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Lynn Hudson

Lynn Hudson is a graduate of Leeds University, where she was awarded the Frank Toothill Memorial Prize for Music. She has worked extensively in music education, teaching, in various capacities, in schools in Leeds and serving, for many years, as Chair of Examiners for Music at Advanced Level for a major examining board. From 2001 - 2006 she was responsible for running the secondary music PGCE course at the University of Leeds. She still teaches part-time at Rishworth School in Calderdale.

 

Throughout her career she has always been involved in vocal and choral work. Highlights include commissioning and conducting new works such as Robin Walker's chamber opera Odysseus and Penelope for Lawnswood School and Geoffrey Kinder's The Seven Ages of Man for Halifax Young Singers, forming the City of Leeds Youth Choir, and taking Opus 44, a female voice chamber choir which she conducted for twelve years, to considerable success in national competitions. She has conducted community choirs, run choral courses for both singers and conductors and adjudicated at music festivals in the Yorkshire area.

 

Lynn has been Music Director of Halifax Young Singers since 1995. The choir numbers around a hundred young people, aged from nine to twenty-one, who sing a wide repertoire of music, including full scale works such as the Rutter Requiem, Stainer's Crucifixion and The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins, and regularly achieves notable successes in the National Festival of Music for Youth. Lynn has recently taken on a new role as conductor of CSI:Halifax, a choir for adult singers of all abilities in Calderdale.

 

Lynn is married to Thom Meredith and they have one son, Harry.

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