Seven Towers Male Voice Choir

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Thelma Strange

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Thelma, now in her nineteenth year in charge of the choir, continues to instil enthusiasm and musicianship in the choir members. A former pupil of Mr William Livingstone, having studied piano, voice and organ, she had much success winning trophies at music festivals throughout the province.

Thelma followed in the tradition of the Murdoch family, as her father Jack and uncle Wilfred were lifetime members of the choir. She became guest soloist when a teenager and later took on the mantle of accompanist and then musical director.

Members appreciate the patience, enthusiasm and devotion she applies throughout the season and gain great benefit from her musical and vocal abilities

 

Rea Shiels

ACCOMPANIST

Up until June 2010 Rea was a full-time music teacher in Mossley Primary School where she taught music to over 600 children each year and trained a wide variety of music groups including orchestra, handbells, accordions and percussion. She also had 3 choirs in school with her Senior Choir twice winning the UTV School Choir of the Year competition.

As a student Rea competed and won prizes in piano classes at various music festivals while teaching piano and serving as a full-time organist for 11 years.

She was also Assistant Conductor of Killycoogan, British and World Champion Accordion Orchestra.

Having recently resigned from her post in Mossley, she now works as a self employed musician. As well as teaching piano, performing and accompanying Rea currently does freelance work for the Belfast School of Music and hopes to do future work with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.