Keely Morgan

Keely Morgan

Soprano

Keely Morgan is a soprano, from Mumbles in South Wales.  She is a former student of Gower College and now studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) on the Vocal and Opera Studies BMus Hons, under the tutelage of Kate Woolveridge and Suzanne Murphy.
Keely has completed her vocal diploma, Trinity College London Vocal Diploma (ATCL). She has also achieved Grade 8 Distinctions in ABRSM, Trinity College and London College of Music in classical singing, acting and musical theatre.
Keely was extremely grateful to be the 2017 recipient of the Llanelli Grammar School Old Boys and Graig Former Pupils Association Music Bursary and also of the Loud Applause bursary.
Keely has performed as a guest artist with a number of reputable male voice choirs including, Morriston RFC, Morriston Orpheus, The Gwalia Singers and Swansea Male Voice Choir. She has performed in numerous venues such as St David’s Hall for the Welsh Festival of Remembrance, Wales Millennium Centre, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin and Sint Janskerk – Maastricht. Keely’s choir experience includes BBC National Chorus of Wales, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama College Chorus and The Ariosa Singers.
Keely was the first applicant to be selected for Camp China 2018 and has taken the role of Drama/Music councillor. She will travel to Qingdao in Summer 2018 for three months to teach music and drama to children.
Keely has appeared in three West End UK musical theatre tours, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Doctor Doolittle, Joseph & His Technicolor Dream Coat, singing alongside Aled Jones and Tommy Steel. Her acting roles have included “Doctor Who’, ‘Loose Women’, ‘Newsround’, ‘Stella’, and ‘Upstairs Downstairs’.  She has also appeared in an S4C documentary about the life of opera star Adelina Patti, playing her younger self. Keely is a proud former member of the Youth Musical Theatre UK, and was honoured to take part in the performance of ‘The Dark Tower’, staged in Hammersmith London.
As a member of LARS Keely has performed as a guest soloist at The Brangwyn Hall for the Festival of Remembrance 2016 and 2017, soirees at Stradey Castle and Llanelly House, in the Kidwelly Festival Choir Annual Concert alongside tenor, Trebor Edwards, Margam Orangery for the High Sheriff of West Glamorgan’s Charity Concert. For the past four years, Keely sang at the City and County of Swansea’s Armed Forces Day and Silence in the Square events in Castle Square and performances for Llanelli Rotary Club at their World War 1 Centenary Concert and at their Annual Ball in Stradey Park Hotel alongside Peter Karrie. Keely has also performed with Phantom of the Opera Star Peter Karrie in several of his “Small Halls Tours” concerts playing Christine.

Currently studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2016 – 2020) on the BMus Honours Vocal and Opera Studies course under the tutelage of distinguished soprano Suzanne Murphy. Previous singing tutors include the late Geoffrey Squires and Penny Ryan OBE.

 

Musical Qualifications

  • Trinity College London Vocal Diploma (ATCL)
  • ABRSM Singing – Grade 8 Distinction
  • LCM Musical Theatre – Grade 8 Distinction
  • Trinity Group Performance – Grade 8 Distinction
  • ABRSM Music Theory – Grade 5
  • ABRSM Piano – Grade 2 Distinction
  • Ballet – Grade 5 Merit

Awards

  • 2018 recipient of the Loud Applause Bursary
  • 2017 recipient of the Llanelli Grammar School Old Boys and Graig Former Pupils Association Music Bursary
  • 2017 recipient of the Loud Applause Bursary
  • 2014 winner of the Bishopston Comprehensive School Drama Award

Choir – Soloist Experience

Gemengd Koor s’Hertogenbosch

  • 27th October 2018 – Theatre an der Parade, s’Hertogenbosch Liberation Concert

Morriston RFC Choir

  • 10th November 2017 – Brangwyn Hall – Festival of Remembrance
  • 29th January 2016 – Brangwyn Hall – Welsh RAF Cadet Awards Ceremony
  • 6th November 2016 – Brangwyn Hall – Festival of Remembrance
  • 11th November 2017 – Brangwyn Hall – Festival of Remembrance

Morriston Orpheus Choir

  • 13th November 2016 – Ffwrnes Theatre – Night with the Stars with Shan Cothi and Morriston Orpheus

