The Music Team

Artistic Director

Peter Siepmann

Peter Siepmann has been Artistic Director of Mansfield Choral Society since March 2012.  Alongside his work with the choral society, he is Organist & Director of Music at St Peter's Church in Nottingham, Head of Academic Music at Repton School, an examiner for the ABRSM and an organ tutor at the University of Nottingham.  Recent projects with Mansfield Choral Society have included stalwarts of the repertoire such as Handel Messiah and Mozart Requiem (the latter with the Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra and a choir of over 200 singers), as well as works that include Rutter Gloria, Purcell Dido & Aeneas and Shearing Songs & Sonnets.  Peter sits on the regional committee of the Royal Schools of Church Music, for whom he regularly leads workshops, and is a former President of the Nottingham & District Society of Organists. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and holds the Licentiate diploma of the ABRSM.

His musical education began as a chorister at Bruern Abbey and continued at St Edward's School, Oxford, under the tutelage of Julian McNamara and Anthony Kerr-Dineen. During his time at the University of Nottingham (from which he holds both undergraduate and doctorate degrees), Peter directed the university chorus, orchestra and chamber choir. Following his graduation, he worked as a Teacher of Music in the renowned department at Uppingham School for several years.

As Director of Music at St Peter's Nottingham since 2007, Dr Siepmann trains and directs the church choir Sunday-by-Sunday as well as on regular visits to both domestic and foreign destinations (with recent years seeing tours to Notre-Dame de Paris, Westminster Abbey, and many of the UK's cathedrals). As well as developing the Saturday morning series of 'Coffee Break' Concerts, he oversaw the fund raising, design and installation of the new church organ which was installed at Christmas 2010.

Peter Siepmann lives in Beeston, Nottingham with his wife, Adele.
 

 

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.

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 from the Shows

Café style concert celebrating Summer.

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

Haydn: The Creation

With Bingham & District Choral Society and the Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra.

Date:
25 November 2017 19:30
Venue:
Southwell Minster, Southwell
All Upcoming Concerts

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