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NICK PEPIN has held Lay Clerk positions as counter-tenor in Durham, Winchester, and Denver (USA) cathedrals, at present being in Portsmouth cathedral choir. He has made numerous recordings including a disk of Gibbons verse anthems with Hyperion. He sings frequently in oratorio, having appeared as soloist with Portsmouth Baroque Choir, London Mozart Players, the London Festival Orchestra, the Northern
 
 

Sinfonia, the Parley of Instruments, the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, the Bach Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Nick has given many recitals, accompanied by his mother, June Clark, in England, Sweden and the USA. He is a member of the early music group Polyhymnia which specialises in Spanish renaissance repertoire. In 2004 he was a founder member of the Countertop Quartet, based in Washington D.C.

 
       
  Longer biography Nick Pepin
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JUNE CLARK (Pepin) studied at the Royal Academy of Music and worked as a composer with Alan Bush, with her first works published while still a student. As a pianist she studied with Cyril Smith, making her debut as a duo pianist with Joan Ryall during the 1958 Wagner Festival in Bayreuth. An international piano career followed with the BBC, and with appearances at major festivals. In 1967 the duo won First
 
 

Prize in the International Competition for Interpreters of Contemporary Music in Utrecht. June accompanies Nick on all three CDs, where she also plays a selection of piano solos. To date her published works number 35 and centre on choral and piano composition and arrangements for voices, several of which feature on the three CDs.

 
       
 

Longer biography June Clark
(For critiques see Joan Ryall and June Clark in Concert
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'Music for a While', a concise survey of Music and Musicians in the British Isles, is June's first published book. For more details click on www.bestbooksonline.net

   
       
 
TOM PEPIN trained as a graphic designer, with a special interest in computer graphics. He is also a talented musician, having been a boy chorister for seven years in St.Albans Cathedral. His combined talents of music and computers use these ideal abilities in recording and mastering the CDs to professional standards, whilst his design assets are put to full use in CD inserts and covers, and sheet music cover designs.
 
 
He composes his own unique style of electronic music, some of which will be issued on CD soon. He is a partner in Charlemagne Music.
 
       
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DAVID PEPIN is a retired primary school teacher living in the North Pennines with his wife, concert pianist June Clark. As writer of the many books in the ‘Let’s Explore’ series for young people he published these popular guidebooks with Spectrum Publications, the company which was run by him and his wife. He is also author of the book ‘Discovering Cathedrals’ published by Shire Publications, which includes
 
 
many colour photographs taken by him and his wife. He is an accomplished watercolour painter, and black and white sketch artist, with some of his work in publications by other authors. An Anglican by tradition he is also a local preacher in the Cumbria Circuit of the Methodist Church, and is involved in various ecumenical organisations.
 
     
 
DAVID DIXON was born at Broadstairs, Kent in 1928. During the Second World War he was evacuated to Staffordshire with his school for four years. In later life he worked as a journalist for twenty years on provincial newspapers. He has published two books of poems entitled ‘Kicking Clouds’ and ‘Cloudkickers’ for children, from which some of the poems set to music are taken. During the 1950s,
 
  while working in St.Albans, he collaborated with June Clark in the setting of these poems.  
     
 

CHRIS DUDLEY (countertenor), a native of Great Britain, former Chorister at St. George's Windsor Castle, and Choral Scholar at Norwich Cathedral, came to the US in 2001 after attaining a BA in Music from the University of East Anglia.  A graduate of the Masters of Music, Performance & Pedagogy Program of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins, Chris has been in great demand as a chorus and solo singer in the

 
  Washington DC area.  He is currently a Lay Clerk at Washington National Cathedral and St. Paul's K Street, both in the USA.  In 2005, Chris made a CD with his quartet, the Countertop Quartet, a group where he and Nick Pepin are co-founding singers.  Chris still resides in the USA, where he continues to sing and teach professionally.