Officers of the Choir
To function effectively, a choir of our standing needs a first-class management committee, and Tideswell Male Voice Choir is no exception.
Bill Preece, Chairman, heads a team which consists of Secretary, Treasurer, Concert Secretary and four Section Representatives.
For some time now we’ve enjoyed the services of our Front-of-House team. Headed by a small number of co-ordinators and supported by volunteers including wives, family and friends of the choir, this group adds a professional touch to the choir’s public performances and looks after the practicalities of ticket sales, programme and merchandise sales, raffles, refreshments and much more.
(Dennis insisted that I put this next bit in – Ed.)
The choir is most fortunate to have its own in-house (basso profundo) webmaster. Peter Humphrey has brought a new dimension to the choir and has successfully built a new website which is full of interest to all those who visit it.
The choir’s Principal Conductor and Director of Music is Dennis Kay. Dennis took up his appointment with Tideswell Male Voice Choir in 2005, bringing with him a lifetime’s experience in conducting and training choirs. Dennis is a leading vocal coach who is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of singing and performance.
The Principal Accompanist of Tideswell Male Voice Choir is Christopher Ellis, B.Mus London (Hons). Christopher is invaluable in the music team and the sheer brilliance of his accompaniment always enhances the choir’s performance. In addition his wonderfully accomplished solo performances add yet another dimension to the choir’s programme.
In addition to these two fine people we can call on the services of several others at need.