MUSICAL DIRECTOR - MR SIMON LOVELESS   B.A., B.Mus., L.Mus.A

Simon joined the Casey Choir in February 2010, and has quickly settled as the new musical director.  He also conducts the Da Capo Singers chamber choir; previously he has conducted the RMIT Choir, the Berwick Youth Choir Chamber Singers and was assistant musical director of Cranbourne Chorale.

In addition to his conducting activities, Simon is a sought-after accompanist, having served in this role for many of Melbourne's choirs including Melbourne Women's Choir, Australian Welsh Male Choir, Victorian Honour Choir and Yarra Ranges Children's Choir.  He continues in this role with Berwick Youth Choir.  Simon has also played for many theatrical and community music productions and has sung in several choirs, most recently the Melbourne Chamber Choir.

He serves the choral community as Victorian state secretary of the Australian National Choral Association.


ACCOMPANIST - MS KERITH CUMMINS, BMus

Kerith Cummins is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, having majored in piano performance.  She has always had a love of accompanying, and has served as the accompanist to the Royal Philharmonic Society, as well as accompanying many choirs throughout Melbourne including the Welsh Male Choir, Chime Choir and the Victorian Boys’ Choir.

As an accompanist, Kerith has recorded for ABC-FM radio.  She was also repetiteur at the Victorian College of the Arts Opera Studio for many years.

Kerith has played for many musical productions and has accompanied numerous singers and instrumentalists, both for exams and recitals.  She joined the Casey Choir as accompanist in February 2012.