Stephen Douse

Stephen Douse was born in Nottingham and studied singing and piano at the Royal Academy of Music for four years.

He has been a professional singer / musician for 30 years and his career has involved a wide and eclectic range of musical genres, including Musical Theatre, Opera, Operetta, Classical / light / pop ensemble, World Music and Jazz. He has appeared as a soloist in all these genres.

His professional work has taken him to Spain, America, Germany, Japan, Holland, France, Belgium, Italy, Luxemburg and South Africa.

Solo singing includes the Opera 1984 (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) and The Glory of Hollywood (BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall). He also works as a 'session singer' and recent film-soundtracks include 'The Wrath of the Titans' and 'Arthur Christmas'.

He has performed on radio and television including 'Only Fools and Horses', 'Last Night of the Proms' and 'Friday Night is Music Night.'

Stephen is currently a member of 4 professional ensembles; The Grand Union Orchestra (World Music Jazz), The Choir of St. Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, The Choir of the West London Synagogue and The Maida Vale Singers (Music Theatre Chorus).

His commercial solo recordings include The Complete Part Songs of Delius and the role of Evangelist in St. Matthew Passion (Bach).

Stephen is now Head of Music at the Southend Campus of East 15 Acting School where, amongst his  various duties, he runs a Gospel Choir, a Music Theatre choir, and a Samba band.

Stephen Douse

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