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Lori has been a
regular soloist with the Reading Male Voice Choir for several years and sings widely across Berkshire in classical concerts,
cabarets, operas and musicals. She enjoys an eclectic mix of performance from G & S to oratorio, opera to musical
theatre. Her vocal journey started as a
lyric soprano specialising in English, French & Italian song, before taking a wide detour to sing professional musical
theatre! For the last eight years, however, Lori has been studying opera repertoire
and has regularly sung principle roles with Opera at Bearwood in Wokingham. Lori is a singing teacher with Berkshire Maestros and Gordon's
School in Woking as well as running her own business Perfect Pitch Coaching Ltd.. as a freelance communication and presentation skills consultant.
She is married and lives in Wokingham
with her husband David, teenage twins and stepson.
Alice and Jessica Allan have been playing the classical guitar for twelve
years and enjoy performing duets together. They enjoyed their first performance with RMVC November 2009. They are both currently
studying at Southampton University- Alice is studying Music and Jessica is studying Environmental Science.
Previous performances include a Vivaldi concerto for
two guitars, accompanied by members of East Berkshire Youth Orchestra and duets on school tours to New York (2005) and Salzburg
and Venice (2007). They played in the Windsor Guitar Band for over 6 years, becoming accustomed to playing in ensembles. Both
played in the family services at St Michaels and All Angels Church in Sunninghill, accompanying the congregation.They enjoy playing a wide variety of music from Classical and Spanish styles to Popular music adapted for
guitars, as well as composing their own pieces. As well as playing the guitar, they have sung in choirs, at school, in church
and now at university. They hope to continue performing together and expanding their repertoire, and have a concert planned
in May 2010, at St Michael’s church.
Sarah Merricks studied the recorder and piano at
the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she gained a Bachelor of Music degree with honours. Sarah was trained
by Pamela Thorby, Robert Erhlich and Ian Wilson. It was at the GSMD where she met and played with the Baroque ensemble Trio
Brinleja with whom she has performed widely across London and the south east. The trio have also toured Poland where they gave a series
She was also a member of the Guildhall Recorder Quartet who have given recitals across London, including performances
at St. Martin- in-the- Fields. The quartet also won the prestigious European Recorder Teachers Association award
and this led the quartet to Austria where they gave further recitals.
Sarah has performed as a soloist, giving concerto
performances with the Newbury Baroque Orchestra and with Henley Youth Orchestra, in Germany. She has won competitions
including Henley Young Musician, Maidenhead Festivals and was merited for her final recital at the
she has gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education
and is now teaching music at a primary school in Warwickshire. She privately teaches the piano and recorder and is a specialist
recorder teacher for Coventry Music Service. Sarah loves performing and
gives a variety of performances throughout the south east as a soloist and ensemble player.
Sarah has been performing
with Reading Male Voice Choir since the age of 17 and always thoroughly enjoys herself at these concerts.
Daniel Mc Laughlin. Daniel is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music with a post-graduate Masters degree in Music from
the University of Huddersfield. He is a freelance pianist, trombonist and conductor, based in Reading, with an interest in musical
theatre. In 2017 and 2018 he was Assistant Musical Director for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular in Norfolk He
has played regularly in brass bands, most recently the Grinethorpe Colliery Band, at venues including the Albert Hall, Birmingham
Symphony Hall, and the Sage Gateshead. He has learned from some
great performers, conductors and teachers who have had a musical influence on him. His grandfather is the biggest
of his role models. A main ambition is to follow in his footsteps and conduct on the rostrum at the Albert Hall.