I am a professional singer, teacher and choral director living in West Cumbria. I have a private teaching practice, direct the small vocal ensemble Eaglesfield Singers and accompany Cockermouth’s women’s choir, The Castlegate Singers.
I teach all ages but specialise in working with young singers with changing voices, aiming to keep them singing healthily through this challenging stage of their singing lives. I am passionate about getting the best out of every single person who comes to me for singing lessons at every level, whether their aim is to work towards exams, figure out how to sing in tune with good breath control, gain confidence in singing their part in a choir or just learn new songs and have fun!
My love of singing came originally from singing in choirs as a youngster. Ensemble singing is still very important to me and I enjoy singing with The Wordsworth Singers, Scottish Vocal Ensemble and Herdwyck Consort. I recently performed soprano solos in Bach’s Mass in B Minor with The Wordsworth Singers and the Adderbury Ensemble as part of the choir’s 20th anniversary concert.
Other solo engagements have included Last Night of the Proms concerts at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, recitals at Carlisle Cathedral and numerous collaborations with Michael Hancock, including a CD (with actor, Andrew Leggott) of poetry and song, On Linnet’s Wings. My most recent recital last summer was an exploration of the vocal music of Purcell, Brahms and Debussy. I also perform from time to time as a soloist for Cockermouth Harmonic Society, Keswick Choral Society and Wigton Choral Society.
Performances coming up…
The diary is pretty quiet these days. Hopefully dates for performances planned for 2021 will go ahead.
Saturday 3rd July, URC Cockermouth
A half-hour song recital with Sam Weakley.
Date to be confirmed, July 2021:
Cockermouth Harmonic Society
A performance to include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Purcell’s Dido’s Lament.
Dates to be confirmed