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Musical Director & Conductor

Susan Reppion Brooke

Susan Reppion Brooke was appointed as Musical Director and Conductor of the Hobart Orpheus Choir in April 2018.

As a young contralto, Susan sang with the Leonine Consort (now known as the Song Company), performed as oratorio soloist with orchestras such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, she was employed by Frankfurt Opera, and also freelanced as a contralto soloist in Germany and Switzerland. Since the 1990's she has become well known as a musical educator, vocal teacher and conductor, winning ABC Classic FM's Flame award for her school music education program, featuring in SBS television’s series "Inspiring Teachers", and founding the Jubilate Singers as a community choir open to all comers.

Since 2012, Susan has lived in Tasmania, where she continues her educational and musical activities. In addition to her conductorship of the Hobart Orpheus Choir, she is also Musical Director of the New Norfolk based St. Matthew's Singers and Valley Baroque.