Chepstow singer secures place at top music college
11:00am Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
A TEENAGE singer who one day hopes to be on a West End stage is fundraising for his future studies.
Michael Lowe, from Bulwark, Chepstow, has secured a place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
The 18-year-old, who will study for a music degree specialising in vocal studies, hopes the four-year course will put him on the right path to achieving his dream.
"Since I took part in a production of Les Miserables at Chepstow School when I was 13, it's always something I wanted to do," he said.
To help with the cost of his degree, Mr Lowe has planned 'The Sound of Musicals' concert for August 31, which will feature special guests from the Welsh National Youth Opera and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Funds from the evening, at the Palmer Community Centre, Chepstow, will go towards his course, which is going to be part-funded by a scholarship through the college.
Mr Lowe has plenty of experience under his belt already, having starred in the WNYO from January 2011 which was reported in the Free Press.
Their production of 'The Sleeper' ran in Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London, last summer.
Mr Lowe said he would love to emulate the achievements of his idol, Welsh musical theatre performer John Owen Jones.
Tickets for the concert are £4 on the night and a maximum of 100 people can attend.
Admission for under 16s is free.