ABOUT CHOIR CENTRAL
Gary Smith graduated as a music teacher from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He was introduced to choral music at school and sang bass in Richard Gill’s Conservatorium Singers, Sydney's St Mary’s Cathedral Choir directed by David Russell and the Singers of St Laurence with Neil McEwen. Gary studied piano with Isador Goodman and jazz with Roger Frampton and Bob Bertles. Gary currently works in Sydney as a high school music teacher. He started his first community choir in 2000. Gary also founded several acclaimed acappella groups, some of which have toured internationally to South East Asia and The Edinburgh Festival.
Gary is the musical director of 3 community choirs in Sydney and leads cultural tours to Europe when these are possible.
Gary built this website with the assistance of a team of enthusiastic supporters to help promote choir festivals and to connect the many choirs and a cappella groups around Australia.
This website has been a benefit to the choral community of Australia since 2009, offering free listing opportunities for hundreds of choirs and all of their performances plus information about workshops and courses, singing teachers, choir festivals and events.
Choir Central has found a place in the Australian choral landscape as in invaluable source of up-to-date information about choirs and is frequently used by choirs to find new members and to help singing enthusiasts find their local choir.
The site was rebuilt in 2021 and now offers affordable memberships to choirs around Australia. Membership fees assist in the maintenance and continued development of Choir Central.