Sue Gent has been a member of WWL since 1999 and loves the generosity of spirit that is the culture of WWL. Sue lends her voice to the Alto 1 section and has a firm belief that everyone should know at least one song other than Happy Birthday. A Graphic Designer by day, Sue provides her expertise for all promotional materials as required. Sue has served on the WWL committee for a number of years as Vice Chair and since 2016 has been the group's very worthy Chairwoman.
Pauline has always sung in a choir - the first - in the 1963 Primary Schools Music Festival! She joined WWL in 2004/05 after hearing WWL sing at a joint ANCA concert. She loved their music and now she loves all the singers too! Pauline has two wonderful, grown daughters and only recently retired from her career as a general practitioner and is currently Vice Chair and a very active member of the WWL committee.
Sarah is one of the original members of WWL with their first Musical Director, Rosalie Day. In her time with the group, Sarah believes that each Director has provided tremendous musical challenges and she thoroughly enjoys the diversity. When she is not singing, working, socialising or relaxing, she and her husband love getting out and exploring our wonderful country. She is currently serving on the WWL Committee as Secretary.
Heather Hill joined WWL in 2006 and sings in the Soprano 1 section. She enjoys the weekly practice, the friendships and performing in the concerts. She has played the piano, flute and recorder but prefers to sing. This hobby is a contrast to her life in the public service working on environmental policy and the River Murray. In her spare time she likes to grow and plant native trees. Heather was nominated and accepted the role of Treasurer on the WWL committee in 2017.
Bernie became a member of WWL in 2005 and is a 2nd Soprano. Professionally, she is a busy physiotherapist and she shares the responsibility of helping the group to warm up at rehearsals with several other members. She plays the flute, is a keen gardener and, for 2 years from 2014, was the Social Coordinator on the WWL Committee. She stood down from that particular role in 2017 but continues as the group's music librarian as well as being on the repertoire sub-committee.
Chris joined WWL in 2010 after attending several of their concerts and loving the sound of the combined voices and obvious camaraderie of the women. She works as a nurse and in her spare time, she enjoys gardening and walking her dogs. Chris joined the WWL committee in 2016 and remains committed in 2017.
Di is one of the newest members of WWL joining the Alto 1 section in early 2016. She is a Primary School music classroom teacher and is training the Festival Choir and 2 junior choirs. Di loves singing, plays guitar and sang in a trio that performed at small gatherings. Albeit very new to the group, Di has accepted a role on the WWL committee in 2017.
Geraldine is one of the founding members of WWL and sings in the 2nd Alto section. She was nominated and accepted a role on the WWL committee in 2017.
Julia joined WWL in 2012 and adds depth and tone to the small Alto 2 section. In her working life, she has been a long term, well known and highly regarded radio announcer with ABC Classic FM. Her greatest pleasure has always been music of many varieties - singing, plus playing various instruments, in particular keyboard and violin. Julia is also on the newly formed repertoire sub committee.
Lynne is a junior primary teacher who loves singing... or maybe a singer who loves teaching! She has been a member of WWL since 2008 and sings second soprano. There is no doubting that life makes Lynne happy and she enjoys WWL’s song variety along with the challenges and joys of acappella singing. Lynne was on the Management Committee from 2014 - 2016 and continues her role as attendance secretary each week.
Joanne Camens joined the group in 2005, wanting to relive the joys of singing in a choir from her secondary school days. The WWL song selection was far superior to anything sung at school! A commercial Interior Designer, Joanne has moved into Project Management with UniSA and loves her busy life. She has served on the WWL committee for 4 years, chairing the group in 2013 & 14.
Jenny Boroughs is one of the newest members of the Soprano 1 team starting just a few weeks prior to three Fringe performances. She has extensive experience with other singing groups and choirs.
Sibylle was born in Switzerland and came to Australia in 1990. In 1997, she became one of the founding members of Women with Latitude starting in the Alto 2 section. She has since moved up to Alto 1. Professionally, Sibylle is a partner in her own 4 Wheel Drive rental business and wears many other hats as well including tour guide, bookkeeper and world traveller in 2014.
Heather joined WWL in 2002 and has been singing ever since, primarily as a 1st Soprano. She loves the harmonies, the vitality of the group and the challenge to make each performance better than the last. Heather is currently on extended leave but will be welcomed back with open arms.
