Our Team

Musical Director:

Dorian Kelly

 

Dorian Kelly was educated at Reading Grammar School and went on to study trumpet and piano at the Royal College of Music Junior Department (part-time for two years), followed by Trinity College of Music (full-time for three years). After leaving college he worked as an instrumental music teacher and a professional freelance trumpet player, with performance credits including Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Neil Diamond, Jamie Cullum, The Temptations and The Drifters at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, The Festival Hall & Glastonbury.

In 2005 Dorian relocated to Yorkshire and switched his attention to composition. Since then he has composed and recorded the music for over 30 short films, animations and documentaries and has had over 250 media music tracks published, resulting in international broadcast usage on the following channels – Sky 1, Sky 2, Netflix, Amazon Prime, ITV2, ITVBe, Discovery Channel, Lion TV, Living TV, Access Hollywood, Sky Go, Apple Music, Now TV, EDGEsport, The History Channel, Travel Channel, Recipe TV, E! News Live, E! News Daily, E! Entertainment and BBC radio.

In 2010 Dorian returned to studying and completed an ALCM (Composition) in 2011, followed by an LLCM (Composition) in 2012, as an external student with the London College of Music. During this time Dorian composed numerous choral works (SATB, SSA & TTBB), ensemble arrangements and several music-based educational resources, which are published on his own web site www.modalmusic.biz

He was the musical director for Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies Choir for seven years and the Halifax Cube Choir for over two years. He is the musical director of Saddleworth Male Voice Choir and The Oldham Choir (SATB) and also works as an examiner for Trinity College London (Rock & Pop Syllabus), as well as a brass teacher both privately and for Bradford Music & Arts Service.

Accompanist:

Emma McKenna

 

 Emma was appointed as accompanist to New Mill Male Voice Choir in July 2012. Emma studied at Huddersfield University where she was awarded a B.Mus ( Hons) degree and also achieved a PGCE teaching qualification from Bretton College.

She is currently Deputy Head of Lindley Junior School where she has been a major influence in helping to build the tremendous reputation of the school in the music world. The Lindley Junior Choir have been winners of the prestigious BBC Songs of Praise Awards and distinguished themselves in forums such as the Llangollen National Eisteddfod, Leeds Town Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and many others.

Emma has accompanied Huddersfield Light Opera Company for the past fifteen years and is now the Company’s General Manager. She also supports several other musical groups and choirs across the local area.

The Committee

Chairman

John Mallinson

Mallroyd
80 Totties Lane
Scholes
HD9 1UJ

01484 686062

Secretary

Howard Samuels

52 Bankfield Park Avenue
Taylor Hill
Huddersfield
HD4 7RD

07528 583000

howarddsamuels@gmail.com

Treasurer

Steve Davies

17 Lane Hackings Green
Lower Cumberworth
Huddersfield

01484 861992

Concert Secretary

Derek Holman

75 Brockholes Lane
Holmfirth
HD9 7EB

01484 663150
Bravestanley59@gmail.com