Chris Fossey

Acting Through Song Tutor

Christopher Fossey is a musician and teacher currently based in the Welsh capital of Cardiff, working variously as a freelance composer and arranger, accompanist and musical director. He trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and was the recipient of the 2010 RWCMD Composition Prize. As composer and arranger, Christopher recently worked with Welsh musician Anthony Reynolds on 'A Small Spit Of Land', a large-scale biographical song cycle which was then performed in April 2013 with string players of Sinfonia Cymru and will be recorded later this year. As an accompanist, Christopher is in much demand and regularly plays for rehearsals and classes on the MA Musical Theatre course at RWCMD and was also a rehearsal accompanist for their 2012 production of 'The Mystery Of Edwin Drood'. For the Young Actors Studio at RWCMD he is an Acting Through Song tutor and accompanist. Elsewhere, he is the resident accompanist and co-assistant musical director for the South Wales Gay Men's Chorus who have performed in numerous venues across South Wales and beyond, including recent participation in the Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival and a guest appearance at London's Cadogan Hall. As a musical director and rehearsal accompanist Christopher has also worked with Youth Music Theatre UK, Orbit Theatre Co. and The Unknown Theatre Co. Future projects include musical director for 'When You Say Goodbye', a new musical based on the songs of Harry Parr Davies and Marguerite Monnot.