H.E. Mrs Linda Hurley becomes our patron

Good Life Chorus is thrilled to announce that Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley has become our patron!

Mrs Hurley and her husband, His Excellency General the Honorable David Hurley (rtd), Governor-General of Australia, visited Good Life Chorus in 2019 while Mr Hurley was NSW Governor. Mrs Hurley has a keen interest in choral music and in community singing, and led Good Life Chorus in an impromptu rendition of “You are my sunshine”.

Mrs Hurley (nee McMartin) was born and raised in Sydney. She was educated at Kingsgrove High School and went on to become a teacher, commencing in 1976. She married David Hurley in 1977.

In the course of their married life, Mrs Hurley has supported her husband throughout his career on a wide variety of postings in Australia and overseas, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Malaysia.

Mrs Hurley’s own career in education has been in both the public and private school systems, until her retirement from full time teaching in July 2011. She has been an active member of the community as a Pastoral Carer at the Canberra Hospital and Hospice. Mrs Hurley holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Canberra.

Mrs Hurley has an interest in the Arts, especially music. She is passionate about singing, and showing how singing, especially in a group, can have a positive impact on individuals and the community.

Mrs Hurley is a member and was the first Patron of ‘Solid Rock’, a Christian Ministry to women in Defence. She has been a member of the St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church choir in Canberra and is a member of the Australian Military Wives Choir.

Good Life Chorus welcomes Mrs Hurley as our patron.