As a Musical Director, Becky is known for her ability to get the best out of people. Whether working with professional or amateur musicians, Becky creates a relaxed atmosphere in which people feel comfortable and supported yet inspired to achieve the highest possible musical standards. She has a dynamic, interactive leadership style and an infectious enthusiasm.
Despite her intense training as an orchestral player, Becky's first love was choral singing. This has stayed with her and leading singing makes up a large proportion of her work as a Musical Director and Animateur.
During her two years in the West indies, Becky founded the National Youth Choir of Montserrat in 2013. This 80 strong choir covering ages 7-30 tackles music from genres as diverse as Classical, Folk and Reggae through to Mowtown, Musical Theatre and Gospel. Under Becky's direction, the Montserrat National Youth Choir put on sell-out performances that brought the island's community together. Since she handed the reigns over to her successor, the choir has gone from strength to strength and is about to release its first CD.
More recently, Becky has founded Real Voices, a London choir that celebrates that all voices are unique. This non-auditioned group aims to push boundaries and challenge expectations of what a mixed-ability choir is capable of. 30-strong after only a few rehearsals, Becky has big plans for this fantastic group of people. Check out the Real Voices website.
Previously, Becky was the Musical Director for the Fulham branch of the Dowsing Sound Collective. The DSC brings together amateur singers with professional musicians putting on big gigs in fantastic venues. Their first gig sold out the Union Chapel, followed by fantastic performances at the Bush Hall and Shoreditch Church. Unfortunately the DSC has withdrawn from London for the time being, but continues to thrive in Cambridge.
Becky specialises in making Musical Theatre with young people. She has worked as a Musical Director, Assistant Musical Director, Arranger and Composer on various projects for Youth Music Theatre UK. She loves devising new work in community settings that celebrate local culture. An example of this was Under The Mango Tree in Montserrat. She is looking forward to working with the same director this summer, in the Welsh valleys rather than the Caribbean this time!
It would be fair to say that Becky has somewhat fallen headfirst into orchestral conducting and is learning "on the job"! She has conducted professional orchestras at private events and at concerts for her orchestral outreach projects. Aware that her career is heading more and more in this direction, Becky recently attended Alice Farnham's Women Conductors course and is studying conducting privately.