Jonathan (Jono) Albertini was the first Director of Coastal Charisma since its formation in 2014. Jono proudly added us to his stable of talented a capella singing groups including "The Blenders", "Blenders Youth Chorus", "Cornerstone Chorus", Griffiith Univeristy student group "Serotonin" , and various school choirs.
In December 2020, we understood when Jono resigned to pursue his career in fulltime school teaching after several years of post-graduate studies. He remaints the current director of the 8-time Barbershop Harmoney Australia gold medalist chorus “The Blenders Chorus” and of a newly established young male group "Cornerstone".
Fun Fact: Jono's mum, Vicki sings with Coastal Charisma.
Since May, we have welcomed Kim Booth, who successfully completed a 3 month trial for the role of Director, mentored by Helen Hunter.
As from 1st September 2021, Kim Booth has been appointed our Musical Director.
Kim has a Diploma of Music and has been involved with a capella groups since hight school. She spent almost 2 years singing with 'Vox', a youth choir involved with The Sydney Philharmonic Choirs, including a performance with Katie Noonan for the Lord of the Rings in the Opera House.
Kim was a member of 'Isabell A capella' for 3 years and toured Japan with them, singing within arms' reach of the Golden Buddha in Nara and performing in the Iron Chef Sukai's restaurant on a ridiculoulsy high level of a Tokyo skyscraper.
She is also the Director of the Remote Chapter of the Military Wives Choir.
Fun Fact: Kim is the daughter of a euphonium playing Salvation Army Bandmaster and a vocally gifted mother..