Supertonic is a Wellington-based choir that strives to push the boundaries of what choral music can be.
The choir was formed in 2014 and since then has performed concerts that cover the entire musical spectrum, from Vaughan Williams' Mass in G Minor, Vivaldi's Gloria and Faure's Requiem to pop and rock spectaculars celebrating Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Elton John and Queen.
The choir has performed alongside Brett McKenzie and The Muppets in the Jim Henson Retrospectacle, joined and Mama Kin Spender at the local Coastella music festival, performed in national Anzac and Armistice day broadcasts, and in 2023 flew to the Armageddon Expo in Auckland to perform High Score: Legendary soundtracks in concert.
Supertonic's returning co-musical director Isaac Stone has led the choir since its inception. A teacher of classroom music and leader of the choral programme at Tawa College in Wellington, he places a premium on making choral music that is enjoyable and accessible to singers and audiences alike.
The choir rehearses on Monday nights in central Wellington. If you would like to be notified when we next hold auditions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
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Examples of previous engagements include:
- Jim Henson's Retrospectacle at the Michael Fowler Centre with Brett Mckenzie
- The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon Event
- He Wawā Waraki: Roaring Chorus 2018, with Malia Johnstone for Armistice 100
- Coastella Music Festival, with Mama Kin Spender
- Choral conducting workshops
- Birthday parties and other private events
Our Musical Co-Directors
Isaac is a music teacher at Tawa College in Wellington, where he does a mix of classroom teaching, singing teaching and choir directing. He has a BMus in Classical Singing from the New Zealand School of Music. He has directed Wellington Youth Choir, the Tawa College Blue Notes as well as Supertonic. In addition to this, he has been a member of the New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir, the New Zealand Youth Choir, Inspirare and is now a member of Voices New Zealand.
Virginie began her musical training in France, where she graduated with Honors from the University of Nancy with a Bachelor in Musicology. After completing diplomas in Recorder and music theory, Virginie settled in Montreal to pursue her Masters in Conducting at the Université de Sherbrooke. She quickly became an acclaimed emerging conductor, winning the Iwan Edwards award in 2015. She has participated in masterclasses throughout the world, and in 2017 spent a summer residency with the Ontario Youth Choir.