HIGH WYCOMBE MUSIC CENTRE AND BEYOND

JAZZ:

BIG BANDS

Patrick has directed the Senior (BB1) Big Band at High Wycombe Music Centre since 2004, which meets on Tuesday evenings: the band has recorded three CDs:

                                                  Beginning to See the Light (2007)

                                                Licensed to Swing (2010)

                                                 Group Dynamic (2014)

                                                 TBC (2017)



                                               

                                
                       

CHORAL:

Stage Choir: HWMC Saturday mornings: 11.15 - 12.30

Mill End Voices (see separate page)


NATIONAL SUCCESS: BB1 reached the national finals of Music for Youth in 2011, with Stage Choir following suit in 2012: one of the rare instances of the same director reaching the finals with different instrumental/ choral groups.


ORCHESTRAL:

Junior Orchestra: HWMC Saturday Mornings (since September 2014)

Wycombe Youth Chamber Orchestra workshops (2007 - 2014)

Patrick was the founder and conductor of the Wycombe (formerly Marlow) Youth Chamber Orchestra workshops (WYCO /MYCO), a series of two day courses in which the top young musicians in the local area came together to learn challenging classical works from scratch to public performance in less than 10 hours and take the music into local primary schools.


WYCOMBE SWAN YOUTH THEATRE :

Footloose and Singin’ in the Rain


PENGUIN MUSICALS:

Founder, composer and Musical Director: The Emperor’s New Clothes (October 2015)






 

Musical Directing