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Dominic Wells – Conductor

Having graduated with first-class honours for a B.Mus at Royal Holloway, University of London,

Dominic received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to continue with an

M.Mus at the same institution. He then spent a year working (and living) at Westminster

Cathedral, before returning to academia for a PhD, aided by a Doctoral Fellowship from Durham

University. In 2012 he was awarded his PhD, which focused on the concept of retrospection in

the music of James MacMillan, specifically with regard to religious, political and musical

traditions. He has published book chapters and papers for Cambridge University Press and

Routledge on the music of MacMillan, Thomas Adès and David Lang, and his research interests include issues of modernism

and postmodernism, religious music (both liturgical and non-liturgical), and the contemporary British music scene. He

writes for ABRSM publications and record companies including Naxos and Ondine, and is primarily a lead producer at BBC

Radio 3, responsible for the weekday morning programme, Essential Classics.

Kathryn Bartlett - Accompanist

Kathryn Bartlett BA (Hons) LRAM is The Chorale's talented accompanist. She started her training

as a junior exhibitioner at Trinity College of Music and then joined the young musicians course

at Kingsway - Princeton College. She studied for her BA degree in music at Colchester Institute,

specialising in performance and studying piano with Clifford Evans. She then undertook a post-

graduate course in piano accompaniment at Trinity College of Music studying under Christine

Croshaw. Kathryn has given many recitals with singers and instrumentalists appearing at

venues such as Southwark Cathedral, The Churchill Theatre, Burgh House and Leighton House.

She has appeared in Masterclass with accompanist Roger Vignoles and Geoffrey Pratley and in

recital with Willard White and with the soprano Ann Musial with whom she works regularly. She teaches the piano privately

and at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School and Bexley Music Centre and is a freelance accompanist.

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Dominic Wells – Conductor

Having graduated with first-class honours for a B.Mus

at Royal Holloway, University of London, Dominic

received funding from the Arts and Humanities

Research Council to continue with an M.Mus at the

same institution. He then spent a year working (and

living) at Westminster Cathedral, before returning to

academia for a PhD, aided by a Doctoral Fellowship

from Durham University. In 2012 he was awarded his

PhD, which focused on the concept of retrospection in

the music of James MacMillan, specifically with regard

to religious, political and musical traditions. He has

published book chapters and papers for Cambridge

University Press and Routledge on the music of

MacMillan, Thomas Adès and David Lang, and his

research interests include issues of modernism and

postmodernism, religious music (both liturgical and

non-liturgical), and the contemporary British music

scene. He writes for ABRSM publications and record

companies including Naxos and Ondine, and is

primarily a lead producer at BBC Radio 3, responsible

for the weekday morning programme, Essential

Classics.

Kathryn Bartlett - Accompanist

Kathryn Bartlett BA (Hons) LRAM is The Chorale's

talented accompanist. She started her training as a

junior exhibitioner at Trinity College of Music and then

joined the young musicians course at Kingsway -

Princeton College. She studied for her BA degree in

music at Colchester Institute, specialising in

performance and studying piano with Clifford Evans.

She then undertook a post-graduate course in piano

accompaniment at Trinity College of Music studying

under Christine Croshaw. Kathryn has given many

recitals with singers and instrumentalists appearing at

venues such as Southwark Cathedral, The Churchill

Theatre, Burgh House and Leighton House. She has

appeared in Masterclass with accompanist Roger

Vignoles and Geoffrey Pratley and in recital with Willard

White and with the soprano Ann Musial with whom she

works regularly. She teaches the piano privately and at

Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School and Bexley

Music Centre and is a freelance accompanist.

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