Beginning my twelfth year in the chair of the LDCS, it is exciting to look back on the acceleration of pace, activity and achievement that this enthusiastic group of singers has achieved. At the same time it is both a serious responsibility and a privilege to be in the chair of a choir that has been a local fixture for over a hundred years and still is enthusiastic about the development of its future.
But still nothing is more vital than that our choral members love to sing, and enjoy their Monday evening rehearsals as we socialise, learn new works, and prepare for performances throughout the season.
Given the obvious fine strengths of the choir’s musical director and accompanist, I see the focus of my role as being one of invigoration & enabling, creating opportunities for growth in local music making within a relaxed & welcoming environment.
Raising the choir’s profile in Leicestershire – for both singers and audiences – is always a priority. Increasing our membership is an aim, and there is always a great welcome given to new voices. All of this recognises & reinforces the importance of music to our individual and community wellbeing.