Gwalia Singers

  • 28th November 2015 – All Saints Church, Mumbles – Christmas Concert with the Gwalia Singers
  • 2nd February 2014 – Saint David’s Church, Morriston – Chernobyl Children’s Life Line
  • 12th March 2013 – Saint David’s Church, Morriston – Chernobyl Children’s Life Line

Swansea Male Voice Choir

  • May 18th2012 – Saint Jude’s Church, Mount Pleasant – Charity Concert

Choir Experience

BBC National Chorus of Wales – Student Scholar 

  • 11th November 2018 – Semi Chorus – Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ – St David’s Hall

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama – College Chorus

  • Venues include St Davids Hall and RWCMD

Ariosa Singers – Director – Penny Ryan OBE

  • Solo and choir performances from 2008 – 2017
  • Venues include Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin -Saint Audeon’s Anglician Church, Dublin – Saint Mary’s Church, Swansea – Brangwyn Hall
  • 19th September 2015 – Karl Jenkins’ ‘The Armed Man’ – All Saints Church Mumbles

Bishopston Comprehensive School Choir –  Director – Phil Orin

  • Solo and choir performances from 2009 – 2014
  • Venues include All Saint’s Church, Mumbles – St. Salvator Cathedral, Bruges, Belgium – Saint Janskerk, Maastricht, Holland

Kidwelly Festival Choir – Guest Soloist

  • 19th July 2014 – A concert with Kidwelly Festival Choir and Trebor Edwards – Princess Gwenllian Centre, Kidwelly
  • 3rd October 2015 – Annual Concert – Princess Gwenllian Centre, Kidwelly

Côr Y Gyrlais – Guest Soloist

  • 28th June 2014 – An Evening with Côr Y Gyrlais – Grand Marquée Cwmtwrch FC Grounds

Soloist Concert Experience

  • 27th October 2018 – Theatre an der Parade, s’Hertogenbosch Liberation Concert
  • 13th December 2017 – Llanelli Rotary Christmas Dinner – Stradey Park Hotel
  • 10th November 2017 – Festival of Remembrance – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
  • 5th November 2017 – Wales Festival of Remembrance – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
  • 6th October 2017 – Llanelli Old Boys Grammar School and the Graig Former Pupils Association Annual Dinner – Stradey Park Hotel
  • 11th July 2017 – High Sheriff of West Glamorgan Charity Concert – Margam Orangery
  • 20th April 2017 – Mozart’s Coronation Mass – Holy Cross Church
  • 29th December 2016 – Ariosa Christmas Concert – St. Peters Church Mumbles
  • 16th December 2016 – Dunvant Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert – St Marys Church Swansea
  • 15th December 2016 – Llanelli Rotary Club Christmas Gala – Stradey Park Hotel
  • 10th November 2016 – Silence in the Square for City and Council of Swansea – Castle Gardens, Swansea
  • 6th November 2016 – Festival of Remembrance – Brangwyn Hall
  • 3rd September 2016 – Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast – St Peters Church Newton
  • 2nd September 2016 – McMillian Charity Concert – Langland Golf Club
  • 3rd July 2016 – Rising Stars Showcase hosted by Mark Llewelyn Evans – Machynys Golf Club
  • 27th July 2016 – St Peters Newton Festival Concert – St Peters Church Newton
  • 20th June 2016 – Armed Forces Day – Castle Gardens
  • 2nd June 2016 – Garden Party Ariosa Singers – Clyne Church Mayals
  • 13th April 2016 – Gower College Swansea Leavers Concert – St Catherine’s Church Gorseinon
  • 30th January 2016 – Rising Stars Charity Event -Llanelly House
  • 9th December 2015 – Llanelli Rotary Christmas Gala – Stradey Park Hotel
  • 4th December 2015 – Christmas Concert with Rob Marshall – Glenalla Civic Centre
  • 15th November 2015 – Peter Karrie Small Halls Tour – Laugharne
  • 8th November 2015 – Night with the Stars – Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli
  • November 2015 – Remembrance Day (Silence in the Square) – Castle Gardens, Swansea
  • 30th October 2015 – Music of the Night with Peter Karrie – Llanelli Rotary Club Gala Dinner – Stradey Park Hotel
  • 17th October 2015– Gala Concert British Legion – Greenfields Chapel
  • 22nd September 2015 – All Saints Alive (Songs from the Shows) – All Saints Church Mumbles
  • 27th June – Ariosa and Morriston Orpheus Choir – St Marys Cathedral Swansea
  • 13th June 2015 – Peter Karrie Small Halls Tour – Narbeth
  • June 2015 – Armed Forces Day – Castle Gardens
  • 9th May 2015 – Peter Karrie Small Halls Tour – Amroth
  • 26th March 2015 – Gower Festival – All Saints Church
  • 9th March 2015 – Mumbles Rotary Club Charity Event – The Norton House
  • 6th February 2015 – Swansea Bay Rotary Club Charity Event – The Mayor’s Parlour, The Mansion House, Swansea
  • 14th December 2014 – Kidwelly Festival Choir Christmas Concert – Princess Gwenllian Centre
  • 29th November 2014 – Loud Applause Christmas Concert – Greenfields Chapel
  • 15th November 2014 – ‘Divas in waiting’ – All Saints Church Mumbles
  • November 2014 – Remembrance Day – Castle Gardens, Swansea
  • 1st November 2014 – Night with the Stars with Pendyrus Male Voice Choir – Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli
  • 23rd August 2014 – Summer Soirée – Llanelly House
  • 4th July 2014 – Summer Soirée – Stradey Castle, Llanelli
  • 28th June 2014 – Armed Forces Day – Castle Gardens Swansea
  • 25th May 2014 – Mumbles Proms – Oystermouth Castle
  • 13th December 2013 – Bishopston Comprehensive School Christmas Concert – All Saints Church Mumbles
  • 8th July 2013 – Friends of The Welsh National Opera Summer Lunch – Cobley Lodge Bishopston
  • 19th May 2013 – Maggie’s Cancer Trust Ball – Swansea Museum
  • 2012 – The Next Brit Thing UK Finalist – Welsh representative – Received a letter of congratulations from the Welsh Government

