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Guy Middlemiss

Name: Guy Middlemiss
Photo - Guy Middlemiss
Location: London
United Kingdom SM1
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Additional Info: When I was a undergraduate at York University I took sectional rehearsals for the University Choir, both conducting with a rehearsal pianist and directing from the piano. The works I rehearsed included the Negro Spirituals from A Child of our Time (Tippett), Belshazzar's Feast (Walton), Vesperae solennes de confessore (Mozart), Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven) and Elijah (Mendelssohn).

After leaving university in 1987 I spent 3 months working through a number of operatic vocal scores, mainly core repertoire: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, Die Zauberflote, Fidelio, Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Lucia di Lammermoor, Tristan und Isolde, Il trovatore, Aida, Otello, La boheme, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Die Fledermaus, The Bartered Bride & Eugene Onegin.

In 1989-90 I studied singing with Elizabeth Hawes (Trinity College of Music).
I have sung in a number of choirs including the BBC Symphony Chorus (including the Proms seasons 1989-90), the Endellion Festival Chorus (1990), the Holst Singers (John Tavener’s 50th birthday concert, Barbican Centre, 1994) and Amici Coro (including services in Westminster, Rochester & Southwark Cathedrals, 2010-present).

From 1991-4 I was piano accompanist at the London College of Music & Media for singing masterclasses. This mainly covered German Lieder and French songs but also covered one-off rehearsals on single works (e.g. Amahl and the Night Visitors) and one-off summer masterclasses for non-students.

I have coached singers and instrumentalists for various dramatic productions for which I have been Musical Director. These productions have mainly been musical theatre and plays with incidental music. Since 2000 these have included:

Pirates of Penzance (Barnes & Richmond Theatre Company) (2000).
Nicholas Nickleby (RSC version) (Questors Theatre, Ealing) (2003) – CD of pre-corded music & DVD available on request.
Animal Farm (Sutton Amateur Dramatic Club) (2007).
Funny Girl (Wallington Operatic & Dramatic Society) (2008).
Some Enchanted Evening (Lyric Players) (2008).
The Railway Children (Avalon Theatre Company) (2009).
Lark Rise (Sutton Amateur Dramatic Club) (2009). This involved arrangements of folksongs and composition of original music – copies available on request.
The Pajama Game (Wallington Operatic & Dramatic Society) (2010).
The American Way (2010), Opposites Attract (2011), Let’s Go to the Movies (2012) - themed revues with the Younger Generation Theatre Group involving arrangements of pop/show/film music. Performance DVDs, copies of arrangements and NODA review of the 2011 show available on request.
Deadly Sins (Opera Foundry) (2013). Excerpts from operas from Mozart to Britten.
Don Giovanni (#OperaCo) (2013). Concert performance with piano.
The Pirates of Penzance (Oxted Operatic Society) (2014). With orchestra.
Il trovatore (#operaco, London) (2014). Concert performance (including chorus) with piano.
Tosca (#operaco, Manchester) (2014). Workshop performance (including chorus) with piano, directed by Alessandro Talevi.
Don Pasquale (Apollo Opera, Ludlow Fringe Festival) (2015). Semi-staged performance with piano.
Don Pasquale (Apollo Opera, Peterborough & Milton Keynes) (2016). Semi-staged performances with piano.

I have been rehearsal/audition pianist and pit-band keyboard player for a number of dramatic societies in London and elsewhere over the last 20 years. This has focused on operetta and musical shows: Trial by Jury, The Sorcerer, HMS Pinafore, Princess Ida, Yeoman of the Guard, Ruddigore, The Grand Duke, Utopia Ltd, Orpheus in the Underworld, La Belle Helene, The Arcadians, The Boy Friend, Divorce Me Darling, Kiss Me Kate, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Follies, Grease, Cowardy Custard, Chicago. However, it has also included classical repertoire: Dido and Aeneas, Die Zauberflote.

I have accompanied singers and instrumentalists at recitals, revues, music college examinations, competitions, recordings, weddings, etc. See Repertoire List for details.


University of York B.A. Music 2.1 (1987)

Associated Board Grade 8 Distinctions in flute (1980) & piano (1983)

French A
German A
English B
Music B

German 2
English 2

As a result of piano masterclasses in which in I participated with the concert pianist Bernard d’Ascoli in 1999-2000 I received a reference from him – copy available on request.

In 2001 I attended the London College of Music & Media’s part-time Art of Teaching Singing course – copy of final dissertation and lecturer’s comments available on request.
Fees: £ 25.00 Pounds Per Hour
Instruments: Piano, Electronic Keyboard
Additional Specialisms: Instrumental Accompaniment, Vocal Accompaniment, Vocal Répétiteur, Musical Theatre, Musical Direction
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