Melford Music Recital at Holy Trinity

Date: 29th June 2022

Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm

EMMA BISHTON soprano

TOM COGAN piano

JENNIFER CABLE recorder

STEPHEN MITCHELL piano

 

EMMA BISHTON whilst a classically trained singer, Emma enjoys singing a wide range of repertoire and seeks to use her skills and experience to promote singing and it benefits for people of all ages.  She also trained as a music therapist,  and worked for 10 years with people with learning disabilities.  She performs regularly both as a soloist and in small groups.  Solo performances have included recital of work by De Falla, Fauré and Boulanger in Lion Walk Church, Colchester; Mozart and Handel German Arias with Lavenham Sinfonia, and numerous concerts with the Suffolk Villages Festival.  As an ensemble singer she performs regularly with the 5-part the Marenzio Singers who specialise in early music and madrigals.  For 25 years she has been part of the specialist contemporary choir The New London Chamber Choir, performing Stockhausen’s opera Donnerstag at the Festival Hall.   Emma is also the musical director of Nayland Choir.

 

TOM COGAN Tom is an East Anglian and gained a choristership to St Johns Cambridge at the age of eight and started organ lessons with Dr George Guest when he was Head Chorister.  He was a Music Scholar at Lancing and continued his Organ studies with John Alston, himself a pupil of Frank Bridge.  Tom was the first pupil from the refounded Choir School to go back to St Johns as a choral scholar.    After Cambridge, Tom pursued his singing career in London.  He was in the Choir of St Marylebone under the inimitable Michael Howard.  He also sang at Westminster Abbey, St Pauls Cathedral, St Peter-Ad-Vincula in the Tower of London.  His freelance work included singing for the John Alldis Singers and Cantores in Ecclesia.  He appeared in King Roger at Sadlers Wells, Tancredi at Rennes and Orleans and was in the premiere of Taverners Therese at the Royal Opera House.   As well as all his musical pursuits he is a member of Gainsboroughs House workshop and does wood engravings for leisure.  Tom retired as Director of Music at Holmwood House School in 2012.  He is organist at St Marys Church, Boxford.

 

JENNIFER CABLE graduated from Trinity College of Music in Greenwich with a first class degree and then taught music with Hertfordshire and Southward music services.  She founded her own recorder ensemble Mean Time, and alongside solo performances plays with the Longslade Consort, Tutti Flutti and the British Recorder Light Orchestra. 

 

STEPHEN MITCHELL read music at Exeter University where he was the Organ Scholar.  After teaching music in a comprehensive school in Welwyn Garden City, he became a priest.  He served as a curate at Malvern Priory, before becoming Precentor at Leicester Cathedral.  He continues to make music and enjoys composing and playing the cello.  And playing the cello. and learning cello



See Also: Melford Music

 

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