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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Malcolm Ball joined Wokingham Choral Society at Eton School Hall on 29th March 2008 when they perform Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Jonathan Dove's The Passing of the Year, Maurice Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and Edvard Grieg's Choral Suite

March 2008

Malcolm Ball       Percussion

Malcolm Ball studied piano to diploma level and later orchestration and arranging. He studied electronic music and composition at the Royal College of Music where he became interested in percussion, leading to special projects in Eastern music. From there he became increasingly involved in performing and has developed an extensive background in classical, rock and contemporary music. Malcolm teaches at the Redbridge Music School, giving many lecture recitals, including some with Evelyn Glennie. In 1986 he was appointed percussion examiner for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is now Examiner and Instrumental Adviser for Trinity Guildhall, where he has just finished compiling the new percussion syllabus. He continues to work in all areas of percussion, performing in many theatre productions and concerts. In 1994 he took part in the western world premiere of Moscow-Cheryomushki a musical by Shostakovitch. He has also taken the role of musical director for such productions as Crazy for You (Gershwin), Brundibar (Hans Krasa), Kinneret (Opera for All Productions) and West Side Story (Bernstein). He is a specialist on the music of Olivier Messiaen and maintains the composer's web site.