The Choir, a Charity, is run by a Committee of Trustees elected by Choir members plus the Conductor. They are responsible for overseeing the finances of the Choir; selecting works for the Choir to sing; and organising and managing concerts. The Committee also selects any charities which are to benefit from a donation by the Choir.
Chair: Jo Mulkerrin - email@example.com
Secretary: Sue Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Sue Ryan email@example.com
Fundraising: Pat Howard
Publicity: Lynn Jones
without portfolio: Derek Shew
Conductor: Hilary Cox
Web Admin: Sue Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding: Pat Howard
Hilary graduated with a BMus from Royal Holloway College and a PGCE from Reading. While singing with The Reading Bach Choir she formed and conducted a separate professional offshoot group, The Rebac Singers, and taught for a short while before embarking on a professional solo singing career mostly in London and the South East.
Along with the standard repertoire of oratorios, passions and masses with local choral societies and many services and events, Hilary performed Purcell's King Arthur at the Brighton Festival and undertook commercial recordings with The Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Other highlights included the first performance of Francis Grier's Embracing the Tiger in Symphony Hall, Birmingham and several performances in Brecon Cathedral, among them Haydn's Little Organ Mass and Brahms' A German Requiem.
Maintaining links with schools through choir training and vocal coaching, she eventually returned to teaching full time and was for eleven years Director of Music at The Oratory Prep School in South Oxfordshire, while continuing to take occasional solo work including the part of The Angel in Elgar's Dream of Gerontius.
Hilary and her family moved to Wales in 1999 and soon after founded The Beulah Music Festival to bring music to children and children to music in the local area by means of workshops, professional concerts, community projects, outreach in schools and sponsorship. She has long been associated with Cantorion as a soloist and more recently as deputy conductor. She is delighted to have been asked to accept the post of conductor and looks forward to working with the membership to develop repertoire and ensemble, and most of all to enjoy making music together as a team of friends