Ceri and Lynne at work

Lynne Rogers, Musical Director of Sefton Ladies Choir alongside Ceri Williams, accompanist .

Lynne Rogers MA, BA Hons, CTABRSM

Lynne Rogers originally studied Theology at Manchester University before travelling to Italy to study singing under Maestro Arrigo Pola, who famously taught Pavarotti. She then studied at Birmingham Conservatoire where she gained a Masters in Performance Studies.

Currently Lynne has a busy career as a freelance soprano, singing teacher and choral director. She is a gifted concert and oratorio performer and gives concerts and recitals regularly. Her broadcasts have included BBC1, ITV, S4C, Radio 3 and she is also a regular member of the BBC Daily Service Singers which broadcasts on Radio 4. She particularly enjoys 20th Century English Song repertoire and has sung in France, Holland, Italy and throughout the UK.

Lynne currently teaches singing at Liverpool Hope University and St Vincent’s School, a school specialising in the education of the visually impaired. She also adjudicates for the British and International Federation of Festivals. She has directed a number of ensembles, amongst which are show choirs, opera choruses and youth choirs. She currently conducts for Southport U3A choir, Richard Hart Singers and of course, Sefton Ladies’ Choir.

Ceri Williams: Accompanist

Ceri began playing the piano aged 9 and the clarinet a year later while at primary junior school. He continued to be involved in music throughout school in orchestra, wind-bands and choirs including playing with the Liverpool Schools’ Orchestra at St. Paul’s Cathedral. He has since established himself as a regular accompanist for singers in concerts and music festivals. Ceri moved to Southport and founded the choir, Octave, in 1998; he has been its musical director ever since.

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