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Musical Director: Martin Emslie

 

Martin Emslie is much in demand throughout Somerset as a freelance Musical Director and arranger, tackling a wide variety of shows as diverse as West Side Story, Honk, My Fair Lady, Wizard of Oz, Godspell, Oklahoma and Grease as well as Oratorio such as Stainer’s Crucifixion.

He has also taught music from primary school age up to “A” level and is the Director of Music for two Parish churches in Somerset in addition to Castle Cary Choir and Oakfield Choir, Frome. 

Martin is a Fellow of the London College of Music and has written a new Oratorio, Omega and Alpha, which had its World Premiere in Wells Cathedral in April 2013. Please see www.omegaandalpha.co.uk.

Accompanist

Paul Hawkings

Paul studied music at Royal Holloway, University of London where he also gained his Associate Diploma from the Royal College of Organists. He has worked as an accompanist with various choirs in the area including Wincanton Choral Society and The Pilgrim Singers amongst many others. He has sung with numerous choirs in the area including Yeovil Chamber Choir and Spectra Musica. He was organist at St John’s Church in Yeovil for many years, and is presently organist at St Luke & St Teresa Wincanton.
He combines his freelance work as a Musician with working for Somerset Library Service in the Yeovil area.Paul studied music at Royal Holloway, University of London where he also gained his Associate Diploma from the Royal College of Organists. He has worked as an accompanist with various choirs in the area including Wincanton Choral Society and The Pilgrim Singers amongst many others. He has sung with numerous choirs in the area including Yeovil Chamber Choir and Spectra Musica. He was organist at St John’s Church in Yeovil for many years, and is presently organist at St Luke & St Teresa Wincanton.