director: Rupert Preston Bell organist: Michael Bacon
Soloists or choir available for weddings
Rupert Preston Bell has been involved with cathedral music all his life. He was a boy chorister at Rochester Cathedral, and as a student at Cambridge sang with the chapel choir of Jesus College, where he met his wife Caroline. They both still sing with the Cambridge Taverner Choir, of which Rupert is deputy conductor. He has been an alto Lay Clerk at Lincoln and Southwark cathedrals, and deputised at a number of London churches. He is now Director of Music at the church of King Charles the Martyr in Tunbridge Wells and his work as Director of the concert series Music at King Charles was recognised by the Tunbridge Wells International Music Festival who gave him their annual award for services to music in the region in 2011. Since 2013 he has also directed Cambridge Renaissance Voices.
Michael Bacon read Music at Liverpool University, where he studied the
organ with Terence Duffy, Organist of the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Subsequently taking lessons with
Other choirs which members of the King Charles Singers have sung with include: The, Cambridge University Chamber Choir, King's and Trinity College Choirs Cambridge, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, The BBC Symphony Chorus, The Holst Singers, Matchbox Opera, The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the chapel choir of the Tower of London.
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Want to join us? Singers wanting to join the choir, on an occasional or regular basis, are more than welcome to contact us. Good sight-reading is helpful, as we generally rehearse no more than twice for each event.
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