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Management Committee
The High Street Bells Choir is run by a voluntary management committee with a range of skills, experiences and passion for the Choir program.

Dr Julie Contole (President)


Julie is now retired but has a background in psychology and experience working with people with acquired brain injury and their carers.This led her to begin volunteering in late 2010 after she was inspired by a Choir performance. Julie has continued to be inspired by the Choir – enjoying being part of this supportive community and even becoming a more confident singer. 


Katherine Wositzky (Vice president)

Katherine believes strongly that music makes for a better world. She feels privileged to be part of the Choir as she gets to see the rich experiences that music brings to participants and audiences alike. As a social research consultant for over 25 years, Katherine enjoys working on the Committee of Management and contributing towards building the Choir's capacity to grow and thrive.


Lynette Harper (Treasurer)

Lyn (Nettie) has worked as a teacher and an accountant for many years, both in Melbourne and overseas, and has always enjoyed music.  Her finance work has been mostly working in not-for-profit organisations.  Lyn has been the High Street Bells treasurer for 3 years. 
'This is great opportunity to combine a skill and a passion and meet wonderful people!  The week always starts well after Choir.'

Judy Rassaby (Secretary)

Judy was drawn to getting involved with the High Street Bells Choir because she sees the value and power of music and singing to bring joy to people in many different settings.

Judy's background is in psychology and her working life centred around public education and family support. From many years of working with families with children with disabilities and serious illness Judy knows that music is often an important source of comfort and healing. 

Judy enjoys participating in choirs and music groups for relaxation and the fun of making music with other people.

Lynne Bonney (Volunteer representative )

Information coming soon ...

Thomas Russell (Committee Member)

I started life on a farm in a little country town called Glen Waverley. Out of school I became a clerk for a flour mill in Kensington. I qualified as an accountant auditor for a music retailer. I became a support worker for people with acquired brain injuries which is how I JOINED HSBC.

I am a father of five children and grandfather to four.

Scott Macfie (Committee Member)

Scott has been part of the Choir almost since the beginning. Scott is an enthusiastic member of the choir, is on the committee and is one of the unofficial spokespersons for the High Street Bells.

Irene Madio ( Committee Member)

Information coming soon ...

Tanya  Pascoe (Committee Member)

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David Joy (Committee Member)

My sister got me into the High Street Bells Choir and I really love it. It is a great way to start the week. This may sound unlikely, but each week is better than the last. As performers we learn new songs from our Musical Director. I never get bored, I am friends with everyone, our concerts are fantastic and our audiences appreciate us.





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