Gwyn has been the music director since 1999. She is a member of the Association of British Choral Directors and has over 40 years experience as a conductor, leading church choirs, children’s groups, ladies choir and her first love, male voice choirs. Before becoming a conductor she was a successful soloist. She has extended the repertoire of the choir to include folk music, sea shanties and jazz. She believes that music should be fun.
Neil started to learn to play the piano when he was 6 years old and for 27 years was the accompanist for the Stainforth and District Male Voice Choir. In 2009 he became the pianist of The Thorne and District Male Voice Choir. He has also played for the Belton Amateur Operatic Society and has acted as assistant accompanist for the Doncaster Ladies Choir.
Our Chairman Ian Gibson Has decided this year will be his final year as chairman of the choir. If any member feel they would like to take on the job there will be a vacancy next year.
For a trial period and to get choir members more involved with the website and concerts the committee has decided to ask one member of the choir to write a report after each concert and then pass it on to me to be published on the news page. It can be within, reason any length, with or without photo's. The choir member will be drawn out of a hat!! (still to be finalised).
NOTE: This trial has so far not not been a success, no members have come forward with any reports.
2019 CHOIR AGM
On the Thursday 11th April the choir held the annual AGM. A copy of the Chairman's report and Music Directors report is shown on this information page of this website along with other detail from the AGM.
One of the things to come from this years AGM is s to make Shem Williams a Honorary member of the choir. Shem who is now well into his 90's would love to still come to choir practices and take part in concerts, but age has now got the better of him but we all as choir members feel he justifies this honour. At the bottom of this page is an ode to Shem written by our resident poet Roy Britten.