MUSICAL DIRECTOR - HEATHER VAUGHAN
We are extremely privileged to have Heather Vaughan as the Choir's Musical Director. Heather's varied and extensive musical career began as soon as she started school, and she wanted to teach music from the age of 3!
Having pursued the piano, voice, percussion, and flute, amongst other instruments, Heather studied music at Southampton University where the choirs were regularly heard on Radio 3 and Radio 4. Her teaching career took her sideways into Mathematics, but she was able to enjoy her music through choral societies, seasonal choirs and orchestras in and around London.
Returning to Cornwall, Heather started as rehearsal accompanist with Halwyn a gan in 1998, and took over as Musical Director in 2013. She is a regular player with Restormel Concert Band, Truro, Penzance, and Bude orchestras, and is also Musical Director of Imerys Ladies Choir.
" I am delighted and honoured to be associated with Halwyn a gan. What an enjoyable challenge it is to direct such a group of enthusiastic choir members in our shared love of music and singing!"
ACCOMPANIST - ANN FLEET
Our accompanist Ann Fleet is widely known throughout the music scene in the area, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, as well as infinite patience!
Our repertoire is varied and has grown significantly, ranging from sacred music to songs from the shows, along with lighter sing-a-long pieces. This is a fundamental part of our success, both for the performers and audiences. The core of the choir's music continues to be drawn from our extensive library of sacred music, with classical compositions sitting comfortably alongside more modern composers. This is complimented by the use of appropriate secular music.
How Great Thou Art
Let the Earth Resound
Let there be peace on Earth
Sing and Shout
The Sound of Music