Spring / Summer Concert 2020
Saturday 23rd May
Behold, the Sea!
Haydn - Nelson Mass
Christ Church, Oswestry
Cantiones is a mixed-voice chamber choir of enthusiastic singers, based in the Shropshire Market Town of Oswestry.
The choir performs three main concerts per year, and under the baton of Musical Director Gerry Howe, work hard to maintain a high standard of performance.
The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings in Oswestry.
New Musical Director
Cantiones Chamber Choir is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Bussey as Musical Director from January 2020 after Gerry Howe’s retirement at the end of this year. The choir was privileged to have applications for the post from four highly talented musicians but in the end the choice was unanimous.
Born in London, Martin was a Choral Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge where he studied composition with Robin Holloway and singing with John Carol Case, after which he studied singing at the Royal Northern College of Music with Nicholas Powell..
A truly exceptional musician, Martin brings with him a wealth of experience as a conductor, composer and educationalist. As a conductor he has directed the marvellous Chester Bach Singers for over 25 years. They are a well-known and much-admired chamber choir performing a wide musical repertoire, particularly praised for their performances of Bach and Handel. Clearly a glutton for choral music, Martin will continue to conduct Chester Bach Singers as well as undertake this new role with Cantiones. And if that wasn’t enough, Martin also directs The BBC Daily Service Singers.