Looking for an original piece to engage your audience and enthuse your players? Michael creates novel works for any size of music group or choir... even a Tango for Solo Sax! Click here to hear his 'Tango del Castillo', recorded in early 2017.
"Privileged to hear the world premiere of 'They Shall Grow Not Old' - such a moving piece. It deserves to get a much wider audience" (Katie Fforde)
"A refreshing new interpretation of those moving words - so apt in this 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, and a moving tribute to your relative, Michael" (Jane Foreman)
Click here to hear his 'They Shall Grow Not Old', performed by The Thames Head Singers in July 2016.
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Michael's extensive experience with directing all aspects musical theatre from the music to the choreography ensures an exciting show with all the drama but without the tears! Having worked with orchestras and choirs young and old means that he can encourage the performers to excel themselves and have fun, whatever the venue.
"You were wonderful as ever getting everyone in the Christmas spirit – we have had great feedback. Thank you once again." (Caroline Duckworth DL, Merchant Venturers, Bristol)
"As musical director your contagious enthusiasm, creativity and flexibility most certainly supported the cast and enabled them to give of their best. It was a pleasure to work with you, where you showed your flair as a talented pianist and conducted your band with the utmost professionalism. It was wonderful that you dressed the part too - your waistcoats were spectacular!" (Kim Porter, Director, 'Oliver,' Dec 2016)
"You're an inspirational conductor" (Mary Brownbill)
"The charismatic Michael Castle was the excellent musical director." (John Packwood, 'Oliver,' Dec 2016)
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An experienced accompanist, Michael develops an outstanding rapport with his soloists, helping them to deliver their best in an encouraging and supportive environment.
"We've watched our son's confidence, understanding and love of music grow as he is encouraged to shine." (Annie McGill)
"He plays both accurately and sensitively and fills in with relaxed ease all that multitude of notes which are NOT actually in his contract!" (Howard Beard)
Click here to hear Michael's accompanying the American tenor Robert Short in An Evening of Spirituals, recorded in Nantwich in October 2014.
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Whatever the group or venue Michael produces exciting new arrangements to inspire and entertain. His work with the a cappella group ‘Copious Notes’ has resulted in fresh versions of old Christmas carols. Click on the song titles to hear Michael's jazzed-up 'God Rest,' or perhaps his sultry 'Summertime' and magical 'Moon River' are more to your taste?
"He is an amazingly talented composer and arranger, and frequently took us on weird and very wonderful musical journeys!" (Kate Comaish)
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