Pro Musica Singers
Pro Musica Singers is a small community choir whose members are energetic, vibrant and keen to make music together for the enjoyment of all who listen to us. Our repertoire includes Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Contemporary music which we perform regularly.
2012 marked the 60th anniversary of the founding of a madrigal group within the Queensland University Music Society. That year was 1952 and that madrigal group has evolved to become Pro Musica Singers. The original group practised at lunchtime in the Music Department in George Street, Brisbane, and then followed the Department to the St Lucia campus of the university, later moving to the city, to Woolloongabba, and more recently to West End in Brisbane as an independent community choir.
We rehearse Monday evenings at 47 Dornoch Terrace West End. We welcome opportunities to perform, as well as new members, and can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the secretary Lyndal 3366 3474, or the president Joshua Blake 0434 865 005, for more details.
Ross Jelf began conducting at 17 years of age and formally trained at UQ, receiving a Bachelor of Music and Education and a Graduate Certificate in Music Studies with Distinction.
Before moving to the UK in 2009, Ross occupied himself conducting the Buderim Male Choir, the Sunshine Coast Choral Society, the Sacred Music Ensemble and Strings n Things Chamber Orchestra.
In London, Ross attended the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with many prominent choral directors and conducted professional choirs such as the BBC Singers. He graduated with a Master of Arts in Choral Conducting.
Outside the Academy, Ross remained involved in community music, directing several community choirs, and guest conducting for many others as well as founding and conducting a professional choir.
Ross also sang professionally with the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Southwark Cathedral and the all-male Gregorian chant group, Schola Cantorum of Edington Music Festival. His performance experience includes celebratory and commemorative public performances in London, tours in Europe and North America and television and radio broadcasts on the BBC.
Ross now resides in Brisbane where he is the Musical Director of Pro Musica Singers, Chordiality, the University of Sunshine Coast Singers and Cantate Singers, as well being a Lay Clerk at St John’s Cathedral.
Pro Musica Singers is a member of ANCA: the Australian National Choral Association.
TO READ MORE about the choir’s origins you can see Dr Gordon Spearritt’s address to the Madrigal Group Reunion on 1 June 2013, introduced by David Robin: Madrigal talk