Paul Billingham - Treasurer
Paul moved to Winsley in 1996, with his wife Caroline & two daughters, having previously worked in South London for a number of years. He currently works as an engineering consultant in railway signalling design.
Paul joined Cantamus some 16 years ago under the choir’s founder and previous Music Director. He has since seen the choir grow and develop under the enthusiastic direction of Mike Daniels, who has led Cantamus into new and exciting areas, with repertoire now ranging from a-cappella motets to contemporary jazz.
Caroline Hiorns - Secretary
Caroline has enjoyed singing in choirs in various parts of the country. Since settling in Wiltshire, she has spent a lot of her time taking her four children to various Wiltshire Young Musicians groups, based at the Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon. Now that her evenings are her own, she has finally been able to join a choir again. Having tried out a few possibilities, she chose Cantamus because of the friendliness of its members, the varied (and sometimes) challenging repertoire and Mike's fun supportive style. Tuesday evenings are a highlight of the week!
Christina Avison - Publicity Officer
Christina studied music at Edinburgh University and following her graduation worked for Bath Mozartfest, Wiltshire Music Centre, Sadlers Wells and Oxford Philomusica. She now works in Bath as a market researcher and is a keen choral singer, performing with choirs across Wiltshire and Somerset. Christina has been on the committee since Spring 2017 and a member of Cantamus since 2012 and has thoroughly enjoyed being part of this exciting, forward-thinking chamber choir, whose members don't seem to be daunted by any repertoire, being it contemporary jazz or renaissance, that Maestro Daniels throws at them She is also a trustee of Bath Philharmonia.
Patrick Henderson - Choir Representative
Patrick and his wife Sue returned to Wiltshire for their retirement in 2014 after living in Sanderstead in South Croydon. They live in Staverton close to an area in which they worked for seventeen years - enjoying the proximity of the Kennet and Avon Canal for walking, easy cycling and opportunities for photography.
Patrick attended several RSCM courses as a treble and has sung in a choral group of some sort almost every year since he was six. He has always found singing to be a deeply enjoyable and satisfying experience whether it be Bach or Barbershop or the challenge of a South American jazz Mass. Singing proved to be a lifesaver during many years of teaching – including a number of enjoyable and memorable years at St Laurence School, Bradford on Avon where he first met the brilliantly talented duo of Steven Hollas and Mike Daniels.
Patrick is particularly pleased to be singing with Cantamus which he regards as a truly musical group of singers and one of the best choirs he has sung with.
Patrick joined the committee in April 2015.