Masterclasses

  • Suzanne Murphy
  • Lorna Anderson
  • Donald Maxwell
  • Simon Lepper
  • Angela Livingstone
  • Elizabeth Atherton
  • Ann Mason
  • Matteo Dalle Fratte
  • Adrian Thompson
  • Mark Llewellyn Evans
  • Victoria Joyce
  • Jeffrey Howard
  • Sharon Richards
  • Nicola Rose

Radio Credits

  • Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ – Semi Chorus

Professional Musical Theatre Credits

  • 2013 – ‘The Dark Tower’ – Youth Music Theatre UK – Riverside Studios, London
  • 2008/2009/2010 – ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicoloured Dream Coat’ – New Theatre Cardiff
  • 2008 – ‘Doctor Dolittle’ with Tommy Steele – New Theatre Cardiff
  • 2008 – ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ with Aled Jones UK Tour – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff – Really Useful Group

Professional Television/Commercial Credits

  • Young Adelina Patti – S4C Documentary on the life of Adelina Patti
  • Doctor Who Christmas Special
  • Loose Women Christmas Special
  • CBBC’s Newsround
  • BBC’s Mistresses
  • Footlocker commercial
  • National lottery commercial
  • Sky’s Stella
  • Nickelodeon
  • BBC’s Upstairs Downstairs
  • BBC’s Dirk Gently

Amateur Theatre Credits

  • The Sound of Music – Louisa Von Trapp
  • Les Miserables – Cosette
  • We Will Rock You – Scaramouche
  • Little Shop of Horrors – Audrey
  • Twelfth Night – Viola
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream – Hermia

Amateur Opera Credits

  • The Amazing Adventures of Alvin Allegretto – Alice Allegretto – RWCMD and Wales Millennium Centre

Relevant Work Experience and Information

  • Teacher – Jigsaw Performing Arts School – Cardiff
  • Drama Teacher – Acting On It – Swansea
  • Camp China (Qingdao) 2018 – Drama councillor
  • Entertainer at various care homes and day centres across Swansea and Cardiff
  • Workshop leader (vocal and drama)
  • Prefect and peer mentor during school
  • Played flute in school orchestra
  • I also have a passion for script writing and written and directed several plays and devised pieces.
Samuel Wyn-Morris
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