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Kent Youth Singers and Kent Youth Choir
Daniel Ahern Ella Alemayehu-Lambert Rosalie Alemayehu-Lambert Elizabeth Allen Kitty Andrews Sophie Aujard Elizabeth Aviss Liam Bannister Dorothy Beales Sophia Bengtsson-Wheeler Felix Billington Charles Brooks Sarah Brooks Hannah Byrne Fay Carpenter Ben Clark Chloe Clark Ruxandra Clark Isobel Cooper Rosie Cooper Luke Cowan Millie Crook Freya Dawes Olivia Dawes
Laura Palmer Talitha Peck Katie Podolsky Abigail Potter Helen Roberts Ellen Rose Joseph Rushton Robert Rushton Laura Shackleton Conor Sinclair Kyle Siwek Peter Small Rachel Smith Rachael Stalker Rebecca Stevens Bethany Terry Max Thorpe Alice Tune Heather Turner Sarah Vincent
Sarah Ward Lottie Wells Jacob Williams
Kent Music Staff Manager: Liz Samson Vocal Coach: Danny Moulton Vocal Coach: Rose Martin Accompanist: John Hayden Administrator: Valerie Cordina Pastoral Staff: Steph Godwin Martin Hines Anne Jennings Mark Jennings Lis Webb
Tilly Dawes Olivia Dunn Rosie Evans Francesca Fennell Katharine Forbes Abbey Gibson Anna Harrison Jasmine Hill Venetia Iga Amy Kemp-Jones Rosie Lancaster Francesca Lewell Natasha Lower Kezia Luckham-Down Livia Malkin Amber Manford-Keen Natalie McGowan Ellie Meek Thea Minet Eden Morris Nancy Murdoch Eleanor Newman Louise Noble Rachel Oxby-Parker
Kent Youth Choir & Kent Youth Singers
Concert Tuesday 20th December 2016, 7pm
Revelation St Mary’s Church, Ashford, TN23 1QG
KYC conducted by Benjamin Rous
KYS conducted by Ciara Considine
About Kent Youth Wind Orchestra The Kent Youth Choirs
Kent Youth Choir The Kent Youth Choir (KYC), founded in 1983, is Kent Music’s principal senior youth choir comprising talented and committed musicians between the ages of 16 and 21. The choir performs advanced choral music from a large variety of genres and periods. The singers meet at residential courses in the three main school holiday periods for the opportunity to study and rehearse music in a focused and creative environment. KYC has been directed by visiting conductors of international repute including Scott Stroman, Bob Chilcott and David Lawrence. The choir has performed in venues throughout Kent and at all major concert venues in London.
Kent Youth Singers The Kent Youth Singers (KYS), was formed in response to the great demand for places in the Kent Youth Choir. Membership of this lively and talented choir, aged 16 to 21 years, is highly sought after and members are selected by audition from across the county. With experience gained in this group, many members go on to audition successfully for membership of KYC. KYS meets, along with KYC, at residential courses in the three main school holiday periods - these courses provide an environment which allows creativity and in-depth study of selected repertoire and the opportunity to meet with like-minded musicians. The choir studies and performs music from a large variety of genres and periods and has been directed by conductors of international repute including Mark De-Lisser from the ACM Gospel Choir.
Benjamin Rous - conductor of Kent Youth Choir
Benjamin Rous studied composition, piano and conducting at the Royal College of Music at King’s College, London. He also studied Javanese Gamelan music and has performed with Alpha Beta Gamelan, the RCM Gamelan Project and with members of the South Bank Gamelan Players and Paris Cité de la Musique in concerts and festivals in France, Germany and the UK, including at Glastonbury.
As a composer his work has been varied, writing for various combinations of instruments and voices. As a conductor he is equally at home directing symphonies and oratorios in concert, musicals in the theatre or a string section on a pop record.
About the Conductors
Ciara gained a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music where she also gained her Bachelors Degree and Post-Graduate Diploma on the piano. Performing solo recitals and chamber music in the North West, she also spent 12 years teaching the piano, flute and singing in Manchester.
Ciara recently recorded a CD of Irish folk songs, singing and playing all eight instruments involved. The album Ó Mo Chroi, has received good reviews and radio-play and is selling well via online distributors such as iTunes. She released her second album in 2010, titled Beyond the Waves.
Ciara Considine - conductor of Kent Youth Singers
Ben is passionate about music education. He works as conductor, accompanist and tutor with Kent Youth Choirs, has given classes for the Wigmore Hall Education department and Goldsmiths College’s PGCE course, has taught in secondary schools as a class music teacher as well as an instrumental teacher and for several years he was involved with the training of the Senior Orchestra at St Dunstan’s College. He is currently Director of Music at the Conservatoire in Blackheath.
Ciara grew up in Kent and gained a County Scholarship with the Kent Music School to study flute and piano. She toured Brazil and Argentina with the Kent Youth Orchestra and was a member of the Kent Youth Choir as well as the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.
Ciara teaches singing at Benenden School, conducts the East Malling Singers, the Vigo Singers, the MYMS voices, the Kent County Junior Singers, the Kent Youth Singers and was the choirmaster for the winning P&O Ferries choir in Gareth Malone’s The Choir: Sing While You Work series on BBC TV.