Mary Keith

About Me

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

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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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