Summer School of Music
The Lighter Side Choral Course : Biographies
Susan Hollingworth is a choral director and music educator. She studied at The Royal Northern College of Music and in 1990 was awarded a Churchill fellowship for her work with choirs. In 2008, she won BBC Choir of the Year with The Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir and in 2013 she received a Royal Philharmonic Award for co-directing Cycle Song for the Cultural Olympiad which was an opera performed by 1500 participants.
She is Conductor Emeritus of the Sine Nomine International Touring Choir and conducts the Lydian Choir and Scunthorpe Choral Society. She has conducted choirs at the Presteigne Contemporary Music Festival, the Three Choirs Festival, the Albert Hall, The Sydney Olympics, Lincoln cathedral and various other festivals abroad. She is in demand as a conductor trainer, workshop leader and choir trainer. Susan is a vice-president of the Association of British Choral Directors and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bishop Grosseteste for her work in music education. In 2019 she was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to music.
Timothy Uglow is a versatile, dynamic and inspiring conductor, organist and harpsichordist whose work has been heard on all UK classical radio stations and beyond. He is the Director of Music at Worksop College and North Notts Chamber Choir, having previously been Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral and Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. He has numerous CD recordings to his name: early recordings date back to his time as a chorister at Wells Cathedral, whilst in more recent ones he features as organist or conductor.
As an organist, he has performed as a soloist in many of the UK’s leading cathedrals and concert halls and he brings to the summer school a wealth of experience working with both amateur and professional choirs.