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Richard Black


RICHARD BLACK began vocal studies with Norma Hunter in 1991 while studying for a Science degree at the Adelaide University and singing under the inspiring direction of Hilary Weiland in the Adelaide University Choral Society. Soon after he was invited to become a member of the highly acclaimed Adelaide Chamber Singers directed by Carl Crossin OAM. In 1994, Richard moved to Sydney to join Australia's premier vocal ensemble: The Song Company, a position he now holds once again, having re-joined the ensemble in 2002.

Richard has been a member of the choir of St James’ Church, King Street for sixteen years, and was a founding member of both ACO Voices and Cantillation, with whom he recorded many CD’s and film scores. He has appeared as a soloist for The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Salut! Baroque, Australian Baroque Brass, The Sydney Consort and many of Australia’s university and chamber choirs. He has also formed, directed and sung in two vocal ensembles: Renaissance Men and Chroma.

Performance highlights include solo appearances in Bach’s B minor Mass, Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with Robyn Archer and the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and Handel’s Acis and Galatea.

Richard’s work with The Song Company sees him touring overseas and interstate on a regular basis. This combines with a busy schedule of concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra performing a huge range of repertoire from mediaeval chant and renaissance polyphony, through to contemporary classical and popular music. Richard appears courtesy of the Song Company.