concert on 12th May was Michael's last one as our conductor, leaving
us to become Musical Director of the Choral
Society of Durham from September 2012. We were very sorry to
lose Michael but warmly congratulate him on this appointment.
is a successful choral conductor and music educator. He is Head
of Music Technology at St.
Thomas More Catholic School, Blaydon and Musical Director of
the Prudhoe and Gleemen Choral Societies. He has worked with numerous
other choirs including National
Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Huddersfield University Choir
and Felling Male Voice Choir. Michael delivers lectures at Durham
University on Choral Conducting and is currently Music Technology
coordinator for the Durham PGCE course. Michael is passionate about
increasing numbers involved in Choral music and at present is setting
up Gateshead Youth Choir and a Youth Male Voice Choir for the North
took over as the Conductor of Guisborough Choral Society on 1st
Summers MA BMus(Hons) P.G.C.E.