Brian Ratcliffe


Brian Ratcliffe

Brian holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Western Ontario. He composes and arranges on an “as needed” basis, primarily for the annual benefit concert for Canadian Aid to Southern Sudan (at least 15 so far) (, for which he arranges and composes for several high school choirs as well as soloists Denise Pelley and Saidat.

In 2011 he wrote the music and lyrics for Abuk: A Musical (concert version), which tells the story of the Dinka people of Sudan through the life of one child, Abuk, in her struggle to survive without a mother, before being adopted by Jane Roy and Glen Pearson. It was performed to sell-out audiences at Wolf Hall in London.

When he’s not composing, Brian is the London Food Bank manager and, with his wife, teacher and percussionist Karen Pincombe, operates and teaches at Arts For All Kids, which provides free fine arts lessons for children of low-income families.

KSS will perform Brian’s wonderful arrangement of “Deep River”.

Karen Schuessler Singers presents London Composers Exposed!, April 2, at Wesley-Knox United Church.


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