Musical Director - 2014 - 2020

Jonathan Albertini

Jonathan (Jono) Albertini was the first Director of Coastal Charisma, adding us to his stable of talented adult and youth 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".

In 2013 Jonathan founded, (and directs) one of the largest annual youth development festivals “Voices in Paradise” which attracts hundreds of young male and female singers annually. Coastal Charisma is proud to be involved with the VIP event, including a showcase concert.

Interim Director

Carmen Chan, our Assistant Director, has stepped up as the Interim Director for Coastal Charisma. We have a great rehearsal plan under Carmen's direction and supported by our dedicated Music Team.  

Current Vacancy

Coastal Charisma Chorus (a women's a capella "Barbershop" singing group chartered with Sweet Adelines International) has a strong team culture, a positive Management Committee, a motivated Music Team, a talented Assistant Director, an experienced Musical Liaison, a robust rehearsal routine in a great venue, a solid local reputation for public performances, 43 friendly and talented singers, very sparkly costumes … and an exciting opportunity for a new Music Director!

Here on the Gold Coast in Queensland, we have a lot to offer as we were only minimally affected by the COVID lockdown and have been rehearsing consistently throughout 2020, furthering our use of technology, learning new songs and building our membership base.

We would welcome a novice Music Director we can continue to grow with, just as much as we’d be delighted with an experienced Director to learn from.  

A barbershop background is not a deal-breaker, but a positive attitude, musical aptitude and excellent communication skills are vital. So is a modern and forward-thinking style of musical leadership.

Each and every member contributes to and influences our success as a team, so come and enjoy the adventures that Coastal Charisma will embark on in 2021.

Please send your expression of interest to Fiona Petty at