Musical Directors

Nikki Lycett-Findlay
BMus(Hons), LRSM (Vocal Performance), PGCE (M), QTS
 
Nikki graduated from The University of Birmingham in 2005 and received vocal training from Birmingham Conservatoire under the direction of Christine Cairns.  In 2006, Nikki completed a PGCE course at Durham University. 
 
Nikki is a former member of the City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Choir, The University of Birmingham Chorus, The University of Birmingham Chamber Choir, St Chads Chapel Choir and Palatinate Voices.  Nikki currently performs with St Peters Church Choir, and Pieces of Eight.  In addition, Nikki has performed widely as a soprano soloist for choral societies around the North East including the Gainford Singers, Guisborough Choral Society, Cleveland Philharmonic Choir and St Peters Choir. 
 
Operatic appearances include Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. 
 
Solo engagements include Handel's Messiah, Rutter's Gloria, Purcell Ode To St Cecilia and Jubiliate and Te Deum, Bach Cantatas No. 64, No.66, No. 73 and No.133. 
 
Vocal Recital programmes include works by Schubert, Schumann, Quilter, Strauss, Grieg, Gluck, Mozart, Bach and Handel. These have been held at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and Guisborough Church.
 
Prior to working with Tees Valley Music Service, Nikki was  Head of Music at Conyers School.  Through Tees Valley Music Service, Nikki provides curriculum music lessons and group singing lessons to primary schools across the North East and individual lessons at Yarm School.  Nikki is Musical Director for Showstoppers; an all girls chamber choir, and in September 2015, Nikki was appointed Musical Director of Tees Valley Youth Choir.
 
In addition to the listed qualifications, Nikki holds LRSM (Vocal Performance), DipABRSM Distinction (Vocal Performance), ABRSM Grade 8 Singing, ABRSM Grade 8 Flute, ABRSM Grade 8 Piano and ABRSM Grade 7 Theory.
Ben Findlay
BSc (Hons), MSc
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