Meet the team!
Music Director and Asst. Music Director
At the age of 10 Nick sang at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden's production of Parsifal and understudied for the Magic Flute.
He went on to become an Alto Choral Scholar at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford where he received a BA in English literature and Music. After two years opera study at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, he moved to The Netherlands where he continued his studies in baroque singing at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague obtaining a Master of Music in 2000. He has sung with many church/cathedral choirs in the UK and abroad; most notably Grace Cathedral, San Francisco (1989-91), Manchester Cathedral, Denver Cathedral, Christ Church South Yarra Melbourne and St James' Church, Sydney.
As a baritone, Nick has sung with Opera Aan Het Ij, Amsterdam and The Bach Choir, Holland under Roy Goodman. In Melbourne he sang with Choristry under Trevor Jones.
In 2008, Nick, together with his husband, Rob Roelofs and friend Matt Sauvarin founded the LOWREZ Male Pop Choir, Melbourne and in 2013 took to directing The Decibelles Female Pop Choir which he also founded and managed, until moving to Sydney in 2014.
Callum A. Close
Pianist / Asst. Music Director
Callum Close (b.1991) began musical studies at a young age and graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the University of Newcastle in 2013, where he studied Pipe Organ with Dr. Philip Matthias and conducting with Dr. David Banney. Callum also holds an A.Mus.A & A.Dip.SCSM in classical piano.
Prior to his position as Organist & Director of Music at St Luke's Anglican Church, Callum was Sub-Organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle and musical director of a number of community choirs, including Newcastle City Choir (2013-16) and the Conservatorium Songshine Choir (2015-18). Callum leads an active performing schedule as a recitalist, accompanist, conductor and chorister, having performed in cathedrals, churches and performance venues across Australia and internationally.
Outside of his musical interests, Callum is the Philanthropy Manager at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, an active member of the Sydney Arts community and an avid runner.
Rehearsals are on Monday evenings
Metropolitan Community Church
96 Crystal Street
Petersham NSW 2049
How to get there
TRAIN: 11 minutes from Central Station to Petersham Station and a 4 minute walk from there.
BUS: 412 bus (amongst others) from Central Station (Pitt St opposite Barlow St) takes 25 minutes to the venue.
PARKING: There are some parking spots around the area after 6pm or 6.30pm, namely,