- 17 September 1929
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Artistic director, Music teacher and Musician
- Alternative Names
- Oliver, Judith (birth name)
Judith Curphey OAM is the founder and Artistic Director of the Australian Girls Choir. Judith enjoyed a successful career as a classroom music teacher before starting the Choir upon her retirement in 1984.
Judith wanted to challenge the accepted convention that boys sing 'better' than girls, and create a female choir with a uniquely Australian sound and high artistic standards, a group of girls and young women which could dance as well as sing, and was renowned for its quality of presentation.
The Choir has grown from just 150 choristers in Melbourne, to now over 3,500 choristers in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. In 2011, Judith Curphey continues in the role as Artistic Director.