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.
had a musical childhood in Suffolk where, for many years, her parents ran the Wangford Music and Arts Festival. Her own musical career has included playing the piano and violin and singing with the Corpus Christi Chapel Choir in Cambridge, Woking Choral Society, Blythburgh Singers and Pakefield Singers. Rachel has two teenage children, is an experienced primary school teacher and runs her own Reiki healing practice. She enjoys attending a variety of concerts, from jazz and blues to baroque.
grew up in Norwich and, as an experienced accountant, works in her home city for an international online marketing company. She is an accomplished flautist and was a member of the Norwich City Youth Orchestra which played the Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Schools Prom. She was also part of the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra. She has sung with many groups and choirs including the Waveney Light Opera Group where she met her husband David.
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.
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’!
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.
was born in Cardiff which gave her a great head-start as a singer. After studying with Louise Ryan, she won the South Glamorgan Young Singer award at the age of eighteen. She moved to London where she was a Classic FM Unsigned Artist. Since moving to Norfolk, Jo has studied with Vetta Wise. She made her solo concert debut singing Carmina Burana in Great Yarmouth Minster in 2015. She is the soprano soloist in the “The Accidentals” and also sang the challenging solo part in a recent performance in Hawes’ “Song of Songs” with Norwich Baroque. Jo will return to GY Minster to perform Mendelsshon’s Elijah on 14 October 2017. www.jowestaway.com
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.
Anna Winton Mills
was sixteen when she won a place to study the flute with Judith Pearce. She went on to complete a diploma and music degree, before training as an Alexander Technique teacher. She is now enjoying working at The Harmony Centre in Walpole. She sang with Cambridge Chorale for fifteen years and is delighted to be collaborating with Vetta Wise, running Alexander workshops for singers of all standards. Anna loves all things Italian and aims to be fluent very soon!