Founded in 2006, the Aqualuna Singers are an a cappella choir based in Lane Cove, Sydney. Rehearsing from the beautiful outlook of St Aidan's Church Hall, Longueville, our ethos is to sing for the sheer enjoyment of it!
Aqualuna explores an eclectic range of choral repertoire, including folk, contemporary and original arrangements. As an unaccompanied ensemble, members learn to tune and blend with one another to create a clear, unified sound that is flexible enough to adapt to the diverse range of music we sing.
In addition to their own end-of-year showcase, Aqualuna Singers are regular features at the choral festivals in and around Sydney, and have appeared in partnership with many other Sydney choirs, including the Phoenix Youth Choir, Chorella, and Pyrmont Sings.
About the Choir...
Music Director: Ricky Allen
Ricky is taking on the role of Aqualuna Singers’ Music Director in 2024. He was Assistant Music Director in 2023, and directed the choir for more than a term. Ricky has also been Assistant Music Director of his other current choir, Vox Canvas since its inception 10 years ago.
Ricky learnt to play a number of instruments as he was growing up, and then played in various local bands. He had his first taste of a cappella harmony when singing in his family band, and was hooked from then on.
After joining a small barbershop chorus known then as the Riverland Ramblers, he quickly took on leadership roles, becoming barbershop’s youngest music director in Australia in 2013. He later sang tenor in the quartet The Bernoulli Effect, who placed silver in the Australian Eastern Region competition. In 2023 Ricky sang with Vox Canvas in the Pan Pac Barbershop Harmony Convention in Auckland. Vox Canvas placed first in a competitive field.
Ricky is looking forward to fun and stimulating rehearsals in 2024.