The beginning of 2008 sees exciting changes for one of Cornwall’s top male voice choirs, Holman-Climax. The most significant of these sees the appointment of a new Musical Director with an established reputation. Angela Renshaw, already well-known in the county for her work with both choirs and the county music service takes up the baton from renowned Cornishman and bard, Roger Wills. Both will work together for a period of time before Angela takes full charge in July
Angela originally came from North West Leicestershire, a coal mining area, and feels very much at home in Cornwall with it’s great mining heritage which gave rise to the tradition of male voice singing. She studied for a degree in Music at Leeds, where Violin, Piano and Voice were her areas of study. Following on from this she took a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, in Music.
She set up and directed a Cornish Primary Boys Choir and Cornish Young Male Choir for the 2007 International Male Voice Festival working with over 250 boys in this exciting project. As a result of the success of the Boys Choir, she was approached to set up a Cornwall Boys’ Choir which is funded by the Music Service and supported by the International Festival Committee and the newly appointed Artistic Director, Peter Davies.
We look forward to more good years under Angela’s direction