|Stephen Vickers (Accompanist) & Dr Nigel Russell (Musical Director)|
Dr Nigel Russell, Musical Director
Whilst studying for a degree in Chemistry at the University of Kent, Nigel Russell won a bursary to study singing for three years with Kathryn Lewis in Canterbury. He moved to London in 1994, joining the Philharmonia Chorus and was a founding member of the Quartet of St Giles-in-the-Fields.
He continued to study singing with Brian Trueman at the London College of Music. Moving to Sheffield in 2000, Nigel returned to sing in his native Buxton with the Buxton Madrigal Singers under the direction of Michael Williams MBE. He was awarded a Diploma in Music from the Open University in 2001. Nigel was appointed Songman in Sheffield Cathedral Choir in 2003. He has sung Father (Humperdink - Hansel and Gretel) in Sheffield, November 2003; Dichterliebe (Schumann) in Chesterfield and Sheffield Cathedral, Spring 2004; Songs of Travel (Vaughan Williams) and Earth and Air and Rain (Finzi) in Sheffield Cathedral, November 2004; Samuel (Sullivan - Pirates of Penzance) in Sheffield, May 2005; Songs of the Sea (Stanford) and Folk Songs (Britten) in Sheffield Cathedral and St Andrew Psalter Lane Music Festival, 2007; A programme of Victorian Parlour Songs with Stephen Vickers in Wakefield and Sheffield Cathedrals, 2009. Nigel has conducted Sheffield Cathedral Choir and plays the organ regularly at Sheffield Cathedral, the four-manual Hill organ at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist in Buxton and on 2 September 2011 accompanied the Buxton Madrigal Singers for Choral Evensong on the Harrison & Harrison organ at Durham Cathedral.
Nigel became Musical Director of Worrall Male Voice Choir in July 2005. In August 2005 he was elected Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers, and is a member of the Association of British Choral Directors.
Stephen Vickers, Accompanist
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