in 2010, 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.
Johan Kuyler Organ Scholar