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General

TREASURER - Paul Childs





Paul is a member of the Baritone Section of the Choir.  He has been in the choirs since 2012 having heard them sing at a Remembrance Concert.   Paul, like so many of the Choir has no formal musical qualifications, he just enjoys singing.  A native of Pembrokeshire and an engineer by trade, Paul also has interests in classic motorcycles.


CHAIRMAN - William Miles



                                                                     








MUSICAL DIRECTOR - Sarah Sharpe, M.A., B.Mus(Hons), P.G.C.E., L.T.C.L.







Sarah studied at the Cardiff University School of Music where she gained both B.A. with Hons. And M.A. Degrees.  There she performed as principal clarinettist, performing as soloist with the University Orchestra.  Sarah has taught music for 20 years and was Head of Music at Tasker Milward School until July 2018.  She is known locally as an accomplished clarinettist, accompanist, teacher and member of bands including ‘Dr Soul’, ‘Suburban Soul’ and ‘The Crook Family’.  She performed with ‘The Crook Family’ for the BBC Radio Wales’ Evening Show’ for Alan Thompson and performed live for the BBC broadcast with Mal Pope and ‘The Storeys’.  She also performed at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff with Ian Anderson from the band’ Jethro Tull’.  She has now undertaken a change in career as a professional musician with ‘Sharpe Music’, is a resident musician at the Bluestone National Park Resort and performs with the Vocal Group, ‘Bella Voce’.  Sarah is the newly appointed Musical Director at the Pembrokeshire College and works on the family farm as well as taking on the role of Musical Director of the Choir.







ACCOMPANIST- Peter Griffiths




Peter has been the choir’s accompanist since January 2011.  He began playing the piano at the age of seven, and the double bass at thirteen.  He undertook a two year course at Cardiff College of Music & Drama at the age of eighteen, completing his studies at weekends and in his spare time, whilst holding down a full time job. Peter has accompanied the Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir before, back in the seventies.  He also accompanied the Milford Haven Operatic Society for five years.  He continues to be the accompanist to Neyland Ladies Choir and has been playing for them now for sixteen years.  During that time, the Ladies Choir have toured Southern Ireland, France, Holland, Germany, Canada, Malta and various parts of the UK.  He has also played the piano for Glan Cleddau Folk Dancing Group and is an active member of Priory Road Methodist Church, Milford Haven where he has been organist since 1999. Peter has many commitments with Churches and Chapels in the area as well as helping local schools, and in particular, accompanies Peter Totterdale who is the Tenor Soloist with the London Welsh Male Voice Choir.  He was also accompanist to Peter Totterdale for the production of a CD he made some years ago.


SECRETARY - Phil Deacon






Phil is originally from Staffordshire.  He moved  to Pembrokeshire in 1995.  He learned some Welsh songs at a young age and was later persuaded to join he male section of his secondary school choir.  When he moved to Mathry, he immediately felt at home and joined Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir soon after having heard them at a concert in Mathry School,  He moved away from the area in 2003, but he re-joined the choir on his return to Pembrokeshire in 2011.  He is employed as a Civil Servant with the Department of Transport.  When not riding a motorcycle for his employer and restoring his Classic Citroen 2CV he can be seen riding his motorcycle all over the country.