Seraphim Voices

Clare Bailey

Clare Bailey

grew up on the Essex/Suffolk border. Following graduation from Brighton Art College, she moved to London, studying singing part-time at The Guildhall School of Music, while pursuing a career as a Fine Art decorator and Historical Reconstructer. Some of her major projects include work for The Crown Commision, English Heritage and Bridget Riley. She has sung with the Tallis Chamber Choir, the Choir of Our Lady, St Johns Wood and Cantique. A practising artist, Clare exhibits regularly and is a member of The Suffolk Group.

Francesca Rymarz

Francesca Rymarz

is a proud Yorkshire girl at heart, but has enjoyed living in Norwich for the past eight years. She is married to Mark, another enthusiastic singer, and they have two children, Florence and James. Francesca loves her job as a teacher of children with special educational needs and is currently studying further in this area. As a former member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and St Catherine’s College Chapel Choir, Cambridge, she has enjoyed choral singing for many years.

Judie Shore

Judie Shore

moved to the Suffolk Coast nine years ago with husband Paul and runs her own Westleton-based yoga therapy practice. Her mother sang with the Monteverdi Choir and both parents with the London Bach Society. Her early life was steeped in music; a soloist on both violin and piano, Judy played, sang and danced in many music and arts festivals in the South of England.  With a musical brother and twin sister, the family was often referred to as the ‘Von Trapps’!

Shirley Smith

Shirley Smith

read classic at Cambridge and subsequently trained as a teacher, leading to positions as Head of Classics at St Felix School, Southwold, and Team Leader for the OCR Examination Board. In recent years she has had more time to devote to the music she loves. She gained her Licentiate in Performance (Singing) under the tutelage of Vetta Wise and now performs as a recital soloist, as well as singing with many church choirs, choral societies and vocal groups throughout Suffolk and Norfolk.

Elizabeth Willmot

Elizabeth Willmot

grew up near Leicester, moving to Leeds to study music and mathematics at university. After graduating with first class honours, she settled in Norwich where she qualified as a chartered accountant and became an accounting tutor. Currently at home looking after her three children, she is an accomplished pianist and has sung a principal role with the North Norfolk Chamber Opera for the last three years. She is also a soloist with the St Giles Singers and has enjoyed working with local composer Michael Higgins.

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