Following the retirement of our conductor Charles Hine we have appointed Elizabeth Worth as musical director.
Elizabeth graduated from Colchester Institute in 2013 with a performance-based music degree with first-class honours. Primarily a clarinettist studying under Charles Hine, she won competitions for solo and duet performances as well as ensemble performances with the University clarinet choir, and she was awarded a distinction for her Associated Board Diploma in clarinet performance. During her time at University, Elizabeth led the Colchester Institute Symphonic Wind Orchestra and the Essex Youth Symphonic Wind Orchestra as principal clarinettist, and performed with Essex Youth Orchestra on E-flat clarinet. She also co-founded Dixie Jazz sextet ‘TradJazzled’ and saxophone quartet ‘One Screw Loose’ with whom she performs regularly.
Elizabeth began her studies in Musical Direction under Dr. Mark Bellis as part of her degree, and has since gone on to improve her skills through workshops and lessons with conductors such as Alice Farnham. Elizabeth now has a busy diary directing a number of ensembles in and around London and Essex including Belvedere Concert Band, Bexley Concert Orchestra, the British Clarinet Ensemble, the East Anglian Single Reed Choir and Poplar Singers, but still enjoys performing as a soloist, pit musician for musicals in Essex and South London and as the E-flat clarinettist of Greenwich Concert Band. Elizabeth also sings regularly in choirs such as East London Evensong Choir, and teaches instrumental lessons to children and adults in London.