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Singing

All enquiries to the Section Co-Ordinator: Mrs Helen Mountain, 01392 681528, Email

NO AMPLIFICATION OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED.  BACKING TRACKS ARE PERMITTED BUT MUST CONTAIN NO VOCALS AT ALL AND THE PLAYBACK MACHINE MUST BE PROVIDED/OPERATED BY THE COMPETITOR 

Adjudicator: Angela Rowley BA (Hons), PGCE, FISM

Angela, a graduate in German from University College, London, followed a career in teaching before embarking on voice training with eminent teacers including the late Paul Hamburger.

She encourages her pupils to enter festivals for the opportunity to perform, hear peers, and receive professional critique. Her hopes are that the experience will be challenging, educational and fun! She draws on her love or poetry and experience as a performer and teacher.

Angela directs Harmony 96 which performs major oratorios twice a year and is MD of Eccles Community Choir which has performed in Lünen, Münster, Utrecht, Cologne and Brugges cathedrals, and at the Menin Gate.

She taught singing in a comprehensive school and a Sixth Form College where she assisted in the production of musicals and initiated the development of music in the curriculum for students with learning difficulties. She is a firm believer that music is an essential life skill from which no one shold be excluded on grounds of ability.

In 2019 Angela was a finalist in the Classic FM/|Musicians Union Francesca Hanley Inspirational Teacher of the Year Awards.

Having been there myself, I understand the trepidation of facing an audience. My wish is to put performers at their ease, encourage then and give useful hints for an improved performance.