Musical Director - Robert Owens
Robert Owens is a 20 year old classical tenor based in Manchester, in his third year of undergraduate studies at The Royal Northern College of Music. He currently studies voice with principal study tutor and professional singer and conductor Mathew Best. He has now been studying at the RNCM for several years, as he also studied at the Junior RNCM with principal study tutor Jeffrey Lawton.
Robert started conducting at the age of 14 when he became the deputy conductor for Cantorion Rhos and The Musical Director for The Llangollen Male Voice Choir. Shortly after, he went on to work with both The Rhos Male Voice Choir and Cantorion Colin Jones, before moving to Manchester to study at the RNCM.
Currently, Robert is working as the Musical Director for both The Greater Manchester Police Male Voice Choir and The Macclesfield Male voice choir, alongside studying for his undergraduate degree at the RNCM.
Brân - Rolf in The Sound of Music 2014; Dinas Brân - Captain Von Trap from The Sound of Music 2015; International University Production of Iolanthe Chorus 2015; RNCM Offenbach La Vie Parisienne Chorus 2016 and RNCM Handel Theodora Chorus 2017.
Accompanist - Tatyana Goncharuk
The young pianist Tatyana Goncharuk was born in Ukraine and took her first piano lesson at the age of five. She later studied with Boris Arkhimovich and Nadezhda Arkhimovich at Kyiv M V Lysenko Secondary Specialist Music Boarding School, after which she enrolled at the P I Tchaikovsky National Musical Academy of Ukraine.
In 2007 Tatyana was invited by a world-famous pianist – Prof. Norma Fisher – to pursue her further studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where she was awarded a special scholarship. Tatyana's studies were kindly supported by the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
She was the recipient of the First prize in the International Piano Competition for Young Pianists, Mariupol, Ukraine(2006), the RNCM Concerto Competition(2009), the RNCM Piano Recital Prize(2009) and the RNCM Piano Duo Prize(2012). She has appeared in recital at the Bridgewater Hall (Manchester, UK), the Royal Academy of Music (London), the Lotherton Hall (Leeds, UK), the RNCM Concert Hall (Manchester, UK).
Tatyana’s wide repertoire encompasses stylistic panorama of pieces by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Saint-Saens, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Bartok, and the Ukrainian composers Lysenko, Lyatoshinsky, Skoryk.
Away from the concert platform, Tatyana has had lessons and master classes with a number of distinguished pianists, including John Lill, Nelson Goerner, Steven Osborne, Michel Dalberto and Noriko Ogawa. She has also worked with such outstanding conductors as Sir Mark Elder, Carl Davis, Clark Rundell, Timothy Redmond and many distinguished and celebrated artists including Lynne Dawson, Quentin Hayes, Roderick Williams, Christopher Purves and David Kempster. At present Tatyana holds the position of a pianist at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Tatyana was appointed as the Principal Accompanist of the Macclesfield Male Voice Choir in 2008.
The Choir was formed 60 years ago and now numbers over 70 choristers.
We perform concerts locally and further afield including several overseas trips.
17th March 2018 Joint concert with Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies Choir
We rehearse for two hours every Monday evening. Please feel free to join us for a rehearsal or contact our Secretary on:
01625 432282 or e-mail