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Ellen Barrett: Rehearsal Accompanist and Singer

Ellen Barrett

Ellen Barrett

Born in Wellington, Ellen studied singing with Maxwell Fernie while attending Victoria University.  Since moving to the Kāpiti Coast she has been in demand for concert, oratorio and recital work.  She also maintains a busy teaching schedule.

Ellen is well known as a soloist with the choir and for many years has been our treasured practice pianist.  As well as accompanying us on the piano, she has also taught us much about voice production and control during rehearsal warm-ups.  She was a singer in one of the first concerts of the early Waikanae Chorale, fore-runner of the Kāpiti Chorale.

Her skills as accompanist, and in particular as rehearsal pianist, are also keenly sought by various groups on the Coast and her sensitivity and support are much valued by the Kāpiti Chorale.