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Patricia Williams - Music Director

Patricia Williams is a prize winning graduate of the Guildhall School of Music, where piano accompanying was her principal study and working with singers her greatest love. After leaving college she studied singing with John Carol Case, Marjorie Thomas and Gordon Stewart.

In 1986 Patricia joined Blackheath Choir as Accompanist and in 1991 was invited to be its Musical Director since when she has conducted them in three or four concerts per year. Programmes include the major oratorios but also explore lesser known works, particularly of British composers.

As principal singing teacher at James Allen’s Girls’ School Patricia also runs the Holst Chamber Choir. The choir has appeared at all the major London concert halls (as finalist in National Competitions) and recently gave the first performance of Stanley Glasser’s “Zulu Proverbs 2” at St John’s Smith Square.

Patricia was a music tutor at Morley College, London. She has also led masterclasses and workshops for Counterpoint Arts(Sussex) and for G.A.R.E.T.,an arts and educational trust in Hampshire. Her firm belief that singing is a joy that can be shared by anyone makes her an enthusiastic advocate of good singing practice.

Patricia also gives song recitals and herself appears as a soloist in oratorio. She accompanies other singers in concert and presents her own “one woman shows” singing from the piano. In May 2002 she released a CD ”She Sings Comic Songs” which is a testimony to her versatility as a performer.

Patricia Williams

Joan Taylor - Accompanist

Joan Taylor read music at Oxford University and continued her piano studies with Harold Craxton and Gerald Moore in London. She was for some years Music Lecturer at Morley College, London, running a Music Access Course, teaching singing and accompanying.

She has also broadcast on BBC radio 3 and accompanied singers in major competitions. As a soloist she has recently performed Mozart’s Coronation and K491 Concertos, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia with Midsummer Opera and Tippett’s Variations on a theme of Handel