Appledown Music Centre - Performers and Masterclasses 

Gillian Gray

Mezzo Soprano, Conductor and Singing Teacher

Gillian trained with Kathleen Hearley and Louise Gibbs and more recently worked with vocal consultant Alison Pearce (Vocal Professor of the Royal Academy of Music and International Soprano Soloist). Gillian has a wide range of singing and conducting experience in both sacred and secular music. Her warm, rich voice is well suited to the more intimate settings of soirees and recitals, her particular interests being English song tradition, chamber ensembles, oratorios, church music as well as the lighter, popular repertoire. Gillian is also choir trainer at St. Michael's Church, Cheriton and chairman of the Pat Gray Arts (Music) and Rural Education Trust.

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If you are interested in a no obligation quote for Gillian to perform at your special event, or have any further queries, please do not hestitate to contact us.



Singers' Masterclass

with Alison Pearce, International Soprano Soloist and vocal Professor of the Royal Academy of Music, and accompanist Benjamin Costello

No Masterclass is currently being planned for 2018

9.45 a.m. - 6.30 p.m. (approx.)   Exact times to be confirmed.

A Masterclass for a maximum fo 10 singers.

Singers should bring two contrasting pieces to work on in the masterclass from the opera, oratorio or song repertoire.   All periods and styles are acceptable.   Two additional copies of each song should be provided, one each for the tutor and the accompanist.   Singers are strongly encouraged to know their songs from memory as some movement may be incorporated into their sessions.

Observers are invited and encouraged to join in with the warm-up sessions during the day.   A maximum of 20 observer places are available.

Lunch will be at the Ship Inn (a menu will be available on arrival);  all other refreshments will be provided.

An informal Recital of selected pieces will conclude the day.

The Masterclasses are run by

The Pat Gray Arts (Music) and Rural Education Trust (GARET)

at the Appledown Centre, Scrubbs Farm

Please register your interest in the next Masterclass by submitting the form below.   If a place is still available it will be reserved for you;   a full application form will be emailed to your for completion and return with your payment.   If a place is not currently availalbe your name will be added to the waiting list.

Singers' Masterclass Fees

Singers                                               £95.00

Observers        Whole Day                  £12.00

Observers        Morning only               £ 7.00

Observers        Afternoon & Recital     £ 9.00 

Observers        Recital only                 £  5.00  

Please make cheques payable to 'GARET'             

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