The Music Team

Assistant Conductor

Greg Place

Greg began singing aged 9 in Derby and was a chorister at St Georges Church. He continued singing at school and at University; and has been singing on and off ever since. Choirmaster at St Peter’s Church, Ravenshead, he is also occasional conductor of Southwell Orchestral Society, for whom he regularly plays both French horn and trumpet.

Greg produces rehearsal CDs for choir members; and he is also the choir’s Making Music representative.

 

Accompanist

Stephen Wall

Stephen has accompanied the choir in concert for around 5 years, and since summer 2012, also in rehearsal. Stephen’s fine playing, along with his patience, make a great contribution, which is both appreciated and enjoyed by the choir.

Stephen first accompanied a choir aged eight in his local church, and continued through his formative years. At Nottingham University he performed concertos by Mozart and Shostakovich. Today, Stephen concentrates on piano accompaniment, working with Ravenshead G & S Society and with Linda Darnell and pupils. In addition, Stephen is Director of Kirkby Light Operatic Society.

Stephen holds the Licentiate performers diploma in pianoforte from Trinity College and a Master of Music degree from Sheffield University.

Musical Director

Ellie Martin

Ellie began her musical training at a young age, learning the violin and piano, before she began to focus on singing when she was fifteen. She went on to study Vocal Performance at Trinity College of Music, and graduated in 2010 with First Class Honours.

Ellie has extensive experience as a singing teacher, and in running music workshops, school singing assemblies and staff training sessions. For the past few years Ellie was the Vocal Coordinator for Bird College Music Service, a role in which she was committed to promoting engagement with music across all ages and abilities. She directed choirs from age 4 to adult, and conducted a massed choir of over 700 in the Royal Festival Hall on several occasions.

Aside from her conducting work, Ellie is a professional singer, and a member of London-based choir Blossom Street, with whom she has toured internationally. Ellie features as a soloist, as well as part of the ensemble, on Sleep, Holy Babe, Down by the Sea and A Short While For Dreaming, three CDs released by the choir, which have all received critical acclaim.

Ellie moved to Nottingham in October 2016 to study a master’s degree in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. She is very much enjoying working with Mansfield Choral Society, and is looking forward to continuing the success of the choir. 

 

Music Committee

This committee meets twice a year to plan future concert programmes, aiming to select these three years ahead to ensure that they do not clash with those of other choirs.

Possible soloists are also proposed and discussed before the Artistic Director makes his recommendations to the Committee for approval.

We also periodically ask choir members what they would like to sing in the future. Please feel free to make any suggestions to the Concert Secretary, so that they can be considered.

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Next Concerts

Songs for a Summer Evening

Café style concert celebrating Summer.

Date:
24 June 2017 19:30
Venue:
Queen Elizabeth Academy,150 Chesterfield Road, Mansfield, NG19 7AP

Haydn's Creation

Performing with Bingham & District Choral Society

Date:
25 November 2017 19:30
Venue:
Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell NG25 0HD

Christmas Carol Concert

Tickets: £5

Date:
14 December 2017 19:30
Venue:
Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, Mansfield, NG19 7AP
All Upcoming Concerts

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