The Langcliffe Singers

Choral Classics in the Yorkshire Dales

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 Musical Director

Our Musical Director, Nigel Waugh, is a popular and respected musician, based in Settle.  He took over in September 2009.

In an extensive musical career, Nigel sang as a chorister in the choir of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge (conductor: David Willcocks).  He gained the degree of Bachelor of Music at Edinburgh University and sang as a lay clerk at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral.  Whilst he worked in London, he sang in the choir of All Saints, Margaret Street and took singing lessons with Professor Roy Henderson.  

Coming to the North, Nigel obtained his teaching qualifications at Liverpool University.  He sang for five years with BBC Northern Singers, and has also sung with the William Byrd Choir, the Louis Halsey Singers, the Gabrieli Consort  and many other groups.

 Nigel has sung for most of his life in choirs and as a soloist.  He has conducted several choirs in Cumbria and Yorkshire and has been conductor of Skipton Music Centre Choir and Orchestra for eight years.  He works as a singing teacher for North Yorkshire County Council, has recently completed a book on the subject of Sight Singing and has composed a number of choral works including song cycles, pop cantatas and carols.



In 1993 the choir was fortunate to gain the services of Brian Heaton as accompanist. Brian studied piano at the London College of Music and, after graduation, studied accompaniment at post-graduate level at the same institution.  He has participated in many master-classes with artists such as Roger Vignoles and has partnered a wide variety of players and singers including Nigel Kennedy with whom he performed in the presence of Sir Colin Davis.  For many years he was the accompanist of Chiswick Choir one of West London’s leading amateur groups. For the past eighteen years has played for the Langcliffe Singers combining this with teaching and accompanying throughout the North West.


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Langcliffe Singers 200 Club

Can you help us raise funds for our choir by joining our 200 Club?  

For an annual payment of £12 you will be entered into a bimonthly draw with a maximum of 200 fellow members to win a £20 prize. Membership can begin at any time of the year allowing a £1 monthly discount, according to which month you join.

The promoter is choir member Judith Johnson.

Last year the 200 Club raised £384 so it is well worth joining!

For details of how to join the club, please contact us at
                or 07732 352771