Mary Keith

About Me

Musical director, choral director, composer, vocalist, accordion, flutes, improvisor, musical magpie...


Musical Director for The Mere Singers and Keele Women’s Community Choir.
The Mere Singers are are long established, large, open-access community choir based in Shrewsbury who have performed in a wide variety of newly commissioned theatre shows, performing music written and arranged by myself.
All the shows have been based on a uniquely local theme, often performed outdoors in unusual non-theatre settings, including The Quarry, Shrewsbury, Attingham Park, Fordhall Farm, Walcot Hall, Hampton Court (Herefordshire). They were also behind a massed choral flashmob on all three levels of Shrewsbury’s Darwin Centre Christmas 2011

Theatre Credits Include:
Composer and Musical Director for the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme - Glee Club, Cider with Rosie, Great Expectations, Jamaica Inn, Bleak House, Far from The Madding Crowd, directed by Theresa Heskins.
Foursight Theatre -Thatcher the Musical, Can Any Mother Help Me, Six Dead Queens and an Inflatable Henry, Medea, Agamemnon, Rean’s Girls, Hecuba.
Teatro Montemuro (Portugal) with Foursight - Pertencia, and O Gigante! (with The Fetch)
Pentabus Theatre - Precious Bane directed by Theresa Heskins
Horse & Bamboo Theatre - A Strange and Unexpected Event, The Dance of White Darkness, Westminster Abbey’s “Dramatised Canticle”.
Honeysuckle Direction - Tide Tables, Mosquito Nights, directed by Christine Watkins
Made in Shrewsbury- Arthurs Plough and Silhouette, directed by Chris Eldon Lee.
Birmingham Rep - The Witches Promise, directed by Peter Cann.
Landscape Radio Association - Evensong, Dwr Caru directed by Paul Warwick.Birmingham Playhouse/ Han Yong Theatre - Nori (early years Korean/English TIE show directed by Peter Wynne Willson.
Shropshire Olympian Festival Anthem 2011- Composer and Choral Director, involving up to 300 singers drawn from local choirs.

Community and Education work includes: Glyndebourne, Opera North, Halle, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Ballet, Firebird Trust, Beyond Borders (Donegal), Sing Up, Youth Music, Wider Opportunities and Creative Partnerships.Vocal Force/ Sing Up Facilitator for Telford and Wrekin Music.

Television/Radio credits include; Stop Look Listen, Woman’s Hour, That’s Life.

Performing Credits include; the opening of the Lowry, Opening of Bradford City Park, Lancaster and Manchester Jazz Festivals, Royal Albert Hall, Edinburgh Festival.

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