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 â€“ 1992, and also for 2014 – 2015.
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.
He is currently lead organist at St. Mary’s and All Souls Church, Bulwell, Nottingham.
Michael has served as Assistant Accompanist for the Alfreton Male Voice Choir since 2011.
Our Next Event
30th June this year is our visit to Belper for the open air concert. Due to the possibility that some works may be in process at the River Gardens, it may be …
Thursday 21st February is the Choir’s Annual General Meeting . Reporting the current status of the choir (funds, etc) and election of officers for 2019. Starting 7pm at Palmer Morewood.
A very strange feeling having a Christmas party on 15th January. Postponed from its usual pre Christmas spot due to unforeseen circumstances, the club was determined to maintain the ‘spirit’ of the …
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