SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THE PANEL OF ADJUDICATORS

KEITH CHEETHAM.Director/Chairman of Adjudicators

Award winning Producerand Director in Film &Television.Designed the very first colour production of 'Ahmal & the Night Visitors', recoeded in the ppresence of the composer Menotti.Awrad winning Designer on the first series of 'Dr Who'.He has worked for Moscow Arts Theatre, and the Comedie-Francaise,working on Moliere, Racine,Chekhov,Synge and Plautius. On doumentaries he has collaborated with internationalartists including, Sir Michael Tippett, Sir Colin Davies, Jacqueline du Pres, Menotti, Dame Alicia Markova,& Stephen Sondheim.Music Productions include T.V production of the Little Sweep(Britten),Video Versions of Walton's 'Facade', Voice of the City, A Musical Version of Irving Berlin's and 'Blues in the Night,adapted from the Broadway Stage for television.Designed and directed many multi Media WEvents in America, Hong Kong, & Europe.Currently developing a film on Vivaldi and a Musical Play on Dickens for children.He is Artistic Director of 2x2 Opera.

ANGELA HICKEY Mezzo Soprano. 

Angela Hickey has appeared as a Principal with Glyndebourne,English National Opera, Royal Opera House, Opera North, Scottish Opera,Monte Carlo,Opera Northern Ireland, Opera Factory, Birmingham Opera, Genoa Teatro Carlo Felice,and Opera Rouen & Caen. In addition to her opera Career , Angela has sung regularly on the Concert platform at home and abroad as soloist in Brazil, Czech & Slovak Republics, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. She has made numerous recordings and television appearances.She is a sought after Tutor and Adjudicator.

MARK BURROWS Agent & Tenor Soloist

Mark Burrows is Managing Director of Melody Music Company, which specialises in Choir Tours Promotion Worldwide.He has organised events in Australia's Sydney Opera House,Poland, United States and canada, United Emirates, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy & Slovenia.

Gala Concerts are biannual events at the Sydney opera House and the Carnegie Hall in New york..Mark Performed the Lions Anthem at the 2005 lions Test matches, and was one of the adjudicators at the first Warsaw Lira International Choral Competition in 2006.

Patrick Wheatley was Principal Baritone with English National Opera from 1975 -1993,singing all major Roles including Hans Sachs, Sharpless, Escamillo, Germont.He sang Rigoletto for W.N.O.; Falstaff, Marcello, Wotan & Papageno for Birmingham Touring Opera;Zurga for Scottish Opera and Renato for Opera Ireland.Concerts & Recitals all over U.K. and Europe including B.B.C.Proms, 'La Gioconda with Placido Domingo and Medea with Grace Bumbry at the BarbicanAwards: Peter Syuyvesant Scholarship 1974Vocal Tutor & Consultant since 1997. Establishedhis own Regional Opera Company in 1991,directing Stage productions and Concerts in the South Wales Area.

ERICA BEYNON. Teacher/Scriptwriter/Producer

Erica Beynon.M.A. During her illustrious teaching career,Erica worked as Producer and Choreographer on numerous Musicals & Plays.She adjudicated at District & National Levels in the Young EnterpriseWales Championships,and in 2004,received an Excellence Award from theWelsh Business Community for 'Outstanding Achievement',for her work with the Young Enterprise.As a Scriptwriter,she has written educational workpacks for Tir Nog,and for the Welsh Drama Company on the'Rock Opera' and' Nia ben Aur'.Erica has also worked with Diversions, London Contemporary Dance,and with Patricia O'Neill on 'Can You Sing'.In collaboration with Paul Greenway, she wrote a Youth Opera 'Maid of Sker',which can be adapted to play in small or large theatres.Erica is currently Director of 'Col Canto',a singing ensemble,offering a diverse rage of music from folk to Musicals and Opera.In the last few years she has gained her A.L.C.M.,L.L.C.M. & F.L.C.M in Musical Theatre.

 Eric Roberts Baritone

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