Our People

 

Musical Director

Caroline Edwards is an accomplished pianist, accompanist, singer and musical director. She has an ALCM diploma in piano performance and has received conducting training from the Association of British Choral Directors – of which she is a member.Caroline Edwards

She first accompanied the Fellowship Singers at the age of 15 and continued to accompany them for much of the next 6 years. In 2003, on returning to the local area, she joined the choir in the alto section where she sang until late 2009 when she was appointed Musical Director in January 2010.

Caroline on conducting:

Although I once played the piano to a high standard and have sung solos with and accompanied choirs in all kinds of surroundings it is Choral Direction which gives me the greatest sense of performance. To direct a choir to sing to the best of its ability and to deliver that to an audience definitely gives the alter ego the upper hand! I can even be heard telling people that the best part of being a Musical Director is the performances. But that is half the story really. I really enjoy sharing my love for music with everybody and encouraging people to get up and sing is a fantastic feeling”.

Caroline is currently studying towards a BSc (Joint Hons) in Music and Psychology with The Open University.

Visit Caroline at www.carolineedwards.net for more information (under construction).

 

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Accompanist

A former Civil Servant, Mark Edwin Arstall MA (Mus) (Open) has been a self-employed church organist and music teacher for the last 10 years. For relaxation he researches the history of Birmingham’s Town Hall and Victorian artists