26th July 2019 - 19:30
Toll Gavel Church Beverley
We sang with this excellent choir in Toll Gavel about 10 years ago – and it was almost standing room only.
See their website, where you can hear them sing, at:
Tickets £8 on the door or, from 5th July, from Beverley Tourist Information Centre.
Kidderminster Valentines Ladies’ Choir
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Musical Director : Jane Richardson
In 1993, Jane joined the Royal College of Music, London, as a Foundation Scholar and was taught voice as first study by Margaret Cable. Whilst at the college, she won many competitions for recitals, and took part in Master classes with Sarah Walker, Michael Chance and Jane Manning. She was also a member of the Royal College of Music Chamber Choir, under the direction of Paul Spicer.
Whilst at the college, as well as the many recitals Jane gave in Britain, she took the role of solo soprano in many works, including Handel’s Messiah, Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Mahler’s VIII Symphony and Poulenc Gloria.
Since leaving the College, she has pursued an active teaching career – teaching voice, pianoforte, valved brass and music theory, grades 1-8 both privately and at Winterfold House School and Worcester Royal Grammar School, as well as being Musical Director for the Kidderminster Valentines.
Morfudd Sinclair : Accompanist
Born near Bangor, North Wales, Morfudd was brought up in a musical family, taking part in concerts and eisteddfodau from an early age. She graduated with honours in Music from the University of Wales, Bangor and following her PGCE year moved to Aberdeen, and later to Edinburgh, where she taught music in both primary and secondary schools.
She came to live in Stourport on Severn in 1985, combining raising her
family with teaching in Kidderminster and Redditch, until her retirement from Baxter College, Kidderminster in 2009. She has been accompanist to the Kidderminster Valentines for many years.
All her life she has composed and arranged music, winning prizes for both at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and being runner up in S4C’s 2014 carol-writing competition.