Musical Director

Kate Shipway

Since joining her local church choir at the age of five, Kate’s love of singing has seen her perform in many venues, throughout Britain and Europe. 

Kate joined the Romulus Singers in the summer of 2013, and brought with her a love of choral music and a passion to further develop the choir in terms of repertoire and performance. 

Alongside her appointment as the Musical Director of Romulus Singers, Kate also directs The Sheffield Chorale and is a Vocal Music Leader for Sheffield Music Hub.

Kate is Creative Director of Singing In..., an organisation based in Sheffield that brings communities together to sing and make music. In the role she leads several community choirs, composes and arranges songs and directs their memorable singing holidays. Kate works as a freelance coach to choirs and their leaders. She is passionate about enabling directors to get the most out of their choirs and giving groups the tools and freedom to create exciting, moving and powerful performances.

To mark their tenth anniversary, Kate was recently commissioned by Classical Sheffield to arrange ten Kate Rusby songs for massed choir. The work, Being Human, was performed for the first time by three community choirs in March 2023. She sings Alto in Sine Nomine International Touring Choir and is one of the vocalists with the Northern Collective Big Band.

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