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Lea Cornthwaite - voice, gittern

Lea Cornthwaite is a singer, choir director and vocal animateur who works with children as young as 5 to adults of 95, singers and non-singers alike. He has also worked on many projects with Opera North, ENO, the LSO, Sing Up, Glyndebourne, Garsington Opera, the Barbican Centre, the Southbank Centre, National Youth Theatre, Spitalfields Music, Hackney Music Development Trust, Youth Music & many others.

Lea has a particular interest in singing for health and wellbeing and has been MD for 'Mind & Soul', a choir based at the Maudsley Hospital in London since 2006 that aims to break down stigma surrounding mental health problems.

Recent singing includes: Double Fantasy Live as part of Yoko Ono's Meltdown at the South Bank Centre with the Sense of Sound Choir. Marc Almond's Torments & Toreros Live as part of Antony Hegarty's Meltdown at South Bank Centre. The world premiere performance, recording and tour of Julian Marshall's cantata Out of the Darkness with the Schoolhouse 6 Ensemble. Migration Music with the Sense of Sound Choir and beatboxer Shlomo, directed by Matthew Xia at Liverpool Everyman Theatre. The Last Pearly, a play with music with Pinhole Theatre Company directed by Lucy Bradley at Rich Mix, London. Lea's website.

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