Clacton Choral Society’s next concert will be on Saturday 2nd July 2022.
This will be an informal concert performance of highlights from The Pirates of Penzance.
Peter G Dyson - Conductor
David Mitchell – Piano
Come dressed as a pirate and you might win a prize!
Tickets: £10.00 for adults
£5.00 for children under 17
Book online via Ticket Source
Tickets also available from Roger Broomfield
JULIAN CHOU - LAMBERT - BARITONE
Julian Chou-Lambert, who began singing as a chorister in the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and returned to Cambridge as a choral scholar at Trinity College, achieving first class honours in music.
He then completed postgraduate studies with distinction at the Royal Academy of Music and has since performed many major classical operatic roles, concert highlights and recitals throughout the country.
He is also a keen composer and performer of his own works and sang in the UK premiere of Mascagni’s Isabeau with Opera Holland Park.
CLAIRE COLEMAN - SOPRANO
STEPHEN CVIIC - TENOR
Stephen Cviic cut his musical teeth as a boy treble and orchestral flautist. After a career in journalism, he changed track to pursue solo singing, spending two years on the Morley College Opera Course.
Since then, his operatic roles have included Don Jose (Carmen); Tamino (Die Zauberflöte); Macduff (Macbeth); Orpheus (Orpheus in the Underworld); Pong (Turandot); Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas); Frederic (The Pirates of Penzance) and numerous Handel tenor roles, including Grimoaldo (Rodelinda) and the title role in Belshazzar.
On the concert platform, Stephen has performed, among others, Handel’s Messiah and Judas Maccabeus, JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass and (with Clacton Choral) Litaniae Lauretanae.
He also enjoys giving regular, creatively-themed song recitals in and around London with his sister, Antonia Cviic (soprano). In March 2018, he will appear as the Prince in Harrow Opera’s production of Dvorak’s Rusalka.
PETER GREVATT - BARITONE
Peter was born in Hastings and studied theology and philosophy at King’s College, London. He studied voice with Jean Austin Dobson, Derek Hammond-Stroud of the Royal Academy of Music and went on to train with Michael Maurel.
He has performed many, largely lyric, baritone roles and over eighty operatic roles, around sixty oratorios, trod the boards with Pavarotti and Zancanaro and many others.
2011 saw the start of an extremely successful, ongoing, association with Saga Holidays. Since then, as a Music Host, Peter has written and presented hundreds of illustrated talks & recitals whilst hosting nine Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra seasons; and various Festivals
DANIEL JOY - TENOR
Daniel studied music at Durham University where he gained a first-class music degree and was awarded the Eve Myra Kisch Prize for outstanding academic achievement.
A choral scholar at Durham Cathedral, he studied on the postgraduate vocal course at The Royal College of Music, whence he graduated with distinction from the opera course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
He has worked as a soloist for numerous opera companies, performing lead as well as smaller roles.
Recent concert performances include Verdi’s Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in Eton College; Finzi's Dies Natalis with the Britten Sinfonia, and Handel's Messiah at the Cadogan Hall
EMILY KIRBY - ASHMORE - SOPRANO
Emily studied at the University of King’s College London and the Royal Academy of Music and has completed her Masters of Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
Previously Principal Artist with Palace Opera and a Young Artist with Head First Productions and the ‘Opera in the City’ Festival, Emily has performed lead roles in The Rape of Lucretia; Dido & Aeneas, and L’Incoronazione di Poppea .
Recently returned from the first leg of a European tour singing Verdi's Requiem with the Monteverdi Choir, to be completed later this year, in June she will be joining Opera Holland Park for their Summer season, followed by Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore with ‘Into Opera’ this August. www.emilykirbyashmore.co.uk
PATRICK MCCARTHY - BARITONE
Baritone Patrick McCarthy has been a notable figure on the East Anglian music scene for over thirty-five years. Trained at the Guildhall School of Music and the London Opera Centre, he has appeared with leading British opera companies and gave concerts in the UK and abroad, later teaching singing at the Colchester Institute.
He hit the headlines in 1974 when he rescued a televised Proms performance of Carmina Burana, when a singer was taken ill.
Some twenty-five years ago he successfully took up conducting and has appeared on television, at Snape Maltings and other leading East Anglian venues with his choirs and orchestra, the Colchester Philharmonic.
His recent singing engagements have included Noah in Britten’s Noyes Fludde; Puccini’s Messa di Gloria; Handel’s Messiah and Samson, and song recitals.
KATE SYMONDS - JOY - MEZZO SOPRANO
Kate Symonds-Joy graduated with a First-Class music degree from Cambridge and a DipRAM from the Royal Academy. Concert highlights include Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Sydney Opera House; Rutter's Feel the Spirit at the Barbican; Mahler's second symphony at Cadogan Hall; Elgar's Sea Pictures with the RPO; Handel's Messiah, Mozart's and Verdi’s Requiems.
Kate cycled to the most northerly-inhabited part of the UK, the Shetland Islands' Muckleflugga lighthouse to sing Judith Weir's King Harald's Saga. Recently she joined the Prison Choir Project to sing the role of Carmen with a chorus of inmates in Dartmoor and Wandsworth Prisons. She sings regularly as a member of Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective and recently appeared at the Aldeburgh Festival and Leipzig Bach-fest. Last summer she made debuts at both the Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall, as part of the BBC Proms.
Kate has taught the choral scholars of both St. John's Voices and Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge since 2014.
American soprano Elizabeth Weisberg joined the Royal Opera House in 2017. In the 2019/20 Season she sings Ensemble/Danish Mother (Death in Venice).
Elizabeth Weisberg studied at Stanford University and the Royal Academy of Music. Her operatic appearances include Melanto in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Aldeburgh Festival and Globe Theatre), Diane and Aréthuze in Actéon and First Witch/Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas (Early Opera Company) and Ninfa (cover) and soprano ensemble in L’Orfeo (Opéra de Lille). She has appeared in the Chichester, Winchester, Aldeburgh and Three Choirs festivals and performed with conductors including Charles Mackerras, Roger Norrington, Iván Fischer, Emmanuelle Haïm, Trevor Pinnock, Harry Bicket, Nicholas Kraemer and Christian Curnyn.
Elizabeth Weisberg’s concert highlights include Handel’s Messiah at St Thomas’s Fifth Avenue, New York City, and with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall, Haydn’s Creation with Mark Elder and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Poissy, Mendelssohn’s Elijah in the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Bach’s St Matthew Passion at the Bridgewater Hall.