About the Music Team

Music Director – Philip Oliver


Philip is a born and bred Wellingtonian, he studied at Tawa College and is now finishing a degree in Software Engineering. Philip has been well involved with choirs since his time at high school. While he was at Tawa College, he was in the school’s all-comers choir Dawn Chorus, as well as the auditioned choir Blue Notes. It was here that he fell in love with choral music.

Since then, Philip has been involved with the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir, the Orpheus Choir of Wellington, and has sung as a tenor in Wellington Youth Choir since 2017. He is excited to be furthering his musical journey as music director in 2020, and is looking forward to a fun year of choral music!


Accompanist & Co-Music Director – Gabriel Khor
Originally from Malaysia, Gabriel first encountered the choral music scene in Christchurch and have fallen in love with the craft of it ever since. Having worked alongside choirs like Burnside Highschool Senior Chorale, Malestrom and Cantoris, Gabriel has continued his passion for music through to Tertiary studies, completing his Honours in Composition in 2019 and a Bachelor of Performance in 2018.
Gabriel has worked with Wellington Youth choir as an accompanist since 2017 but has now stepped up to the Co-directing role for 2020. He is super excited for what this year has to offer!

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