Song Appetit with Stephen Taberner
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About the Event
Fabulous musicians join us for dinner and give us an intimate opportunity to hear their story and their music.
Stephen Taberner was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, where much of his early musical damage was inflicted in church. Escaping from the twin perils of eternal godliness and an academic career, he attempted to navigate a maverick horseswap into the bohemian waters of the Sydney jazz scene, only to be sideswiped by a world music choir. "Voices from the Vacant lot", exposed him to the more visceral and life changing pleasures of vocal music from South Africa, Georgia, Bulgaria, and almost everywhere else.This led to a blossoming career as a choir leader, with a continued interest in double bass playing/singing, songwriting, theatre and clowning.
Stephen's home territory is wherever his work takes him, Melbourne, NSW and UK. He's busy as a choir and workshop leader, and collaborates with Lucy Wise and others, but he is most known for, and most concerned with his ongoing work as artistic director of the notorious Spooky Men's Chorale.