AS A CHOIR LEADER, Michael has worked with both professional and amateur voices, spanning varied abilities and age ranges from 7 to 70+. Personnel have numbered from small chamber groups to as many as 500 voices.
 

SONGS OF ICE

December 2018

ALL SING COMMUNITY CHOIR

 

  • Over 40 participants aged 55+

  • Devised the programme

  • Sourced the material

  • Customized arrangements

  • Composed original content

  • Created audio learning files, full demos, scores and lyric sheets

  • Led weekly rehearsals

  • Conducted the concert

  • Hosted the concert

  • Performed in the concert

The follow-up programme, Songs Of Fire (Spring 2019) also necessitated devising a thematically linked workshop which would incorporate the audience as participants.

DEANERY SONG PROJECT

June 2016

TOWER HAMLET SCHOOLS

  • Visited 180 KS2 children across 10 schools

  • Project partner: Adey Grummet

  • Composed "school values" song with lyric input from participants

  • Produced fully orchestrated performance backing track

  • Provided full score, piano reduction, lead sheet, lyric sheet and audio learning files

  • Conducted school-leavers performance for combined year 6 participants.

LET'S TALK (Deanery Song Project) - M.Henry / A. Grummet
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BLOOMSBURY SONGS

October 2016 and 2017

BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL

 

  • 8 school and community choirs aged 7 to 70+ (over 100 participants)

  • Project partner: Emma Bernard

  • Composed suite of songs and chants with quartet accompaniment (violin, tuba, accordion and cajon) for KS2 children

  • Added 5 bespoke songs for adult choirs the following year

  • Provided full score, piano score, lead sheets, instrumental parts and audio learning files

  • Visited and rehearsed choirs separately and together

  • Conducted and rehearsed the instrumental quartet

  • Created a flash-mob introduction for site-specific performance

  • Conducted the performances

A SHORT SHOUT

August 2014

THE SHOUT

  • 9 professional soloists

  • Devised the programme

  • Devised item links

  • Reduced 16-part arrangements

  • Ensured all participants were featured equally

  • Scheduled and led rehearsals

  • Conducted item links

  • Performed in the concert

  • Choral composition

  • Choral arrangements

  • Choral direction

  • Customised workshops

  • Vocal animateur

"Mikmus" is a truncation of "Mike's music".

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