The Cranleigh Community Choir
Sharon Duggan - Choral Director/Music Arranger
As well as being the choir's founder and choral director, Sharon is a professional singer, singing teacher, vocal & performance coach as well as the Artist Manager for original band Eleanore & the Lost. She set up the choir at Cranleigh Arts Centre in January 2006, where it's had its home ever since.
Sharon is also a qualified teacher and has the benefit of a formal classical training, alongside working as a contemporary singer. She has taught at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, as well as being Cranleigh Arts Centre's singing tutor from 2001 - 2006. She was singing tutor for the West Sussex Adult and Community Learning Service between 2006-10 and has also taught at Hurtwood School (6th form independent college).
(for the full biography, visit www.sharonduggan.co.uk )
Eleanore Duggan - Principal Soloist/Principal Music Arranger
Eleanore has been the choir's principal soloist since it started in 2006 as well as undertaking the majority of the music arrangements. Working predominantly as a singer/songwriter and composer, Eleanore has an exceptional voice with a vocal range of 4 octaves. Eleanore is the lead singer, composer and lyricist for her band Eleanore & the Lost and is currently working on her second album of original songs, her credits to date include:
"asmakam - the quest" - an orchestral album (which went to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008);
"Parlour Game" - her debut album of original songs released 2009;
3 singles to her credit between 2006 - 2011 including a commission from the charity WWF to compose the theme song for their 50th anniversary celebrations and stimulus piece for a national competition by the same name;
December 2013 - commissioned to compose songs for the film "Dreaming the Dream": "The Dreaming" and "Midsummer Lullaby" released as a double A side single.
Ben Fawson - Soloist and professional guitarist
Ben has joined us recently as a soloist. He has performed and recorded a wide variety
of music genres and has also played on TV (receiving a Royal Television Society award).
He writes, records and performs original material as well as playing in function bands.
led by Sharon Duggan
Singer, Singing Teacher, Vocal and Performance Coach, Choral Director and Artist Manager
Tel: 01483 271469;
Email: email@example.com; www.sharonduggan.co.uk
"The Gift" - her second album of original songs which is being released in three parts. Part I was released May 2014, Part II in July 2015. She spent 2016/17 promoting new and older songs with her band, Eleanore & the Lost and has now returned to the studio to finish Part III of "The Gift".
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