Our Next ConcertMusic Workshop Saturday 17th February 2:00pm at Trinity Centre, Louth
An opportunity to work with Val Whitlock, singer, vocal animateur, workshop leader, choral director, singing teacher and author.
We are the music makers at the centre of time – on the Greenwich Meridian in Louth Lincolnshire.
The Meridian Singers perform songs from light classics, jazz, gospel, popular and other genres. We are always keen to ensure that audiences are entertained by our performances so our amazing Musical Director, Michael Flowers, makes sure there is plenty of variety and nothing too heavy or serious.
Christine Hayward – Choir Chairman
“Music has always been central to my life in school, colleges and during my career in education. Nothing has given me greater pleasure than to be a founder member of a choir, which welcomes singers of all abilities and has an excellent musical director and talented accompanist. Since its inception three years ago the Meridian Singers has established itself locally and further afield, taking part in the touring project “Follow the Herring” and the Oundle Festival of Music and Drama. We have a challenging programme for the next three years of concerts, workshops and festivals but we will never lose sight of the enjoyment and friendship, underlying all that we do.”
Michael Flowers – Musical Director
Michael studied piano and composition at Trinity College of Music, London. During his time there he was awarded the Chappell Prize for Composition and is still writing music to this day. He worked in the world of ballet at first but gradually became more interested in choral singing. As the accompanist of the highly successful ‘Ace of Herts’ choir that was conducted at that time by Val Whitlock of ‘Singing Sherlock’ fame he learnt just how wonderful working with dedicated singers can be. From this point it was always Michael’s ambition to work with an SSA choir as a musical director. So when the Meridian Singers asked if he would take on the role of their Musical Director it was a perfect fit.
Michael still regularly performs as a pianist and has appeared at such venues as the Royal Albert Hall, The Wigmore Hall and of course the Conoco Room, Louth. His own music has been heard in many countries as far apart as Peru and Russia and he continues to always look for new ways of bring music to people so that they can share the very special connection that music makes between us all.
Gill Parker, Accompanist
Gill is better known for her singing than for her piano playing, performing as both a soloist and choral singer across the country. As a student she and husband, David, were founder members of the Tallis Scholars.
Gill has always enjoyed accompanying and we are delighted that she now regularly joins us for our choir rehearsals and Concerts.