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Colin Baines – Musical Director

Colin Baines - Musical Director

Colin, our Musical Director and Conductor, studied music at Birmingham and Liverpool Universities. He has conducted the Birmingham Choral Union for over thirty years, directing performances of choral works from Bach’s Mass in B minor to Fanshawe’s African Sanctus in various major venues across the Midlands. He is also deputy chorus master of the City of Birmingham Choir.

When not working with choirs, he is a freelance performer, accompanying other choirs and soloists, playing the organ, playing keyboard and double bass in a number of dance bands and teaching piano and keyboard. He is a member of the Valentini Piano Trio and has recently played the piano in Elgar’s Piano Quintet and Schubert’s Trout Quintet with the Midland Chamber Players.

Colin is also a composer, having written a number of children’s musicals and music for many series of BBC programmes including Let’s Move and Something to Think About. He also directs the music for the Festival Arts group in Birmingham and St. David’s (Pembrokeshire).

He lives in Birmingham with his wife and four grown-up children.

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