Chris Burcin, Conductor
Background: Born USA. Studied music education, piano and choral conducting, Duquesne University. Volunteer music teacher, Peace Corps, Samoa. Head of Performing Arts, Waimea College, New Zealand. Chris is currently eLearning and Co-Curricular Arts Middle Leader at St. Monica’s College.
Gondwana Choirs: Co-Conductor, Cairns Indigenous Children’s Choir. Co-Conductor, Gondwana Singers since 2014
Other Experience: 10 years performing with Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir (including tours to Europe and Argentina). Associate Conductor, NZ Secondary Students’ Choir (including tour to South America). Baroque Voices, Wellington. Various funk, klezmer and tango bands on trombone, piano, vocals and accordion
Recordings: Multiple recordings with Voices NZ Chamber Choir (including Voice of the Soul, nominated for Best NZ Classical album 2014). Radio New Zealand recordings of the NZ Secondary Students’ Choir; Belle a Cappella (Waimea College); Baroque Voices, plus various CD recordings including Polish not Polish with Comrade Z.