Steven Edis – Orchestrator
Steven orchestrated the three choral parts of Pictures of Life, and conducted the performances at both St. Pancras International Station as well as the Camden Centre. He is a freelance composer, arranger, musical director and pianist working mainly in the theatre. He wrote the songs for The Silver Sword (co-adapted with Susie McKenna) which recently finished a national tour. Other recent credits include: musical supervision for A Christmas Carol (Noel Coward Theatre), orchestrations for the national tours of Oklahoma and Crush, composer for Volpone (RSC) and Richard III (Nottingham Playhouse/York Theatre Royal), music consultant for Relative Values (Harold Pinter Theatre), and MD for Grand Hotel (Guildhall School of Music and Drama). He is a regular guest performer with The Comedy Store Players.
Geoff Lawson – Orchestrator/Arranger
Geoff orchestrated and arranged the Pictures of Life overture, The Beginning. He enjoys working across a wide range of genres. His arrangements have been featured at performances in the Albert Hall by artists such as Rod Stewart and Mary-Jess Leaverland and on television in the series Songs of Praise and The Choir. He has worked in the studio with artists such as Gregory Porter, Hayley Westenra and Noah Stewart and contributed choral arrangements for the previous two Voces 8 albums, both of which topped the classical charts. Geoff has written string arrangements for artists such as Gary Barlow and Juan Zelada, and assisted in orchestrations for the film Pan. His own composition for film include the score to the Peter Baynton animation Save Our Bacon, starring Simon Callow.