The Kinder Choirs are administered by the Kinder Children’s Choirs of the High Peak Trust, a registered charity – number 1043079. The Trust address is: Woodside Cottage, Quarry Road, Birch Vale, High Peak, SK22 1AE
Duchess of Devonshire D.L | President
Susan Bullock CBE | Vice President
Susan Bullock is considered to be one of the world’s leading dramatic sopranos, having sung in all the major opera houses. She also performs in concerts and recitals.
Following university, Susan was educated at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio.
Susan’s immense talent was first recognised after she won first prize in the 1984 Kathleen Ferrier Award, leading to her being offered roles by English National Opera. An international career followed, moving increasingly into a late-Romantic and 20th century German opera repertoire.
She made her debut at both La Scala in Milan and New York’s Metropolitan Opera in the title role of Elektra by Richard Strauss and won the Royal Philharmonic Society medal for the best performance of the year in a production of Elektra at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Particularly notable recordings have included Richard Strauss’s Salome in the Chandos “Opera in English” series and a succession of performances of the Frankfurt Ring Cycle, conducted by Sebastian Weigle.
Susan was a solo soprano at the 2011 Last Night of the Proms; a year later she sang the role of Brunhilde in the Ring Cycle at the Royal Opera House; in 2013 she repeated the role in Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle; more recently, she has performed at the Alderburgh Opera Festival, Edinburgh Festival and with the English National Opera.
Married to tenor Richard Berkely-Steele, Susan was awarded the CBE in June, 2014.