We are delighted to announce our 2019/2020 Composer in Residence – Rachel Bruerville. Rachel will be working with all of our choirs on new commissions over the next few months.
Rachel Bruerville (b. 1991) composes music for many purposes: to entertain, to educate, and to explore. She calls Adelaide her home, and is active in the musical community as a composer, arranger, cellist, singer, and writer.
Rachel is honoured to have been commissioned by The Hush Foundation for the Hush18 National Composers Project, mentored by Elena Kats Chernin, composing new music to reduce stress and anxiety in children’s hospital environments. She is also completely ecstatic to have been awarded a 2019 Carclew Fellowship, supporting her role as Young Adelaide Voices’ Composer in Residence. Her work has been performed by ensembles including The Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective, The Endeavour Trio, Gondwana Voices, the National Youth Choir of Australia, Sydney Children’s Choir, and the Adelaide Wind Orchestra.
In her life as a performer, she is a core member of the internationally acclaimed Adelaide Chamber Singers, has played for Patch Theatre Company as on-stage cellist in Emily Loves to Bounce (2016-17 tours), and has sung solo with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Paul Rissmann, Festival of Learning 2017-18. Rachel has sung with YAV both as a primary aged student (when it was previously Adelaide Girls Choir) and as a member of Aurora for 5 years. Rachel also has a cat named Larry, and when she’s not in a rehearsal, you might find her hanging out in the Hufflepuff common room.