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Deputy Lay Clerk Adam Reaney joins Genesis Sixteen

Belfast Cathedral - Deputy Lay Clerk Adam Reaney joins Genesis Sixteen

Congratulations to Adam Reaney, Deputy Lay Clerk in the Cathedral Choir on successfully auditioning to join the Genesis Sixteen.

Adam has sung with Belfast Cathedral choir on many occasions under the direction of Mr Matthew Owens. He has also sung with the Ulster Consort. Recently Adam succeeded in auditioning for a highly sought after place, singing with the renowned vocal ensemble "The Genesis Sixteen". This choir comprises young singers from across the UK, and is led by founder and conductor of "The Sixteen", Harry Christophers and associate conductor Eamonn Dougan.

Genesis Sixteen rehearse and perform a series of week-long and weekend courses based in the UK, during which the singers receive group tuition, individual mentoring and masterclasses run by top vocal experts funded by the Genesis Foundation.

Adam is a second year Podiatry student at the University of Ulster and a former pupil of The Royal School, Armagh. He is a former Lay Vicar Choral at St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh and a member of the Charles Wood Singers under Dr David Hill. Adam was recently awarded the William Lauder Scholarship, and has performed on BBC Radio Ulster's "Classical Connections".

Adam says "I'm very much looking forward to the Genesis Sixteen scheme and especially performing along with other singers from across the United Kingdom. This will give me a wonderful opportunity to further my musical education under leading vocal experts".

Although the cathedral choir is unable to lead Sunday worship at St Anne's during the Coronavirus lockdown, we very much look forward to the day when Adam will join us once again singing in the cathedral choir stalls. We also wish him every success as a member of the Genesis Sixteen and look forward to following his musical career.