Visit our NST Campus venue, based in Highfield at the University of Southampton Campus.
Join us at NST City, our new venue in the heart of Southampton City Centre, offering a creative environment, two theatre spaces, rooms to hire and Tyrrells our cafe bar.
19 November, 2019 - 23 November, 2019
11 November, 2019 - 09 December, 2019
11 November, 2019 - 09 December, 2019
Choir sessions at NST City in our Rehearsal Room
NST’s Hometown Chorus
Join our brand new and unique community choir, singing songs you won’t get to sing anywhere else as they are all written especially for our productions.
You don’t need to be a fabulous singer either – we welcome everyone over 16 able to hold a tune and join in enthusiastically.
As part of the Hometown Chorus you’ll be offered opportunities to participate in productions from time to time, or perform at events in our café/bar, but only if you want to!
Cost per session is £5.00 and can be paid on the night or booked through box office ahead of the sessions.
Hometown Chorus sessions will be led by Stephanie Amies & Teddy Clements:
Stephanie is performer, composer, lyricist, artist, choir leader and vocal coach. She began her life as a musician at the age of seven and began writing music in her early teens. It wasn't until her degree in BA English and Music at the University of Southampton where her love for musicals really flourished.
Stephanie wrote her first musical 'Lillia' for her final dissertation and the University society, Showstoppers chose to take it to the Fringe in 2011. From the moment the music and words came to life on stage she knew that writing musicals was going to be a life-long love. It wasn't until 'Lillia' was nominated for 'Best New Musical' and 'Best Music' in the MTM Awards at the Fringe that she decided to pursue it as a career.
She has now written six musicals (including the work with Amies & Clements) and is working on two new pieces as well.
When she is not writing she is a private singing coach in Southampton, she runs two community choirs, works in Higher Education and is a member of the Nuffield Southampton Theatres box office team.
She has also run music workshops in schools, including Forest Forge Theatre’s ‘Connection’ project which involved going into primary and senior schools to encourage them to share their thoughts on water, and to get them to create the story behind a folk-song. The songs were then performed as a curtain raiser to Forest Forge's production of Upbeat! in 2016.
Teddy is a composer, performer, orchestrator, musical director and vocal coach. From the age of 6 he reluctantly started to learn the piano and although he may not have always got on with his practice he's now very glad he was encouraged to stick with it.
He originally went to the University of Southampton to study Civil Engineering with Architecture but ended up developing a passion for musical theatre through the union's musical society, Showstoppers. He changed degree and graduated with a BA in Music and about 50 shows under his belt.
It was through musical direction that Teddy really found his love for contemporary musical theatre. He was the musical director for Steph's early shows and that sparked their creative relationship, and really solidified their friendship.
He now works as a freelance musician in the Hampshire area doing musical direction, performance, vocal coaching, piano tuition, compositions and lecturing as part of Amies & Clements. He has also worked professionally in and around London both as a Musical Director and a performer.
Teddy's musical direction credits include: Billionaire Boy (NST), Noel's War (Chichester Festival Theatre), Stationmaster (Winchester University), Pinnoch1.0 (Winchester University), Carmen (Union Theatre), The Shadow Factory (NST), Obella, Things We're Learning Now (Battersea Barge), Tomorrow, Maybe - All productions to date, The Velma Celli Show - feat. Kerry Ellis (Stage Door), Iconic - A Brief History of Drag (The Stage Door, The Century Club - Shaftsbury Avenue), The Night Before Christmas (Luton Library).
Teddy’s recent performance credits include; Henrietta in The Bakewell Bakeoff (Hangar Farm, Totton), Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre Royal, Winchester), Jamie in The Last 5 Years (The Annex Theatre, Southampton), Anatoly in Chess (Nuffield, Southampton), Fender in Hairspray (The Hub, Southampton), Franklin Shepherd in Merrily We Roll Along (The Annex Theatre, Southampton) and Bob Wallace in White Christmas (The Hub, Southampton). Teddy also played William Willow in a workshop production of The Weird Little World of William Willow at the Omnibus Arts Centre, Clapham Common.