Kevin Gill

 

Kevin Gill was born and educated in North Yorkshire. He moved to Birmingham to study at the Birmingham School of Music (now the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) in 1980 and has remained in Birmingham ever since. After graduating, Kevin gained his FRCO and has since pursued a career as a freelance musician and teacher of Piano, Organ and Music Theory.

Kevin has been the regular rehearsal accompanist for the Birmingham Festival Choral Society since 1998. He has accompanied concert performances for BFCS and various other choral societies in works such as Handel Messiah, Orff Carmina Burana, Berstein Chichester Psalms, Britten Rejoice in the Lamb, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, and Mozart, Durufle, Brahms and Faure Requiems.

BFCS concerts have given Kevin the opportunity to play the organ in prestigious venues such as Coventry Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey , Malvern Priory, Birmingham Town Hall, St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter, and on tours of Belgium, Holland, Slovenia, Estonia, Slovakia, Ireland, Burgundy and, most recently, Romania.

Kevin is Organist and Choirmaster of St. James the Great, Shirley, Solihull, and also runs a private teaching practice. In addition, he teaches at the Birmingham School of Acting and has been Musical Director for the shows Little Me, Into the Woods, Moll Flanders, A New Brain, Assassins, A Man of no Importance and A Little Night Music.

Over the years, Kevin has worked with many prestigious groups, including the the CBSO, its adult and youth choruses, Birmingham Opera Company, and the BBC. He has frequently given organ recitals and Piano duet recitals in and around Birmingham.

In January 2008 Kevin was appointed Musical Director of Atherstone Choral Society. He has directed them in a variety of works including Haydn Creation, Mozart Requiem, Gilbert and Sullivan Trial by Jury, Faure Requiem, Britten Rejoice in the Lamb and Rutter Magnificat.

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