Inspiring children to be
happy and confident
through music …
Inspiring children to be
happy and confident
through music …
Inspiring children to be
happy and confident
through music …
Inspiring children to be
happy and confident
through music …

Creative Team

Voices for Life work in collaboration with creative artists to create and perform exciting and fun songs and choral works.  These are carefully created and delivered to help give children a renewed sense of confidence in themselves as well as experiences that will live with them forever.

Sue Curtis

Librettist: Voices for Life song, Mission to the Moon and Stardust.

Sue approaches her work as writer and librettist from the solid foundation of a lifetime’s experience of literature and theatre.

Jools Scott

Composer: Voices for life song, Mission to the Moon and Stardust

Jools has worked with the BFI, Brodsky Quartet, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir and has written numerous pieces for children with Sue Curtis, working extensively with the local community in Bath since 2014.

Jamila Gavin

Librettist: We are every child

Jamila is a writer and story teller. She was delighted to be able to offer Voices for Life ‘We Are Every Child.’   In recent years she has been writing plays for or about children, including one commissioned by the Coram Foundation, now an agency for adoption and children’s welfare, ‘Wherever I Lay Down My Head.’ This play was about the plight of refugees and unaccompanied child asylum seekers. It is from this work, her poem ‘We Are Every Child’ was inspired.

Photo by Anna Moskalkova

George Bevan

Choral Director and Accompanist

George’s early musical education as a chorister at St. Mary’s, Warwick played a huge part in shaping his future. After winning a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London, at the age of 20 he was appointed as Organist & Choirmaster at St James’s, Muswell Hill, and it was there that he discovered a passion for directing choral music which has remained with him ever since.

George has enjoyed a combined career as teacher and freelance musician, most recently taking up the post of Head of Academic Music and Assistant Organist at Downside School in January this year. Above all, he is committed to finding opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy singing, and his ‘Choir who can’t sing’ has proved beyond doubt that singing is an extraordinary, life-changing gift which everyone can enjoy.

Oliver Chubb

Workshop Leader

Oliver studied Music at the University of Bristol, and has since been working as a freelance tenor, trumpet player and teacher.  Oliver enjoys an active career as a solo and chorus singer, both in the UK and abroad.  As an educator, he works for the Bristol Ensemble’s music outreach programme, Preludes, and he is music director of St. George’s Cosmos Children’s Choir.  He is also in demand as a session and solo trumpet player, and has played on national and regional radio broadcasts.  

Kirsten Mulcahy

Workshop Leader

Kirsten is a classically trained soprano and was awarded the Bath Spa University Graduate Performance Award in 2016. She started her career appearing regular as a guest soloist for choirs and now performs regularly in the Bath, Bristol and Wiltshire area.

Liz Britton

Accompanist

Liz has recently started work as a freelance musician working in and around Bristol and the southwest, after completing an MA (Distinction) in Medieval Musicology at the University of Bristol. Working primarily as a piano teacher for young children, Liz teaches with Preludes run by the Bristol Ensemble, and is an accompanist for St George’s Cosmos Children’s Choir. Liz also interns at Bristol Pre-Conservatoire, who work to coach 14-18 year olds into chamber music performance. She works as a soprano, singing regularly with the Fitzhardinge Consort, and other churches around Bristol. 

Will Ashworth

Accompanist

Will is a musician based in Bath.  Primarily playing the piano, he accompanies many different choirs, teaches the piano and is the director of music at St. John the Baptist Church with St. Catherine, Batheaston.

Bristol Ensemble

Stardust Performances, Bath Abbey 2021 and 2022

The Bristol Ensemble is the city’s only professional orchestra, comprising a core of 25 musicians and a further 50 musicians, all experienced players in a range of musical genres.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Voices for Life bringing fantastic music experiences into the lives of children. The Bristol Ensemble are fully committed to enriching the artistic lives of children and their communities and we have been working now for over 12 years in disadvantaged areas in Bristol. Voices for Life is a brilliant way for us to further this work and together we are producing a high quality experience and life enhancing opportunities for hundreds of children. We are very excited by this partnership and fully support the Voices for Life vision.”

Roger Huckle, Director, The Bristol Ensemble