We would like to thank our Creative Team, as through their hard work and ongoing support we have been able to produce amazing concerts, benefits and musical extravaganzas for many years.
Jillian Bridge joined Macarthur Singers as our Musical Director in 2007 and we are extremely happy Jillian has continued on as our permanent Musical Director.
Prior to this she had an extensive history with Macarthur Singers, often performing lead violin as part of our concerts. Whilst with us, Jillian has experienced many “firsts” and career highlights including being the first and only person in Australia to conduct the multi-media work The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace with massed choir and symphony orchestra to the official film, twice!
Jillian Bridge is a respected violin teacher, conductor and freelance violinist. Conductor of the Fisher's Ghost Youth Orchestra in Campbelltown for 15 years, Jillian also taught chamber music at the Sydney Conservatorium Access Centre. Jillian has been a string tutor at many music camps including the State Education Department’s music camps and the School Spectacular at the Entertainment Centre. She was a regular member of the local Baroque group Les Amis for many years.
Jillian currently coordinates the string program at Wollondilly Anglican College and has recently taken on developing a choir at the school. She maintains a large number of private violin students from beginner to Associate Diploma level. Jillian is a regular member of the orchestra "The Occasional Performing Sinfonia" (TOPS) and also plays for a variety of musical societies in Sydney. She is a founding member of Macarthur Strings Quartet which has been providing quality music for the Macarthur and Southern Highlands areas for nearly 20 years.
Mark Cranston Reid
With over 30 years of experience across Sydney as a Musical Director, composer, conductor, arranger, vocal coach, performer and accompanist, Mark Reid is one of our most talented members of our group.
Mark’s work as a musical director includes West Side Story, Little Shop of Horrors, King and I, Pirates of Penzance and The Pajama Game (Campbelltown Theatre Group), Brigadoon (Rockdale Musical Society), Godspell (T.H.E. Theatre Company), The Merry Widow (Canterbury Theatre Group) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Engadine Musical Society)
Mark was the Musical Director of the Australian theatrical premier of Jekyll and Hyde. As a pianist, Mark’s credits include the world premiere of Jon English’ Paris. Onstage Mark was Bamatabois in Les Miserables and Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar (both for WOFTAM). Mark has also performed in cabarets and conceived and performed in original revues at the Sydney Seymour Centre.
Other credits include being principal arranger for the Cumberland Gang Show and composing original music for the musical Superkids. He also provided the arrangements and conducted the music for the opening of the Orion Centre in Campsie. Mark has been accompanist with with The Macarthur Singers since 2008. Mark was the Music Director for Oklahoma at Campbelltown Theatre Group in 2011.