The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

Caren Courts

Caren Courts was born in Birmingham and started her singing career as a chorister with various choirs including the City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus. Following this she gained a place on the vocal and operatic studies course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, where she studied with Miriam Bowen and Jeff Howard. During this time she was a choral scholar with the BBC National Chorus of Wales under Adrian Partington. She subsequently completed post-graduate vocal studies at Trinity College of Music under Teresa Cahill.

Caren is a visiting music teacher at Castle Court School in Corfe Mullen and Durlston Court Prep School in New Milton, teaches privately, and gives regular recitals.

At St. Peter’s, Caren is responsible for chorister singing tuition and probationer training. She also runs the Wednesday lunchtime concert series.