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The only thing better than SINGING is more SINGING 

- Ella Fitzgerald

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Harmoneers Rock & Pop Choir have been singing since 2014.  

We meet up every Monday 

at Cubbington Sports and Social Club, Cubbington, Leamington Spa CV32 7LN.

We rehearse under the leadership of our brilliant Musical Director Laurence Panter,

supported by our fabulous Accompanist Gary Lewis. 

    Our rehearsals run from 7:30 to 9:30pm with a short refreshment break half way through.

 For more information contact:

Email us at: theharmoneers@btinternet.com

Or

Tel: Ann Jones or Jules Harper (Joint Managers)

on: 07798 814702 OR 07956 536288

 Check out our 'What are we up to' page here: 

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Laurence Panter - Musical Director

Laurence became Musical Director of the Harmoneers in October 2020. He is a professional pianist and singer as well as a Musical Director with many years of choral and operatic training.  In 2020, he conducted Merry Opera's tour of Mozart's Don Giovanni, became music director of the Connections project, with director Lysanne van Overbeek and soprano Susanna MacRae, and joined The Harmoneers Rock and Pop Choir as their new MD.  He was due to act as pianist/assistant conductor for Gothic Opera's production of Gounod's La Nonne Sanglante, and as MD for Grassroots Opera's production of Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel - both postponed to 2021 due to Covid19.  As a singer, Laurence has sung the role of Satyavan in Holst's Savitri, made multiple contributions as a soloist to Rogue Opera's VIP online platform, and sang as a tenor lay clerk for St George's Catholic Cathedral, Southwark. He was due to have sung the role of Mosquito in Longborough Festival Opera's production of Janacek's Cunning Little Vixen and the role of Mervyn in Barefoot Opera's premiere of Orlando Gough's Bloom Britannia (both postponed to 2021). As a pianist and piano teacher, Laurence started a project in lockdown to record guide videos of all the new ABRSM piano syllabus pieces, which are now available on YouTube. 

Laurence also has a continuing interest in composition and arrangement, having premiered his first opera in 2019 as part of the Tete-a-Tete opera festival, and is currently working on two further operatic commissions. He holds an MA Cantab. in music from Cambridge University and an MMus in voice from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, as well as a DipABRSM in piano. He studies singing with Dr Jenevora Williams.

Visit Laurence on his website here: 

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Listen to Laurence here:

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Gary Lewis - Accompanist

Gary is our superb accompanist with The Harmoneers Choir.  Gary has spent most of his career as a Musical Director in a number of outstanding schools throughout the country.  At an early age he played jazz trombone in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and then piano in a number of bands, leading the Harrogate Youth Jazz Orchestra.  This was followed by his involvement in a number of youth ensembles, orchestras and choirs in national and international festivals. He has written several full length musicals including 'Dunstan': Light of Albion' which toured New York and Connecticut and he has many years experience as a musical theatre MD.  Nowadays, Gary leads a 7 piece jazz group, 'Swingshift' and spends much of his time writing and recording music with other colleagues. He has successfully entered (and accompanied) hundreds of students for Royal Schools of Music exams from Grade 1 to 8 as well as having an excellent track record with GCSE and A Level Music classes. Many of his past pupils are leading successful lives in the music business, music academia, entertainment industry, recording artists as well as West End and Broadway performers.

Watch Gary in action here:

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