Assistant Accompanist – Michael Anthony
Michael had an early introduction to the organ as his father was a church organist for 36 years. This interest led to Michael taking up various musical appointments in the Nottingham area. He was Organist at Park Hill Congregational Church, Derby Road and a Chorister at Castle Gate Congregational Church; he also served as Organist and Choirmaster at Mansfield Road Baptist Church.
From 1985 – 2000 he was Musical Director at Heanor Methodist Church.
Michael was elected President of the Nottingham and District Society of Organists for 1991 – 1992, and also for 2014 – 2015.
He has recently retired after 12 years as lead organist at the church of St. Mary the Virgin and All Souls’, Bulwell in Nottingham.
For many years he was a cellist with the former Nottingham Harmonic Society Orchestra and the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra.
He was a founder member of the baroque chamber group Corelli Consort, which gave many concerts in the Nottingham area during the 1980s and early 1990s, including accompanying Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Messiah.
Michael has also served as Accompanist to the Carlton Male Voice Choir.
Following this he was Accompanist and, latterly, Musical Director of the Nottinghamshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir, culminating, in 1992, with a massed concert of 200 police voices in the Albert Hall, with Nottingham’s Leslie Crowther as Compere.
Michael has se rved as Assistant Accompanist for the Alfreton Male Voice Choir since 2011.
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