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 performing as lead vocalist
and guitarist in a busy function band at venues including The Ritz in London. Ben also
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" which will be released late 2019.
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