About Me

Kate Bell
Kate is a choral composer and arranger, choir director and singing teacher. She has been a school music and drama teacher and a Suzuki piano teacher. However, her work with choirs has now grown into a full-time occupation. In 2012, she founded Volcanic City Voices with her friend and colleague, Steven Rapana, and Kate continues to direct this large, friendly all-comers choir. Since 2013, she has also directed Stonefields Choir, another unauditioned mixed-voice choir, and Sister Shout women's choir on Waiheke Island. In addition, Kate runs the Choir for a Day workshops for people who would love to belong to a choir but can't commit to a regular weeknight, and has been involved in mentoring and running workshops for other community choirs. Having completed her MMus at Auckland University in 2015, Kate continues to sing with the Auckland Chamber Choir, the university-based choir conducted by Dr Karen Grylls, and, as a member of that choir, has had the opportunity to sing some strange and wonderful music in diverse places. Kate believes that singing is a learned skill and that everyone can sing and explore new ways of working with their voice.
Auckland & Northland