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MUSIC – Tim Parker B.Mus(Hons), M.Mus, QTS

Tim Parker studied at the University of Sheffield, where he was awarded BMus (Hon) and MMus degrees (being twice awarded the prestigious Julian Payne Academic Prize). He is also a qualified teacher and was awarded the Cert GSMD (A) by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Tim works as a specialist singing teacher and choral director and has directed three award-winning choirs, including Cantelina & B&NES Music Service’s Senior County Choir. He has worked as vocal consultant for several local choirs and regularly works at Regional Educational Conferences as workshop leader, specializing in choir training, sign singing and ’singing for children with special needs’. Tim was recently awarded funding to create a specialist singing resource for helping children facing challenges with their literacy and is working with Trinity College, London, to develop resources for their most recent singing syllabus.

Whilst at university Tim was a Choral Scholar and Cathedral Lay Clerk and most recently held the position of Senior Lay Clerk at Bristol Cathedral for seven years. He has toured worldwide with his own County Choir and various other professional choirs, has appeared as a soloist of several CD recordings and has broadcast on Radio3, Radio4 and BBC1. He also works as choir consultant and specialist choral adjudicator.



After a performance-based background Cally has pursued a career as a speech and drama specialist. She was the principal of her Buckinghamshire based drama studio for more than 20 years, combining that role with travelling extensively in the UK, Europe and internationally as an examiner for LAMDA and as an adjudicator. Cally also delivers workshops on all aspects of communication and performance. She is a Speech and Drama Representative on the Adjudicators Council of the British and International Federation of Festivals and is a former Chairman of the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama.

Cally believes performing in festivals not only encourages an appreciation of the Arts, but also develops the communication and presentation skills so important in today’s world. Cally is delighted to have been invited to return to the L.G. & K. Festival to adjudicate the Speech and Drama classes in October 2023, and wishes everyone an enjoyable as well as a positive experience.