Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Triple H Community Choir - Hockley, Hawkwell and Hullbridge

Triple H Community Choir

Triple H Community Choir covers the areas of Hockley, Hawkwell and Hullbridge in Essex. We meet at Hockley & Hawkwell Methodist Church on Monday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30. It is open to anyone of any age or ability. Ability to read music not necessary. We cover music ranging from Les Miserables to Rutter to The Pogues.

Event: 2nd Annual Triple H Community Carol Concert

Title 2nd Annual Triple H Community Carol Concert
Description at Hockley & Hawkwell Methodist Church at 8pm
Date and Time 20/12/13 from 20:00 to 22:00 

Event: Music from the 60's & 70's

Title Music from the 60's & 70's
Description Come and enjoy an evening of music from the 60's & 70's performed by the Triple H Community Choir at The Parish Church of St Nicholas, Rawreth
Date and Time 15/03/14 from 20:00 to 22:00
Contact thetriplehcommunitychoir@hotmail.co.uk

Contact Information

Triple H Community Choir
Hockley & Hawkwell Methodist Church
Main Street

Musical Director

The musical director is Ashley Thompson.

Having begun the piano aged 5, Ashley passed his ABRSM Grade 8 on leaving Southend High School For Boys in 2005, where he had been a much-decorated School Organist and general musician. His childhood also saw him perform in over 400 concerts and engagements as part of the Southend Boys' Choir, under Michael Crabb MBE and Roger Humphrey, many of which were at the UK, Europe and America's very top concert venues, under conductors of international repute, such as Sir Michael Tilson-Thomas, Sir Richard Hickox and Colin Davis.
Since leaving School, Ashley moved on in his musical career, firstly through his appointment as Choirmaster and MD to The Clifton Hill Performing Arts Group and Choir in Bristol, where he oversaw a production of Pirates Of Penzance. When he began his academic career at The University of Essex, he rose through the ranks of the excellent University of Essex Choir, under Alistair Cooke, to become a leading musical light in his own right within the University, including his conducting of The University Of Essex's Classical Music Society Christmas Concert in 2009. Whilst a student there, he also set up The St. Cecilia Church Music Scholarship and spent 2 years as Choirmaster and Organist at the historic Parish Church of St. James the Great, Colchester.

On graduating, he was delighted to be appointed as a Tenor Choral Scholar to Chelmsford Cathedral, and following this one year contract he has since gone on to make his full-time living in professional music, including as MD to Offspringers for their current production in The Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford, as Acting Director of Music at St. George's, Barkingside, as Director of Music to The All Souls' Mission Of The Reddemed Christian Church Of God in Gant's Hill, as Organ Scholar at All Saints' Church, Stock, as Artistic Director to the 26 year-old Music@Highlands Concert Series in Leigh-on-Sea, and as the founder, chairman and musical director of the 35-strong Triple H Community Choir, in Hockley. In his 'spare' time, Ashley also keeps a portfolio of private pupils, and is a prominent member of The Old Southendian Association, for whom he plays cricket during the season.

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