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Mark Grundy

BIO: 
Born Guildford, England. June 1956 
Married to Moira with two sons. Daniel (1982) & Matthew (1984). Working at ESOC in the UNIX/Linux support team. 

Over the years the standard of the groups I have performed with has varied widely. Some have been poor even by amateur standards but the majority of my time in the early days was spent with South Yorkshire Opera (S.Y.O.) in Sheffield who genuinely aimed for the highest standards and could be reckoned as one of the country's best amateur companies. Whatever the standard of the production, I always aim to give the best, most convincing performance I can. From its formation in 1987 my time was increasingly devoted to Harambée where I was able to move into both directing and musical direction. I served the group as Chairman from 2004 until my move to Germany in January 2009 As well as performing I also have extensive lighting experience and have experience of set design and construction, sound, costume, make-up and publicity.

THEATRICAL CAREER:

ESOC:

Actor:
Director:

Stage Crew:
Previous work:
  • 1973 Brigadoon (Harry Richie) - School production. 
  • 1974 The Life of Gallileo (Ludovico Marcilli) - University production. 
  • 1976 Aida (Chorus) - S.Y.O.
  • 1977 Fidellio (Chorus) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1977 Carmen (Chorus) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1978 Faust (Chorus) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1979 Trial By Jury (Foreman of the Jury) - Intake Methodist Musical Society, Sheffield 
  • 1979 Yeoman of the Guard (Chorus) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1979 L'Elisir d'Amore (Chorus) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1980 The Zoo (Mr Grinder) Intake Methodist Musical Society, Sheffield 
  • 1980 The Magic Flute (Chorus) S.Y.O. 
  • 1980 La Boheme (Chorus + 1 line) S.Y.O. 
  • 1981 Yeoman of the Guard (Sir Richard) - Intake Methodist Musical Society, Sheffield 
  • 1981 La Traviata (Chorus) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1981 Turandot (Chorus) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1982 Macbeth (Chorus) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1982 Cavaleria Rusticana (Chorus) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1982 I Pagliacci (Chorus) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1982 HMS Pinafore (Dick Deadeye) - New Opera Group, Sheffield. 
  • 1982 The Mikado (Chorus) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1982 Cox and Box (Bouncer) - Own production. 
  • 1983 Trial By Jury (Foreman of the Jury) - Mearsbrook Musical Society, Sheffield. 
  • 1983 The Sorcerer (Chorus) - Mearsbrook Musical Society, Sheffield. 
  • 1983 The Marriage of Figaro (Chorus) - S.Y.O 
  • 1983 Nabucco (Chorus) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1984 Tosca (Chorus) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1984 Die Fledermaus (Ivan) - S.Y.O. 
  • 1985 The Marriage of Figaro (Dr. Bartolo) - Mill Opera, Essex. 
  • 1986 The Beggars Opera (Cpt. McHeath) - Mill Opera, Essex. 
  • 1987 A Man Called Moses (Moses) Commissioned by Maldon Methodist Church for 125th anniversary March. The part was written with me in mind. 
  • 1988 Cox & Box (Mr Cox) - Mill Opera, Essex. 
  • 1988 Not in Front of the Waiter (Aristide) - Mill Opera, Essex. 
  • 1989 Godspell (David) - Harambée, Maldon. 
  • 1990 Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Stage Manager) - Harambée, Maldon. 
  • 1990 While Shepherds Watched (Joseph) - Mill Opera, Essex. 
  • 1993 Gospel End (Stan Menston) - Harambée, Maldon. 
  • 1993 Richard Rodgers Revue (Producer/Director) - Harambée, Maldon. 
  • 1994 Jesus Christ Superstar (Caiaphas) - Harambée, Maldon. 
  • 1996 Mary Magdalene (Producer/Director) - Harambée, Maldon. 
  • 1996 Once More With Feeling (Performer) - Harambée, Maldon. A concert looking back at the first ten years of Harambée 
  • 1997 A Man Called Moses (Moses) - Harambée. 10th anniversary production. 
  • 1997 Over The Pond (Performer) - Harambée, Maldon. 
  • 1998 Barnardo (Producer/Director) - Harambée, Maldon. 
  • 1998 Around The World In 80 Minutes (Stage Manager) - Harambée, Maldon. 
  • 1999 A Stroll In The Park With Gilbert And Sullivan incorporating The Zoo (Producer/Director & Performer) - Harambée, Maldon. 
  • 1999 Pharisee (Musical Director & Conductor) - Harambée, Maldon 
  • 2000 Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Potiphar) - Harambée, Maldon
  • 2000 Sons Of The Living God (Producer & Musical Director) - Harambée, Maldon 
  • 2001 Jesus Christ Superstar (Ciaphas) - I was also responsible for set design & construction. Harambée, Maldon 
  • 2001 Harambée Showcase (Musical Director & Performer) - Harambée, Maldon 
  • 2002 Disney Extravaganza (Performer) - Harambée, Maldon 
  • 2003 An Evening With Harambée (Performer) - Harambée, Maldon 
  • 2003 Oliver (Musical Director & Conductor) - Harambée, Maldon 
  • 2004 Songs Of Praise With Harambée (Musical Director & Performer) - Harambée, Maldon 
  • 2005 Mary Magdalene (Musical Director & St. Peter) - Harambée, Maldon 
  • 2005 In Word And Song (Compiler, Producer & Director, Performer) - Harambée, Maldon 
  • 2006 Once More With Feeling, Once More (Performer) - Harambée, Maldon. A look back at 20 years of Harambée 
  • 2007 Wildfire (Producer and Director, St. Paul) - Harambée, Maldon 20th Anniversary show 
  • 2007 Born In Song (Performer) - Harambée, Maldon 
  • 2008 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Ruben & Potiphar) - Harambée, Maldon 
  • 2008 Songs That Go Like This (Performer) - Harambée, Maldon 

An Ideal Husband, 2016

Black Horse, 2013

The Sea, 2012

Our Country's Good, 2009
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