Louth Choral Society

Established before 1836

Christina Birchall-Sampson



Christina Birchall-Sampson studied at Emmanuel College Cambridge and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She made her solo debut at Staatsoper Berlin, Opera du Capitôle Toulouse, Aix-en-Provence and Innsbruck Festivals in a staged production of Handel Belshazzar, conducted by René Jacobs, and released on DVD by Harmonia Mundi (BBC Music Magazine DVD choice, August 2011).

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Jessica Gillingwater



Jessica is currently a postgraduate student at the RNCM where she is taught by Louise Winter and holds a foundation scholarship.  A biochemistry graduate with an MSc in Control of Infectious Disease Jessica received an Exhibition Music Award, whilst an undergraduate at Imperial College, to assist with her vocal studies. At the RNCM Jessica has participated in a masterclass with Christine Brewer and was recently a finalist in the Frederic Cox competition.

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Christopher Maltman


Winner of the Lieder Prize at the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, Christopher Maltman was born in Cleethorpes and educated Louth. He read biochemistry at Warwick University and studied singing at the Royal Academy of Music.

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Keith Halliday



Keith Halliday began his musical career as a chorister at Chester Cathedral. He was to return there some years later as a Tenor Lay-Clerk while teaching singing in various schools and developing a solo career in the North West.

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Stefan Berkieta



Twenty-three year old bass-baritone Stefan Berkieta first started singing with the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Whilst still a student, he took solo roles in Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Mozart and Faure Requiems; worked with groups such as the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra under Ivor Bolton, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Edward Gardner.

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John Graham-Hall


John Graham-Hall studied at King’s College‚ Cambridge and the Royal College of Music. He has sung with all the major British opera companies where roles include Albert Herring‚ Tanzmeister Ariadne auf Naxos and Monostatos (Royal Opera House‚ Covent Garden)‚ Vanya Kudrjas Katya Kabanova‚ Flute Midsummer Night’s Dream‚ Basilio and Bob Boles

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Božidar Smiljanic

Božidar Smiljanic  (b.1989) is a British-born Serbian Bass-Baritone who grew up in Wembley, Middlesex. He read Law at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2010, and is currently a choral scholar at Lincoln Cathedral. Whilst studying law, Božidar led an active musical life, performing as a soloist and in numerous vocal ensembles through to principal roles in full-scale productions such as Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado and HMS Pinafore. He also engaged in regular singing in the Anglican choral tradition at the church of St Mary the Virgin, Nottingham.

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Leigh Woolf



Leigh Woolf studied singing as both undergraduate and postgraduate at the Royal College of Music, London. As a student she was widely acclaimed, winning many prizes in German Song, English Song and interpretations of Bach and Handel before graduating with a prestigious first class diploma in both recital and opera. She currently studies voice with Paul Farrington and is a Samling Foundation Scholar.

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Ruth Jenkins



Ruth Jenkins (soprano) grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne and graduated in Land Economy from Jesus College, Cambridge, in 2008. She is currently studying opera at the Royal Academy of Music. Awards include the Dame Eva Turner Award for Operatic Potential and the Leith Hill Festival Award in 2010.

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