Music Conductor by Timothy Sherlock

QPAC Choir


Timothy was appointed the Chorusmaster of the QPAC Choir in March 2012.

The QPAC Choir is a contemporary adult community choir based at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex (QPAC). Rehearsing each Monday night, the QPAC Choir provides access to imaginative repertoire, choral and vocal skill development, social opportunities and public performance.

The choir is an initiative of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and is managed as part of QPAC’s artistic program. The QPAC Choir accompanist is Tina Liu.

In addition to annual performances at QPAC’s Spirit of Christmas concerts and guest appearances at various concerts (Queensland Pops Orchestra, Songs of Hope and Healing, Brisbane Sings etc), the QPAC Choir present an annual showcase featuring special guest artists.

Tuesday 23 June 2015
Concert Hall QPAC
Special Guests: Musical Theatre students from Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Paul Sabey, Brendan Murtagh (organ)

  • Phantom of the Opera overture - Lloyd Webber
  • All That Jazz from Chicago - Kander/Ebb
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein Medley
  • What Is This Feeling?/Popular from Wicked - Schwartz
  • Bring Him Home from Les Miserables - Lloyd Webber
  • Maria/Tonight from West Side Story - Bernstein
  • All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera - Lloyd Webber
  • My Fair Lady Medley - Lerner and Loewe
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber Love Trio - Lloyd Webber
  • Jersey Boys Medley
  • Dancing Queen from Mamma Mia - Andersson and Ulvaeus

Tuesday 27 October 2014
Concert Hall QPAC
Special Guests: Voices of Birralee, Julie Christiansen

  • Hana Wa Saku (Flowers Will Bloom) - Iwai and Kanno, arr Sherlock
  • Wedding Song from Poniky - Bartok
  • Wild Mountain Thyme - Peake
  • Waltzing Matilda - trad arr McCall
  • Famine Song - VIDA arr Culloton
  • Bring Me Little More Water, Silvy - Smiley
  • How Do I Love Thee? - Sherlock
  • Et in terra pax from Gloria - Vivaldi
  • Laudamus te from Gloria - Vivaldi
  • Abide With Me - H F Lyte and W H Monk, arr Sherlock
  • Charade - Mancini and Mercer
  • Watch What Happens! - Legrand

Tuesday 18 June 2013
Concert Hall QPAC
Special Guests: Percussimo, MD Tina Liu, Sayo Lipman (harp) and Young Conservatorium Vocal Ensemble

  • We've Only Just Begun - Williams/Nichols
  • Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind - Rutter
  • Veni, Veni Emmanuel - Kodaly
  • True Colours - Steinberg/Kelly
  • Dancing With Fate - Percussimo
  • Overture For Hands and Feet - Percussimo
  • I Can’t Reach Your Heart - Murray and Davies arr Sherlock
  • Salve Regina - Poulenc
  • Ave Maria - Poulenc
  • Nu Vil Eg Enn I Nafni Thinu - Halgrimmsson
  • King Of Pop Medley - Jackson
  • Be Still My Soul - Sibelius, arr Sherlock
  • Monday, Monday - Phillips
  • For The Beauty of the Earth - Rutter

Monday 18 June 2012
Concert Hall QPAC
Special Guests: Gallipoli Choir, Greg Moore (tenor) and Robert Dearness (organ)

  • Pure Imagination - Bricusse/Newley
  • Let's Begin Again - Rutter
  • Kyrie Eleison - Sherlock
  • Better Than I from Joseph King of Dreams - Bucchino
  • Song To The Moon from Rusalka - Dvorak
  • Soldier Boy - Rutter
  • The Prayer - Foster, Bayer Sager, Testa, Renis
  • You Raise Me Up - Lovland/Graham
  • Finale from Organ Symphony No 1 - Vierne
  • Laudate Dominum - WA Mozart
  • Te Deum - Williamson
  • Yesterday - Lennon/McCartney
  • If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind - Cameron

Queensland Conservatorium of Music

Timothy conducts the Young Conservatorium Concert Choir and the Conservatorium Chorus, based at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Southbank. The Concert Choir rehearses on Wednesday afternoons during term time and performs a mix of repertoire from art music to folk songs, from musical theatre tunes to jazz and pop classics. Timothy has been conducting this ensemble since 2007. The Conservatorium Chorus consists of all first year students at the Conservatorium, many of whom experience choral singing for the first time in this ensemble. The Conservatorium Chorus rehearses on Wednesdays from 1.30pm – 3.00pm in the Basil Jones Orchestral Hall.

Gallipoli Choir

From 2012 to 2015, Timothy was the co-director of the Gallipoli Choir, the official youth choir convened by the Australian Government for the annual ANZAC Day Dawn and Lone Pine services in Gallipoli, Turkey. These commemorative services honoured the service and sacrifice of Australian and New Zealand soldiers on the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings at ANZAC Cove in 1915. The choir was made up of current and recent past pupils of St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace and All Hallows’ School, Brisbane. Timothy’s co-director is Bernadette Debattista.

In August 2015, the Gallipoli Choir also performed in the world premiere of the Gallipoli Symphony at the historic Hagia Irene, a 4th century Byzantine church in Istanbul, Turkey. Conducted by Maestra Jessica Cottis, the symphony is a collaborative work featuring the music of 11 Australian, New Zealand and Turkish composers. The Australian premiere of the Gallipoli Symphony took place in the Concert Hall at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex on Tuesday 24 November 2015.

Contact Timothy to discuss his availability to be a guest or permanent choral conductor.