Music Team

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Elaine Robins – Musical Director

Since gaining her B.Mus.(Hons) Degree and PGCE Teaching Qualification, Elaine has worked as  a Peripatetic Music Teacher in Primary and Secondary Schools throughout Carmarthenshire.

Elaine has been part of our choir’s music team since 2001 and in recognition of her skill and dedication, was appointed Conductor in 2007 and Musical Director in 2008.

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Siân Davies – Piano Accompanist

Siân is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, specialising in piano accompaniment.

Over the years Siân has appeared as guest accompanist for singers such as Rebecca Evans, Gail Pearson, Donald Maxwell and has accompanied at Master classes given by Stephen Isserlis and Julian Lloyd Webber.

 

GROUP MUSIC TEAMS

 

CARDIFF

Carlijn Metselaar (Cardiff Group Conductor)

Carlijn is a composer of contemporary classical music based in Cardiff, Wales. Her work includes opera, music theatre and ballet as well as music for choirs and chamber ensembles. In 2016, her opera Martine&Martinus for soloists, choir and chamber orchestra was performed in the Dom cathedral of Utrecht, the Netherlands by the Domcantorij and dance/theatre group DOX. Recent compositions include In Limbo written for the Make An Aria Workshop with Music Theatre Wales and Leap, an orchestral miniature performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as part of their Composition:Wales 2017 programme.

Benjamin Teague (Accompanist)

Benjamin Teague is a Welsh organist and composer based in Cardiff. A Masters student of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Ben is an active musician in and around Cardiff, and has written for various media. He studied organ in Llandaff Cathedral with David Geoffrey Thomas, and is now Benefice Organist and Choirmaster at All Saints Church Cyncoed, the Director of Music for the Archive Ensemble, as well as accompanying 3 choirs, and a fellow of the Fraternity of St Cecilia, the Guild of Liturgical Organists, and the Honorable Company of Organists.

NARBERTH

Juliet Rossiter (Narberth Group Conductor/Accompanist & Deputy Piano Accompanist of CMDC)

Juliet is a native of South Pembrokeshire. Before her retirement Juliet was the deputy head teacher at Monkton Priory School in Pembroke and is now working as a freelance musician in the county.Besides being the Musical Director of Whitland Male Voice Choir she is currently the West Wales (Narberth Group) musical leader of Côr Meibion De Cymru

TOWY VALLEY

Elaine Robins (Musical Director/Conductor/Accompanist)

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WANTAGE

Sheenagh Dernie (Conductor)

Sheenagh career comprises 40 years of class and peripatetic music teaching, singing and choral conducting.   She has taught at Wakefield Girl’s High School, Our Lady’s, Abingdon and is presently a visiting music teacher St Hugh’s Prep School, Carswell.   She has conducted Ladies Choirs (Roundelay 1984-99), Men’s Choirs (CMDC 2004 – present day), Mixed choirs (Cantemus Newbury 2000 – present day) and Student choirs too numerous to mention.  As a singer Sheenagh is also interested in foreign languages and is currently studying German and Spanish with the Open University. She is also a hands on Grandma, and represents her church as a Street Pastor.

Rosemary Lang (Accompanist)