Uckfield Singers’ new musical director plans choir trip to Latvia

Uckfield Singers have appointed a new musical director and one of her first ambitions is to take the choir to her home country of Latvia.

The country has a strong choral tradition and Tina Gelnere would like the Singers to take part in the 2018 Latvian Song and Dance Celebration in Riga.

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Tina Gelnere, new musical director of the Uckfield Singers.

Tina has a BGCE in Secondary Music from Sussex University and a First Class Ba (Hons) from the University of Chichester in Music with Musical theatre.

She graduated from a nine-year violin programme at the Jazeps Medins Music School and a four-year programme at Riga Dome Choir School in Latvia where she also took conducting lessons.

Tina has conducted a singing group in concerts, led a string group and also ran a school piano club.

She regularly performs in recitals and has sung in several operatic roles. She has toured Europe and America playing the violin in several orchestras.

Uckfield Singers hold rehearsals each Monday during term time at Belmont Centre, next to Holy Cross Church in Uckfield.

The 90-strong choir sings a range of music from stage and screen, rock, pop, folk, gospel and more.

Members work towards two major concerts each year which raise money for local and national charities. They hold other events such as workshops, quiz nights and theatre outings.

The choir is open to everyone aged over 18.

• Contact details for the Uckfield Singers can be found 24/7 in their listing in our Uckfield Directory.
Look for the name or search in categories for Choirs or Music.

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