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New Musical Director for 75th Anniversary Year

New Musical Director for 75th Anniversary Year

Thursday 30 March 2023

New Musical Director for 75th Anniversary Year

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The Guernsey Choral and Orchestral Society are delighted to announce that Rachel Wright will be taking the helm as Musical Director from 2023.

Rachel Wright grew up in Guernsey and was educated at The Ladies’ College. She then continued her studies at Trinity College of Music and Institute of Education on London. Rachel moved to the Sultanate of Oman in 1999 where she was Director of Music at The British School - Muscat. She returned to Guernsey in 2006 and taught music at The Ladies’ College before moving to the Guernsey Music Service as Head of Vocal Studies in 2011.

Rachel directs six choirs as part of the Music service with students aged between 7-18years old. She has directed the Guernsey Girls Choir and the Youth Choir in performances to the Earl and Countess of Wessex. Since 2011 she has directed the choirs on trips to Cardiff, Prague, Biberach and Toronto. Recently Rachel has formed ‘The Wright Notes’ an adult choir linked to the Friends of the Guernsey Music Centre. Rachel has also been part of the education strategy team developing curriculum music across primary schools in Guernsey and introducing the Musicianship Program for prospective Music Service pupils. Rachel is looking forward to taking over the directorship of the Guernsey Choral and Orchestral Society in their 7th Anniversary year, to build on its strong foundations and continuing love of choral music.

The Society is currently in rehearsal for a performance of Carmina Burana in May 2023. New singers are always welcome. If anyone has sung Carmina Burana before here is still time to join us for the May performance – come along to rehearsal on 4th April for further details.

WHAT: Guernsey Choral and Orchestral Society is a mixed-voice choir and orchestra
WHEN:  Rehearsals Tuesdays 7:30 pm Capelles Methodist Church Anniversary Concert Saturday May 27th 2023,
WHERE: St James’ Concert and Assembly Hall, St Peter Port, Guernsey

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