Chess Valley Male Voice Choir sing You Raise Me Up at their concert held at St Lawrence Church Bovingdon on Saturday 25th March 2017
SHEILA CORNALL (Musical Director) received her early musical training in Lincoln before studying at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music.
For 16 years Sheila was Director of Music at Wycombe High School, a post from which she retired in 2013. She was recently appointed Chorus Director of Slough Philharmonic Choir and has also been asked to return to WHS to conduct the Wycombe High Voices. In addition she conducts an orchestra at the Chiltern Music Academy and accompanies singers and instrumentalists at festivals and in exams.
In 2011 Sheila was awarded the Classic FM Secondary School Music Teacher of the Year award.
REBECCA IZARD (accompanist and soloist) was a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain before studying singing and piano at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She later completed an MA in music education at Trinity College of Music and became Head of Music at Gateway School in Great Missenden where she is now also Assistant Headteacher. Rebecca has accompanied various choirs and musical groups in the area; she is musical director for Halton Military Wives Choir and Chesham Musical Theatre Company.