Biography

Biography

 

 

 

Now in its 20th year, NNCC is a friendly four part harmony choir of over 40 singers.

 

The choir was formed in 1996 on the initiative of David Evans, then Music Director of Worksop College. The choir continues to be supported by Worksop College and is directed by the College's current Director of Music, Timothy Uglow and accompanied by the College's Assistant Director of Music, Charlotte Phillips.

Now a registered charity, 1155106 the choir is also a member of Making Music.

Repertoire

The previous repertoire has included:

  • Brahms : Requiem
  • Haydn : Creation; Nelson Mass
  • Vivaldi : Gloria
  • Handel : Messiah
  • Mozart : Requiem
  • Britten : St Nicholas
  • Schubert : Mass in G
  • Puccini : Messa di Gloria
  • Vaughan Williams : Five Mystical Songs
  • Fauré : Requiem
  • Rossini: Petite messe solennelle
  • Tye + other 'Early'
  • Rutter: The Gift of Life
  • JS Bach: Wachet Auf

MDs

Music Director - Timothy Uglow             

The choir is directed by Timothy Uglow who is also Director of Music at Worksop College, 
with his assistant, Charlotte Phillips as accompanist.

TIMOTHY UGLOW began his musical career at Wells Cathedral, first as a Chorister, and then as school organist. After leaving Wells, he spent a year as Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral, and was then appointed Organ Scholar of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he also read music and studied the organ with both David Sanger and Nicolas Kynaston.

His work with Caius choir included four commercial CD recordings, two BBC Radio 3 live broadcasts of choral evensong, and tours to the US, Greece, Italy and Switzerland. After graduating in 2000, Timothy became Organ Scholar at Canterbury Cathedral, a post combined with teaching duties at The King's School.  He studied for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at Canterbury Christ Church University College.

Timothy is currently the Director of Music at Worksop College where he directs the Chapel Choir and North Nottinghamshire Chamber Choir. Prior to this he held the post of Organist and Head of Academic Music at Cranleigh School, Surrey.

Having gained awards at the Oundle International Summer Schools,Timothy has given many solo recitals around the country. In his capacity as a continuo player (both harpsichord and organ) he has appeared with The Sinfonietta, New London Sinfonia and the Britten Sinfonia as well as being the director and founder of the period instrument ensemble Nuove Musiche. In addition to his association with Canford Summer School (which began in 1998), he is a regular tutor of the Jennifer Bate Organ Academy, specialising in North German Baroque Repertoire and Basso Continuo playing.  

 

Assistant Music Director and Accompanist - Charlotte Phillips

 Charley was educated at Malvern College and Wells Cathedral School. She studied the organ with Rupert Gough, and in the Sixth Form, was appointed Junior Organ Scholar which provided her with regular opportunities to work alongside Malcolm Archer and the Cathedral Choirs.

After leaving Wells, Charley spent her Gap Year as Organ Scholar at St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire. She then went up to the University of Oxford to read Music, where she was Organ Scholar at The Queen’s College, under the direction of Dr Owen Rees. During her time at Oxford she toured the USA and Portugal with the mixed-voice chapel choir, recorded a BBC Broadcast Evensong, and played the organ solos on Caeli Porta, a CD of 17thcentury sacred Portuguese music. The choir can also be heard singing on the soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince!

Charley has attended the Oundle International Summer School for Young Organists on several occasions, and also participated in the inaugural Jennifer Bate Organ Academy. She has been fortunate to have masterclasses with a variety of organists, including David Sanger, David Briggs and Margaret Phillips and she currently studies with Stephen Farr. Charley has given recitals at venues including St David’s Cathedral, Brecon Cathedral, Guildford Cathedral, Shrewsbury Abbey, Magdalen College, Oxford and The Queen’s College, Oxford.

Charley is currently Assistant Director of Music at Worksop College, having previously worked at Repton School, Dubai.