On Song for Christmas

My first performance directing the Chester Songsmiths took place in Hoole this weekend at the Lights Switch On. It was most enjoyable and the ladies were in good voice. It has been as much a learning curve for me to pick up and work with their established style and repertoire as for […]

Get set for Christmas

The half-term break offers a chance to relax and reflect on the exciting weeks ahead. Many of my students are preparing for their first performance platform event which takes place in just over two weeks. This gives all my students an opportunity to perform their chosen piece in a relaxed and friendly, […]

Conducting the Caldy Valley Voices

From September 2014, I took over the direction of the Aldford Singers, a community choir founded only 12 months previously. We prepared and performed a World War 1 celebration concert in October 2014 in collaboration with my previous choir, the NE Singers to a packed Village Hall in Aldford. In January […]

NESingers – A new direction

NESingers – Musical Director’s Vision Statement, September 2012 This season we are heading in a new direction following on from the successful Singing Day in May. The new branding “NESingers” opens the door to anyone who wants to join us, whether to sing with our broader, more accessible musical repertoire […]

May: Month of Messiah

Famous choral music coming up every Saturday in May to which you can listen or participate in. 5th May: Sing Along Messiah – Chester Cathedral 270 years after the final notes were added to the score at Chester Cathedral. The friends of the cathedral have organised a sing along Messiah […]

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