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 About Drew Morton 

Drew has been involved in musical performance from a very young age. Trained in the classical repertoire, as a young tenor he sang in many London venues including St. James’ Chapel Royal, St. Clement Danes, St. Mary Abbots Kensington, Southwark Cathedral, King’s College London (as President of the King’s College Singers) and many of the London Guild churches.
 
Since moving to Wales 34 years ago, he has sung with both Cwmbran Baroque and Llandaff Cathedral Choir, as well as acting as MD for the Flying Shepherds (now re-formed as Byrdsong) and is frequently engaged in various choral groups as a ‘basso profundo’, especially when a low Bb is required, as well as improving his musical education through Trinity Laban College, Greenwich.

Until November 2021, Drew was also Associate Musical Director for the Dore Abbey Singers based in Abbeydore, Herefordshire and was actively involved in planning special services and events there

Drew is currently Musical Director of Cor Aduniad, a fine local choir with an enviable reputation for finely-crafted performances. Their current repertoire includes original pieces by Drew and award-winning, local composer Jack Whiteas well as works by Ola Gjeilo, Eric Whitacre, Bob Chilcott, John Rutter, Harold Darke, Peter Gabriel, Morten Lauridsen, J.S. Bach, Handel and others spanning four centuries. Past and planned venues include Bath Abbey, Brecon Cathedral, St. Woolos Cathedral Newport, Llandaff Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral, St Gabriel's Cwmbran and the Usk Choral Festival.

He runs a community choir – Village Voices – whose gutsy performances of modern songs have won many friends.

He also organises ‘Come And Sing’ days in the Usk area, at which local singers and instrumentalists come together for a day’s rehearsal for a concert in the evening. The repertoire for these events has included, Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’, Handel’s ‘Messiah’, ‘Requiem’ by both Mozart and Faure, as well as a number of shorter pieces by Rachmaninoff, Lauridsen, Victoria, Mendelssohn, Brahms and others.

After many years gigging as a vocalist/ keys player with a variety of bands, Drew’s current project in the world of rock/ pop/ ballad/ jazz territory is 400What,  a band whose performances have been accurately described as ‘putting the fun in function’

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Drew has recently been involved in a number of local primary schools, teaching Yrs 4-6 a number of original songs to go with various events in the school year – Harvest, St. David’s Day, World Book Day, Leavers’ Assembly and Christmas

He also runs Doc & The Revd, a keyboard and vocal duo whose powerful renditions of modern songs are very much appreciated.

 

Drew is also arranging and composing original music for both choirs and schools and is willing to undertake commissions.

 

You can view a catalogue of music here.

 

Please get in touch with Drew if you would like to purchase any of his music or would like to talk to him about any of his musical activities.

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