Lee Wallace is a keen amateur singer based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, who had a close association with the late Honorary Fellow of the Guild, James Holt, who gave him his start in singing at the relatively late age of 23. His wide vocal range has allowed him to sing in a variety of musical styles. In church music he has sung soprano and alto at James Holt’s own Church St Mary’s Beeston, Leeds and the Church of the Venerable Bede, Bramley and for the last 22 years in The Heritage Singers (taking Anglican Church Music into Churches that have lost their choirs) conducted by Tim Knight, Composer and Conductor. Lee currently sings Bass in Tim Knight’s Concert Choir, Masterworks Chorale, which is conducting a European tour over five years, singing choral works in the building for which they were written. In recent years they have sung in New York, Paris, Venice and this year will be visiting Lichtenstein.
He also sings as a first tenor with Leeds Male Voice Choir and alto in one of the last remaining Glee Societies, Fulneck Glee Society. He has also sang for a season in Leeds Baroque Choir as a counter-tenor conducted by Peter Holman.
In later years Lee has branched into Musicals as a baritone, mostly with a local Amateur Dramatics Group called Whitkirk Arts Guild in East Leeds, where he has had lead or supporting roles in High Society, Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sister Act and a collection of Pantomime characters including Dames and Villains. He has recently joined Leeds Amateur Operatic Society which offers the enticement of performing at professional theatres in Leeds. He has recently concluded some supporting character roles in The Full Monty with Leeds and is hoping to join them in their next production, Cats.