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New coach for Fusion in Cheadle

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: January 25, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • Fusion Performance Arts - Creative Directors: Justine Cope and Eleanor Bott.

  • Musical Director and Vocal Coach Peter Golding.

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A VILLAGE performance organisation has a new coach joining them this month.

Fusion Performance Arts in Tean has announced that well-known professional musical director and vocal coach Peter Golding will be joining their team.

Peter trained as a pianist and conductor at the Guildhall School of Music and has worked with many distinguished musicians including Leonard Bernstein who became his mentor.

He has been commissioned as a musical director on such shows as 'Sweeney Todd', 'Sound of Music' and 'Oh! What a lovely War' working with many well know musical professionals including Liza Minnelli, Michael Crawford and Gary Wilmot.

In 2004 Peter conducted Oliver! Starring the legendary Ron Moody as Fagin and has subsequently become his personal Musical Director. Peter worked on Mary Poppins in 2005, which opened at the Bristol Hippodrome to tremendous acclaim, and subsequently transferred to the Prince Edward Theatre in London's West End.

In November 2009, Peter was honoured to be asked to act as Musical Director for a Memorial Concert at the Palace Theatre, London, in memory of his friend and colleague Stephen Gately, working alongside Sir Ian McKellen, Tony Hadley, Shayne Ward, Maria Friedman, Beverley Knight, Christopher Biggins and Lee Ryan.

Fusion Creative Director Justine Cope said: "Peter is an enthusiastic, vibrant teacher with a wealth of experience and will be an asset to the team at Fusion Performance Arts.

"His first role will be to mentor musical theatre students who are commencing rehearsals for Stiles and Drewe's wonderful musical 'Honk', whilst Actors Lab Students are currently working on a performance of 'Coals from Ashes' which explores the relationship between Stoke on Trent and Lidice formed during the Second World War."

Other classes currently running from The Venue in Tean High Street include: Ballet, tap, street dance, boot camp and community choir. Free taster sessions are available in all classes. For further information visit www.fusionperformancearts.co.uk or call 07515 285236/ 07504 610071.

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