Tina Brooks

WCGC is very lucky to have Tina Brooks as their Musical Director. She is extremely talented and enthusiastic and inspires us all.

   

Tina founded the Whittlesford Community Gospel Choir in 2005. She is a conductor, composer, arranger, teacher, singer, pianist and ethnomusicologist. Tina has conducted Gospel Singing Workshops internationally and nationally, ranging from the South Bank Centre, London, to the A1 Bustan Festival in Lebanon. Locally she has led worskhps at The Perse Girls School, School Days at Ely Cathedral, Sawston Music Festival, Hills Road Sixth Form College and Cottenham Theatre Group.

Tina has sung with Jessye Normal (Sacred Ellington 2000) and Wynton Marsalis (All Rise 2007 and Abyssinion Mass 2013), and spent 8 years as Music Director of the award-winning London Adventist Chorale. She sang with them at the Proms at the Palace during HM The Queen's Jubilee Year and has conducted at Wembley Arena & Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Opera House (Sydney, Australia) and Blenheim Palace. Her compositions and arrangements have been broadcast on BBC TV and Radio. Her most definitive work to date is the "Freedom Suite" written and arranged for the internationally acclaimed Black Voices, a 5 piece female a capella ensemble. Tina is also the founder of Music 4 Life String Ensemble, a string orchestra for children and young people, some of whom performed with WCGC for the first time Summer 2013.