Loz Kaye is leading the work around County of Song.
Loz is a choir leader, composer and cultural change maker. His particular interest is the power of the singing voice to express community.
Loz’s international music career has its roots in Lancashire – his first professional tour was with Rossendale based Horse and Bamboo. Since then he has worked with many Lancashire arts organisations including More Music, Lancaster Arts, Blackburn People’s Choir, and Encounter Festival amongst others.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunities I have had in Lancashire. Blackburn People’s Choir was my first job as a choir leader. That set me on a path to working with many thousands of singers over the years, both here and abroad. I want to see the next generations have those opportunities too.”
As a composer, his music has been heard all the way from Nashville, Tennessee to Okinawa, Japan. He has worked internationally as vocal teacher, especially at GITIS Scandinavia drama school in Aarhus, Denmark. His emphasis in working with choirs and singing group is access and inclusion. His work with Manchester Proud Chorus was multiple award winning, including a nomination for a National Diversity Award. Other places he has worked include Trestle Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough, LIPA in Liverpool and Salford University.
Currently, Loz is also Director of Sound for Separate Doors theatre company, Musical Director for Hope Mill Community Choir and Liverpool Rainbow Chorus, and Director of county wide singing project, Encounter Voices.