In response to her appointment, Melanie said ‘I am absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as the next Music Director of London City Singers and look forward to working with and developing this talented and enthusiastic group of women in the art of singing barbershop harmony.’
Melanie sang with international chorus champions North Metro Chorus from 1999-2008, where she also served as tenor section lead. She was also a member of Bayside Harmony Chorus from 1991-1998. Between 2003 and 2008, she she sang in several quartets – Tag Team, Cutting Edge and Frenzy – which were awarded medallist places in regional competitions, with Frenzy going on to represent their region at international competition in 2007. On moving to London in 2009 she joined the London Live Community Choir in 2011.
Her experience with an international champion chorus brings in a new competitive drive to London City Singers. Chorus President Jenny Lycett remarked ‘Melanie is the perfect choice to lead our chorus to new levels of singing and performance. We’re delighted that she has accepted the post.’
London City Singers is an all-women’s chorus singing a cappella four-part harmony music arranged in barbershop style. This non-profit music group was formed in 2007 and is based in the City of London, currently with 28 members. It is an accredited member of international barbershop organisation Sweet Adelines International.
For additional information on London City Singers, visit http://londoncitysingers.co.uk