Born to a musical family and raised within the wider family of St. Andrew's congregation, Geoff tried various instruments before settling on clarinet, playing with the City of Newcastle Concert Band. Moving to Sydney with a career in IT, Geoff's early interest in singing escalated to an all-consuming passion, culminating in concurrent membership of three varsity choirs, the auditioned choir Bel a cappella and choir of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Strathfield (singing liturgy services from Cyrillic script). In Newcastle, Geoff is currently Choir Master of the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church choir, singing bass professionally with Choir V and is a regular soloist with Opera Hunter, having earned his stripes in competition and on tour with Echology (formerly the University of Newcastle Chamber Choir). Geoff has studied singing under Chris Allen, Rosemary Saunders, Ghillian Sullivan and Alan Hicks.
Geoff Hicks - Choir Master