SUMMER CONCERT 2019
Saturday, 15th June at 7.45 p.m.
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St Mary's Church, Marsh Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, UK
the location of St. Mary's church click here.
(See below for biography)
The Burnham Music Group
(See below for biography)
MUSICAL DIRECTOR - Oliver Wood:Oliver
is a young and enthusiastic musician with experience across the musical gamut. A
Essex Youth Orchestras from the age of 12, Oliver was awarded the Laura Marco
award for Highest Attainment for his Grade 8 Flute and is also an accomplished
guitarist and pianist. He studied for his degree in Music (BA Hons) at The
University of York and during his time at University he conducted a range of
styles. His experience includes Contemporary music premieres of works by Luis
Tinoco and Morton Subotnik with the Chimera Ensemble, Brass band concerts and a
large scale Musical theatre performance of The Witches of Eastwick.
Oliver is a keen composer and wrote and work-shopped his string quartet with the
renowned group Quator Diotima. He has written two new musicals - Wonderland
and A Tale of Two, which have both premiered successfully at The
Edinburgh Festival Fringe. More locally, Oliver is the resident Musical Director
for Mad Hatter Productions and has conducted their performances of two Christmas
cabarets, the Madness musical Our House and is currently working on their
upcoming productions of Big Fish and Spring Awakening. Last year
he was Musical Director for Eastern Edge Theatre Company's production of Guys
and Dolls at the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe and CBM Theatre's recent
performance of Little Shop of Horrors at the same venue. In the
New Year, Oliver will be working with the Gallery players as MD for the 25th
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
PIANO and REHEARSAL PIANIST
was born and raised in Doncaster by a very musical family.
He was educated at Danum Grammar School where music was his early
progressed in his aim to become a secondary school music teacher.
He trained at Newton Park College, Bath Spa University, where he
sang in the choir, which went on to win the International Eisteddfod.
Steve plays the Piano, Cello, French horn, violin and double bass as well
as the church organ. Steve taught at St Peterís School (now Ormiston Rivers
Academy) in Burnham for 13 years with his mentor, Peter Dale, our BMG Founder.
Interestingly, during this time he taught Tom, Will and Katherine Potten.Steve
now teaches children and adults individual instruments on a one to one basis.
He also teaches them to sing as this assists their learning of music.
Steve was appointed BMG Accompanist and Concert Continuo in January 2016 after
the retirement of Tom Potten.
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