Our Creative Team

Artistic Director

Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall is the Founder, Artistic and Managing Director of The People’s Show Choir and The People’s Orchestra.
Founded with a principle wish to keep people playing music, she grew the orchestra into one of the UK’s leading community orchestras in just four short years.

Sarah set out to prove that orchestras and choirs can be set up, ran differently and still wow audiences with a high standard of performance
But it doesn’t end there. As volunteers joined in to help with the back-office roles such as marketing, administration and graphical design (to name just a few). They began leave a few weeks later after gaining paid employment. The charity has since gone on to help hundreds of people back into paid employment, into education or on to set up their own businesses, all in one of the most deprived areas of England.

Choir Master
Kirsty Williamson

Choir Master Kirsty Williamson, a Scottish soprano and singing teacher whose musical focus lies in operatic and musical theatre performance.

Kirsty has performed regularly throughout Europe, USA and the Middle East as both a soloist and an ensemble member. Currently, Kirsty is enrolled onto the Master’s Vocal Studies programme at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Musical Director

Rob Spalton

Musical Director and Principal Conductor of The People’s Orchestra Rob is a Birmingham Conservatoire graduate with a BMus (Hons) in Music Performance.

His career spans roles such as Musical Director for the Central England Concert Band, Chief Technician for The Orchestral Pit Stop and Head of Brass and Orchestral Percussion at Repton School. He continues his work as a tutor and freelance musician, whilst enjoying playing festivals such as Glastonbury and Cropredy

Librarian

Julia Hartland

Administrator

Minnie Pawsey

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