Bolsover in Good Voice
The Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School has welcomed the addition of the experienced choral conductor and performance choreographer Steven Roberts as part of their line-up of tutors for their forthcoming course.
Although Steven is best known for working with choirs, he has also conducted orchestras, wind bands and brass bands in the UK and abroad and is currently the conductor of the Altrincham Choral Society, Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir and Honley Male Voice Choirs.
In addition he is a member of the Association of British Choral Directors, a life member of the Royal Philharmonic Society, Chair of the Trustees of the British and International Federation of Festivals and sits on the Music Partnership Board for Kirklees Year of Music. During his undergraduate training he studied piano, brass and voice and researched conductor training as part of his Master of Education degree.
Steven has maintained links with brass bands as Musical Director of the Gary Clarke Company touring with the critically acclaimed contemporary dance productions of 'COAL' and 'WASTELAND' which featured brass band accompaniment. He is also an Honorary Vice President of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band.
A spokesperson for the course explained, "Steven will add a new dimension to the summer school as delegates will undertake a vocal and choreography workshop culminating in a performance on the final concert of popular sea shanty 'The Wellerman'.”
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