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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 slao has interests in classic motorcycles.


CHAIRMAN - William Miles



                                                                     








MUSICAL DIRECTOR - Richard Stephens







Richard began his conducting career in 1993 at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea.  He one of Wales’ foremost conductors and has conducted at many prestigious venues including Cardiff Castle, St. David’s Hall, Cardiff and Birmingham Symphony Hall.  He has conducted gala concerts for many charities and has also directed choirs on the continent.  He studied choral conducting, graduating as a Fellow of the Victoria College, London.  He also studied BA humanities (Music and History) with the Open University.   He is also an Associate of the Victoria College and also Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, business ands commerce.  In addition to being a conductor, Richard is an accomplished organist, pianist and singer.  Having studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as a mature student (Part Time) in recent years, he has gained vast experience throughout the County as a soloist and accompanist. He has held appointments as Church organist since 1980 and was latterly Director of Music and Organist to the Parish of Haverfordwest.  In 1998 he received a certificate of merit from the Royal School of Music for his work over a 13 year period.  He is currently a freelance organist. He was appointed Musical Director of Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir in 2010, an appointment he is extremely proud of.  He is also a Burgess in the Gild of Freemen of Haverfordwest.

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.