The Musicians:


Musical Director

Philippa Brettell, B.A. Hons P.G.C.E.

 As well as being an established conductor, Philippa is also a talented

multi-instrumentalist, having studied: piano, clarinet, saxophone, percussion

and church organ. She has a First Class honours degree in music and

teaches music to 11 - 16 year olds at a local Community College. She has

performed in numerous ensembles in venues including the Royal Festival Hall

and the Royal Albert Hall. Canada and Australia. She joined C.H.M.V.C. in 1998 as

accompanist and was appointed Musical Director in February 1998. She is also lead

saxophonist in an amateur Big Band.




Cynthia Partridge, L.R.A.M., A.B.S.M.

 Cynthia studied piano and voice at the Birmingham Conservatoire which was

then called the Birmingham Institute. She was chosen to play the Concerto in

the annual concert at the Birmingham Town Hall and also won the prize of

the year for piano accompanying. Cynthia was a music specialist in the

schools and now in her retirement teaches piano from home, where she and

her pupils give concerts from time to time using two pianos, which proves

to be a great favourite .Cynthia also joined us in February 1998  

has been a wonderful asset to the choir ever since.



Left Cynthia Partridge, Right Philippa Brettell