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Kate Shipway

The Musical Director of Vocal Expressions, Kate Shipway, is a freelance choral director and singer who:

  • Is Musical Director of Manchester based Romulus Singers (a mixed voice chamber choir)

  • Is MD of Cheshire A Cappella (a female chorus affiliated with the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers)

  • Co-directs ‘Singing In…’, an organisation that runs singing holidays in beautiful places

  • Runs Singing In… Oughtibridge Choir, a mixed voice community choir in Sheffield

  • Sings lead in SK4 quartet and alto in Sine Nomine International Touring Choir

  • Delivers choral workshops and coaching for choirs around the country

In her spare time, Kate enjoys walking (particularly in the Lakes) baking and doing more singing!


Lloyd Buck

Vocal Expressions’s gifted and experienced accompanist is Lloyd Buck M Mus, BMus (Hons). 

Lloyd studied at the Royal College of Music, and later at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he graduated with distinction under the tutelage of Paul Janes.
He has:

  • Performed nationally at venues including St Martin in the Fields in London, St George’s Brandon Hill in Bristol, and at Lincoln Cathedral

  • Released two enterprising CDs with Amemptos Music, of piano music by Bortkiewicz and Alkan; both to great critical acclaim, and

  • Is also the Musical Director of Ellesmere Port Music Society, and conductor of Wilmslow based The Barnby Choir.

Lloyd has also:

  • Written a wide range of music, from choral motets to large scale orchestral works, and is frequently in demand as an accompanist, working in many diverse styles.