Choir leader for: Walthamstow ladies, mixed and youth choirs and South Woodford ladies…..and the one who thunk Natural Voices all up.
Why choirs Lizzy? I come from a big Irish family with three older singing sisters. Our dad, an Irish tenor, was a huge musical influence and taught us all to sing from a very young age and we were a family choir from as long as I can remember.
At 16 I joined the cast of ‘Starlight Express’ and have since appeared in ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Cats’, ‘Children Of Eden’ and ‘Joseph’ in the West End. I have played leading roles for the RSC and Royal National Theatre. I’ve toured Europe with the BBC and RTE Concert Orchestras, and have performed on ‘Friday Night Is Music Night’ and ‘Woman’s Hour’. I played the leading role of Anna in the UK tour of The King and I. I continue to write and perform her own material. I live in Waltham Forest with my partner Luke, two children and cat Floss.
At this point in my life, I wanted to stay still long enough to get to know my community and what a community they are!
Choir leader for: Ashtead (Surrey)
Surrey’s choir leader is local mum Rachel Spry, a West End musical theatre actress who has been performing for over 20 years, including panto with Craig Revel-Horwood in 2015. Trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Rachel has appeared in numerous West End hits including Les Miserables, My Fair Lady and most recently Mamma Mia, understudying and playing the three dynamos on different nights in the same week on one occasion!
New choir leader for Barnet
Rosie trained in Acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Since graduating in 2011, she has worked professionally in a wide range of shows – from Shakespeare, to musicals to family theatre. Favourite roles include Cleopatra, Goneril and Lady Macbeth… mean Queens seems to be a running theme! Rosie is a professional singer & an original member of 60’s Soul Trio, The Estrella’s & she was part of the Original UK Cast of “35MM – A Musical Exhibition,” which she has performed at Pleasance, Islington, Greenwich Theatre and Bedlam at the Edinburgh Fringe; and a highlight of 2015 was working with the composer when he visited from America.
She also runs her own educational theatre company & is a co-founder & associate director of award-winning Buckle Up Theatre. She lives in North London with her incredibly naughty dog, Darcey!
Our new addition Anne-Marie Claxton is our new choir leader for Woking-watch this space!