Choral singing inspires musicians and audiences around the world, bringing people together in rich and special traditions of song. International Choral Insights gives you a chance to hear from the world’s top conductors of choirs in a series of broad-ranging discussions hosted by Gondwana’s Artistic Director and Founder, Lyn Williams AM. Over the course of an hour, you’ll hear everything from expert conducting tips, hilarious anecdotes about life on the road on tour and stories of the unique joy of choral singing.

Dr Anthony Trecek-King

Spirituals: The history and music that followed

Wednesday 15 July
7.30pm – 8.30pm AEST
$15 + booking fees

In the midst of this turbulent time in the US, Dr Anthony Trecek-King traces the history of the Spiritual genre – we will explore its meaning and the context of several selections, examine performance practice whilst listening to selected recordings and touch on the subject of cultural appropriation.


About Dr Anthony Trecek-King

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Anthony Trecek-King has cultivated an international reputation as a choral conductor, scholar, pedagogue, and media personality. He is passionate about cultivating artistically excellent ensembles that explore socially relevant issues through emotionally immersive programs, challenging both artists and audiences to feel and think.

Ensembles under his direction were integral to projects that have won a Pulitzer Prize (Madam White Snake, Zhou Long), received a Grammy (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Boston Modern Orchestra Project), and earned the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from Presidential Committee on the Arts (Boston Children’s Chorus).

Dr. Trecek-King has worked with a variety of artists and ensembles including Leslie Odom Jr., Melinda Doolittle, Seraphic Fire, Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Gil Rose, Simon Halsey, Yo Yo Ma, and Roomful of Teeth. He has led performances in world-renowned venues including Boston Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York City, Royal Albert Hall in London, and the Sydney Opera House. In addition to his conducting work, he can be seen on-air and online on the Emmy nominated WGBH television series Sing That Thing, and two TEDx Boston talks.

He holds a B.M. in Cello Performance from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, an M.M. in Orchestral Conducting from the Florida State University, and a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the Boston University. Anthony has recently been appointed Associate Professor of Choral Music and Director of Choral Activities at The Harrt School, University of Hartford.

He currently lives in the Boston area with his partner Melanie and two cats.

This webinar counts as 45min of NESA accredited professional development for Proficient Teachers. If you wish to claim the time, please remember to supply your NESA Accreditation Number when purchasing.