ARCappella is run by a small committee of volunteers that look after the day-to-day management of the choir.
Director / Conductor: Marina Thacker
Marina comes to ARCappella with a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for music, teaching, singing and the performing arts. Her interest is particularly in the community sector, having been a choral director/ conductor of community choirs for over 20 years.
Marina has done it all! Her career has included classroom music teaching and work in Community Arts and Theatre including conducting two choirs in Brisbane. She was the founding director of the Brisbane Lesbian and Gay Pride Choir as well as choral director of the Brisbane Combined Unions Choir for 21 years. Within this role, Marina had the opportunity to collaborate with equivalent Union Choirs across Australia. In 2009, as a part of the Australian Union Singers, Marina was invited to travel to Santiago de Cuba where she conducted the Union Choir as a part of the International Choral Festival. To complement her choral conducting, Marina also has experience as a singer, having enjoyed being a member of the a cappella vocal ensemble Petit Four.
Marina moved to Melbourne from Brisbane to continue her classroom music career at two schools in the northern suburbs and has recently joined as ARCappella choral director. In the short time that she has been with ARCappella, her easy-going nature, fun style, and extensive experience in and passion for the community choir space is evident and we look forward to working with her for a long time to come.
When not busy teaching and conducting, Marina tries to see as much live music and theatre as possible!
Manager: Amelia van Lint
Amelia is a founding member of the choir and has had a passion for singing for a long time. Amelia also manages the ARC Children’s and Youth Choir
Secretary: Luisa Castaldo
Finance Officer: Vanta Jameson
Vanta joined ARCappella in 2006 and has sung a variety of voice parts but has settled on alto as her favourite. Vanta loves being a part of this dynamic group as it’s a fantastic weekly creative outlet and an opportunity to catch up with friends.
Past Choral Director: David Perry