Cillian Donaghy


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018Musical Director
GSA Summer SchoolGuildford School of Acting
2017 - 2018Musical Director
Music Direction
Tess of the D'urbervillesYouth Music Theatre UK
2017Tenor Soloist
Live Performance
Handel's MessiahCantor Manei
2016 - 2017Project Manager
Education & Outreach DepartmentRoyal Norhern College of Music
2014 - 2017Co-Director & Producer
Voiceworks Productions & Saturday SchoolsVoiceworks
2017Musical Director
Music Direction
Rent (School Edition)Royal Northern College of Music Young Company
2016 - 2017Conductor
Macclesfield Mydel Ladies ChoirMacclesfield Mydel Ladies Choir
2016 - 2017Singing Tutor & Répétiteur
Holy Cross Music DepartmentHoly Cross College Bury
2017Musical Director
Music Direction
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour DreamcoatVoiceworks
Il turco in ItaliaBergen National Opera
2016Tenor Soloist
Live Performance
Bach's Christmas Oratorio Part 1Cantor Manei
2016Tenor Soloist
Live Performance
Coronation Mass, MozartCantor Manei
2016Musical Director
Music Direction
i Capuleti e i MontecchiBergen National Opera
2015Musical Director
Music Direction
  • About me

    Cillian has recently finished studying a Masters in Musical Theatre with Guildford School of Acting. For his undergraduate Cillian was lucky to enough to study on the prestigious joint course between the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music where he received a Bachelors of Music and a Graduate Diploma in Classical Singing.

    As musical director Cillian has enjoyed leading many different productions and workshops for organisations such as; Guildford School of Acting Summer School, Youth Music Theatre UK, Royal Northern College of Music Youth Perform, Voiceworks NI and South Manchester Amateur Operatic's Society. A recent credit is Tess of the D'urberville's which was an original score by Pippa Cleary that enjoy a live cast recording published on Spotify and a ten performance run at The Other Palace, London. During his undergraduate studies Cillian took a number of conducting modules and worked as choral and orchestral conductor for several community ensembles.

    Cillian's tenor solo repertoire includes Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Coronation Mass, Bach's Christmas Oratorio Part One, Haydn's Creation Part One. Whilst based in Manchester Cillian also enjoyed varied choral work, including a number of concerts accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic and several performances on BBC Daily Service. A personal highlight was performing as part of the opera chorus for two production with Bergen National Opera and the Edvard Greig Kor.

    In 2017 Cillian began his masters in Musical Theatre and from July 2018 was represented by Hilary Gagan Associates. He looks forward to any musical theatre performance opportunities along with continuing his classical performances.

    Aside from his training Cillian is a self-taught Celtic Harpist. Mainly employed for background music Cillian has a wide variety of repertoire and has enjoyed performing in many difference settings and events.

    Qualifications: MusB, GRNCM, LRSM, ATCL, DipLCM

    Additional Skills

    Musical Director, Musical Theatre & Classical Tenor, Répétiteur and Celtic Harpist; bases in London, N. Ireland and Manchester.

  • Skills

    Musical Skills
    • Harp
    • Piano
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Home Studio
    • No
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    • ISM
    Primary Instrument
    • Piano
    Interested in
    • Administrative
    • Composing/Arranging
    • Live Performance
    • Music Direction
    • Opera
    • Session Musician
    • Teacher
    • Tour (International)
    • Tour (UK)