2009, Imogen Thirlwall

Imogen Thirlwall, President Norma McCallum, Music Director Marie Brown & Amelia Berry
Imogen Thirlwall, President Norma McCallum, Music Director Marie Brown and Amelia Berry


At the Chorale's concert on 6 December 2009, Imogen Thirlwall was announced as the second recipient of the Kapiti Chorale Award in Vocal Performance.

Imogen is originally from Tauranga and is studying a Bachelor of Music majoring in both Performance Voice and Music Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English Studies.  She was in the 2005-2006 NZ Secondary Students Youth Choir (with Amelia Berry the inaugural winner of the award) and is a current member of the 2008-2010 NZ Youth Choir.

Imogen has studied second instrument performance in both Trumpet and Orchestral Conducting, and plays in the NZSM Big Band under Rodger Fox.  She received a Victoria University School Leavers Scholarship for Academic Excellence in 2007 and was nominated to perform in the 2008 Young Performer of the Year Competition.