Musical Director - Robert Owens
Bachelor of Music (Hons)
Robert Owens is a 22 year-old, Conductor, Vocal-Coach and Classical Tenor from North Wales currently based in Manchester. He started conducting at the age of 14 and went on to work with many choirs across England and North Wales.
Robert recently graduated with Honours from the Royal Northern College of Music where he had studied Vocal and Conducting with principal tutor and professional singer/ conductor Sir Matthew Best.
Prior to going to the RNCM, Robert studied at the Junior RNCM for six years where he had the famous Wagnerian tenor Jeffrey Lawton as his principal tutor. At the same time Robert studied saxophone, piano and conducting.
He is currently working with professional and semi-professional Opera Choruses across the length and breadth of the country.
Robert has held the position of Director of Music with the Macclesfield Male Voice Choir since January 2018 and is looking forward to a bright future with them.
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.
Your visit is most Welcome
The Choir was formed 64 years ago and now numbers around 60 choristers.
We perform concerts locally and further afield including several overseas trips.
New members are always welcome
We rehearse for two hours every Monday and Wednesday evenings. Please feel free to join us for a rehearsal or contact our Secretary on:
01625 429403 or e-mail
Registered Charity number 1051597