Richard Reeve, the three-time national gold medallist and Australian barbershop representative has returned to his home state after almost 15 years away and has been appointed musical director of the Brisbane River City Clippers chorus .
“Barbershop is ‘music for the man in the street’, so while I have limited formal music training, it is a passion of mine and has presented me with so many amazing opportunities,” Richard said. “I’m thrilled and honoured to be taking on this role, and to have the opportunity to share what I have learnt. The guys are a delight to work with.”
Richard grew up in Queensland and went to school and university in Brisbane before moving interstate to pursue work and post-graduate study. Richard may not be able to read music, but that has not stopped him embracing a passion for barbershop that has seen him sing on a world stage.
He discovered barbershop singing in Sydney, before spending a decade with the three-time national champion chorus, Vocal Evolution, in Perth. It was during this time that he won three national quartet gold medals and represented Australia at international competitions in the US, singing in front of thousands of people.