The Worksop Youth Choir is a group of talented young children who love singing and are keen to improve. The choir welcomes children from School Year 2 upwards and there is a senior section for children who attend secondary school. We are delighted to have some excellent professional musicians leading the choir, ably supported by qualified teachers and musically experienced volunteers. We perform a wide mix of music from modern chart hits, songs from the West End shows to some accessible classical pieces.
The Music Team
Ruth Massey - Musical Director
Ruth is Director of Music at Ranby House School, the independent junior school attached to Worksop College. She has been inspiring children with her passion for music for several years, having previously been a professional singer in London. Singing with groups including The Sixteen, The Tallis Scholars and Eric Whitacre Singers, she has travelled the world's concert halls, recorded over 100 CDs, and sung on lots of Hollywood soundtracks, including Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Adele Spencer - Assistant Musical Director
Adele's love for music began at Valley Comprehensive School, Worksop in the school choir and the many Gilbert & Sullivan shows. She went on to study music and dance at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Leeds University. During her career as a primary school teacher she has worked with many school choirs and for the Derby Music Partnership as part of their singing team. She is a singing teacher and vocal coach for classical and musical theatre techniques and says 'It is fantastic to be working with the Worksop Youth Choir'.
Alan Senior (Retired Secondary Headteacher)- Chair and Accounts
Sue Shore (Retired Maths Teacher) - Vice Chair and Finance
Maggie Senior (Retired Secondary Head of PE with Safeguarding and First Aid qualifications) - Registrar, Safeguarding and First Aid
Ann Booth - (Retired Primary music teacher) - Deputy Conductor and Deputy Accompanist
Vicky Trendell - (Sixth form teacher of English) - Communication and Publicity