Sam Allchurch is recognised as one of Australia’s leading conductors of choirs and began his life in choral music as a chorister in the Sydney Children’s Choir and Gondwana Voices. Sam now holds multiple posts across the choral network in Sydney, including Artistic Director of the acclaimed Sydney Chamber Choir and Director of Music at Christ Church St Laurence. He is also Associate Artistic Director of Gondwana Choirs and conducts the Young Men’s Choir, capturing the unique sound of changing male voices. Sam is frequently invited to conduct the City Recital Hall’s Flash Mob Choir and has appeared as a guest conductor at Festival of Voices, Tasmania and the Combined Schools Music Festival.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne and a Master in Music (Choral Studies) from the University of Cambridge, where he studied with Geoffrey Webber and Stephen Layton, supported by a scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.