MUSICAL DIRECTOR - ROXANNE SUMMERFIELD
Roxanne has been Leicester University Chamber Choir's Musical Director since 2013. Following music and academic scholarships at Lincoln Minster School, Roxanne was appointed Organ Scholar at Lincoln Cathedral, where she was also Musical Director of the Lincoln Cathedral Chamber Choir. From 2008-2011 she was Organ Scholar at Christ's College, Cambridge, where she read Music, graduating with a first class degree and the prestigious Canon Greville Cooke prize. During her time at Cambridge University, Roxanne accompanied and directed Christ’s College Chapel Choir on three international tours (USA, Europe and Australia) and played for three recordings on the Regent label. Conducting appearances in Cambridge included Handel’s Water Music and Orff’s Carmina Burana. She has also conducted several Christmas concerts for English Heritage. In addition to her work at Leicester University, Roxanne is Accompanist and Vocal Coach for De Montfort University Chamber Choir and Artistic Director of Leicester MusicFest. Roxanne combines a freelance career as a performer with a busy teaching practice based in Aylestone.
Visit Roxy's website at www.roxannesummerfield.com.
PRESIDENT - Clarrie Jackson
Hi, I’m Clarrie, President of Leicester University Chamber Choir and am a 3rd Year Geography student at the University of Leicester. I am lucky enough to be the President of Chamber Choir for this year.
Having been a member since my first year, LUCC has been a massive support network for me during my time at Leicester. I have been a member of the committee since my second year when I was elected to be Social Secretary and enjoyed being part of it so much that I decided to run for the President role this year. The combination of 2 annual tours, weekly professional vocal coaching and the opportunity to sing & socialise with a choir of such a great standard makes Leicester University Chamber Choir the perfect group for anyone looking for their choral fix at University. Chamber Choir has become an integral part of my university experience and my time in Leicester wouldn’t have been the same without the wonderful experiences and friends it has given me along the way.
VOCAL COACH - JOHN GULL
John is a professional singing teacher based in Leicester, and has been working with LUCC since 2014. He also teaches a number of Leicester University music scholars. John started his musical career as a chorister at King's College, Cambridge and then went on to gain a music scholarship at Eton. He read music at Oxford University as Organ Scholar of Corpus Christi College, and sang with the professional choir of St Mary the Virgin and the Schola Cantorum of Oxford. After university John sang for seven years as a cathedral lay clerk, first at Southwell Minster and then at Lincoln Cathedral, where he was also Choral Animateur for the cathedral’s outreach programme, leading workshops and developing choirs in schools throughout Lincolnshire. He moved to Leicester in 2009 to be Director of Music at St Thomas the Apostle, South Wigston, where he directed the renowned choir of boys and men. John has over twenty-five years experience as a singing teacher working in schools, colleges and universities. A number of his pupils have gained places at UK conservatoires including The Royal College of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music, The Royal Welsh Academy of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire. Others have won Oxbridge choral awards and cathedral choral scholarships.
Visit John's website at www.johngull.com.