After retiring from the workforce, Kathy heard about WWL and, unaware of the very long waiting list, ‘gatecrashed’ by simply turning up at a rehearsal on a Monday night in 2005 and joining the Alto 1 section. Her professional background was in promotional, marketing and fundraising management positions but she now loves singing, grandchildren and helping the WWL committee with IT related tasks when required.
Margaret joined WWL in 2006 and as a 2nd soprano, loves the experience of singing with other fabulous women. After many years of teaching flute she has now changed direction somewhat incorporating ukulele, walking spiritual trails and spending precious time with grandchildren.
Sheelagh has been singing 2nd Alto and bringing an Irish perspective and humour to WWL since 2003. She has enjoyed the various styles of music the group has tackled and is proud to belong to a band of strong women who are able to make such an amazing sound. Sheelagh finds singing and the camaraderie of the group a fun antidote to her life outside of WWL as a parent and physiotherapist.
Nicki joined WWL in 1999, having last sung in her school choir. She tried different parts before settling in 1st soprano. She loves the synergy of the group and has made some wonderful friends and describes performances as scary fun. Her love of music extends to being an accomplished musician playing violin, piano and guitar. During the day, Nicki is a Practice Nurse at a GP surgery. She has always loved art, music, gardening, the outdoors and natural history.
Paula joined WWL in about 2000 as a 1st Alto and well remembers her first performance with the group on Harmony Day in Rundle Mall. She describes the experience as nerve wracking but exciting. Paula believes that being able to focus on singing in harmony each week takes her to another place which allows her to forget all about life’s busy schedule for a short while. Paula ably served as WWL Treasurer for several years.
Meredith can’t imagine life without singing and has been part of a choir since her high school days (which she says is a long time ago!). She joined WWL in 2006 and has enjoyed many happy singing experiences with a great bunch of women. Meredith also enjoys gardening, water colour painting, dancing for health and well being, and playing her djembe (drum) with her other singing group, Adelaide Illumina Women's Choir.
Catherine began supporting our highest voices in mid-2016 and is a very welcome addition to the group. She is classically trained and was part of the State Opera Chorus from 1987 - 1992 and has been active in her church as a soloist there an in occasional concerts. Catherine is on extended leave from WWL but her return is anticipated soon.
Sue joined WWL in 2000 and loves singing Alto 1 with the group. After many years in teaching and public administration, she is now training to be a Pilates instructor and appreciates that singing is good for both the body and the soul. Sue loves most genres of music especially bluegrass and enjoys attending concerts and festivals. She is also a keen cyclist and cat-lover. In 2014, Sue became a member of the WWL Management Committee responsible for merchandise but relinquished that role for some extensive travel in 2015.
Robby Drake is one of the newest members of the Soprano 1 team starting just a few weeks prior to three Fringe performances. She has extensive experience with other singing groups and choirs.
Music has always been a big part of Dianne's life. As a Junior Primary Teacher, she specialised in Classroom Music and Children's choirs. She has performed in the country as a soloist in many productions of Musical Theatre and Gilbert and Sullivan. After moving to the city, she was delighted to continue her musical involvement with WWL in 2005 and loves singing the close harmonies for which the choir is known. Dianne is a 1st Soprano.
Sandra Kanck joined WWL in August 2014 and sings second alto/bass. She's an ex-Broken Hill girl, the oldest of seven children. After 15 years’ service in the South Australian Parliament, Sandra continues to be politically active working as a volunteer for environmentally sustainable population numbers and for Palestinian human rights.
Sandy joined WWL in 2013 and sings in the Soprano 2 section. She loves the variety of music sung by WWL and the feeling of belonging to a very special community of gifted women. Sandy is the proud mum of 3 children and devotes her professional life to the development of culture and community services. She is currently on extended leave but served as WWL chairperson in 2015.
Majella joined WWL in 2009 initially as an alto 2 but, such is her vocal versatility, she now sings with the Soprano 1 section. For over 40 years, Majella has been a member of the Sisters of St Joseph Congregation and had the privilege of conducting the choir for the Eucharist in Adelaide on the occasion of Mary MacKillop’s Sainthood. In her professional life, Majella is an Auslan Interpreter within the Deaf Community and she served as a member of the WWL Committee in 2015.
Judy is a midwife who joined the 2nd Sopranos in 2010. She loves to spend time with family and friends, is a keen golfer and bridge player and spends whatever leftover time there might be travelling and bushwalking.
Gabby joined WWL in 2015.