Since 1995, the Choirmaster of A Kappella Munda has been Digby Hill. He is a renowned musical arranger, with many credits in the Perth music scene.
The Choir presents Digby with a handmade shirt, and Jo Randell insists he model it.
Visual aids to assist musical director get a learning point
about "the importance of Bounce" across (Christmas party 2005)
Digby Hill has conducted, arranged and composed for several other community choirs and theatre groups such as Voicemale, the Spooky Men of the West, Glyde-Ins, One Voice Choir, Coco Youth Theatre, Let's Sing, Camelot Chorale, Working Voices and Parents for Music Kids Choir.
Having an interest in teaching has taken him through a number of contrasting experiences:
Private singing tuition, confidence training (TAFE WA's New Opportunities for Women program),
Multi-media, communications and computing (South-East Metropolitan and Challenge Colleges of TAFE),
Business Communication (Curtin University and Curtin International College),
as well as a number of commercial contracts.
Musically, he has an interest in experimenting with World Music traditions and enjoys incorporating techniques such as harmonic singing into his work.
He has been a member of groups like the Spooky Men's Chorale, (the Edinburgh Fringe Festival tours) and the Spooky Men of the West (splinter group) Red Pepper (a cappella rock), Barstools (barbershop), Voicemale, Psallite (mostly Madrigals) Mandela African Choir and Union Cyanide (bad taste R&B band) to name but a few.
In April 2009 he was the facilitator at the World of Multicultural Music workshops at Kobeelya in Katanning. Working with a group of over 60 people can be a lot like herding cats at times, but he did it without raising his voice (except in song)
But then I reviewed the photos ...
Leighton Hewitt shouts "C'Mon!"
Digby's is more like "So fa ME ray do"
Christmas Carols brings out the best small items of silliness in all of us, 2009 was no exception
Digby shows off his Bouncy sElf
See Also Digby's 50th Birrthday
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Updated 22 March 2014 MC