Who are we?

Suzannah Chapple (soprano) Biog_Suzannah2Suzannah trained as a singer with Hervey Allen in London, sang with the Monteverdi Choir and The Academy of St Martin-in-the-fields and formed the female, close-harmony cabaret group, Mother’s Ruin before returning to her native Gloucestershire. She now combines running a thriving headhunting business with making damson gin, preparing feasts and making music with friends.
Rachel Bowen (soprano) Biog_Rachel3Having worked for many years as Label Manager for Nimbus Records, Gloucestershire lass Rachel is now a music/singing teacher by day, mainly at Dean Close Preparatory School.  She is founder of the Cheltenham Youth Choir and MidLife ChoirSis, which have blossomed and boast large and enthusiastic memberships. Rachel is married with three children ranging from 21 to 6 years old and so is never to be found with her feet up.
 Sarah Steele (alto)  biog_sarah04Sarah trained as a pianist and violinist at the Royal Academy of Music. She divides her time between teaching at Cheltenham College, various highly respected chamber choirs, giving recitals, her family, and devising ways to work less and sing more.
Victoria Kane (alto) Vic biopic-1After graduating, Victoria taught singing and piano in Yorkshire before moving into Arts admin, with the London Sinfonietta, LSO and British Council. She sang with The Joyful Company of Singers and is now a member of Cheltenham-based Oriel Singers, and the Orchestra of the Swan Chamber Choir. Between teaching singing at two secondary schools, she can often be seen running around after Arthur, Daisy and husband Tom.
Paul Curtis (tenor) Biog_Paul2Paul is a member of the Cheltenham-based Oriel Singers and the Gloucester-based St Cecilia Singers. He has sung for several years with Musica Deo Sacra at Tewkesbury Abbey in the annual week-long festival of sacred music performed within the liturgy. When not singing, he spends most of the time trying to remember what he’s supposed to be doing. When that fails, he edits and translates to while away the time.
 Crispin Pemberton (baritone) Biog_CrispinCrispin has enjoyed many years of making music in London and Gloucestershire, while serving as a Church of England priest and teaching RS, Philosophy and Ethics in Guildford and Bristol. Now settled in beautiful rural Herefordshire, he is priest-in-charge of the StowCaple benefice of 7 parishes between Hereford and Ross-on-Wye. With the oceans of spare time this affords him he would secretly like to own and run a Bordeaux vineyard.
Jeremy Tyndall (baritone) Biog_Jeremy_03.JPGJeremy, now enjoying retirement from running Cheltenham’s festivals, is a keen croquet player. He is a devoted grandpa to Daisy (9) and her younger brothers, and adores all her extended family, including of course ‘granny’ (Lindsay), whom he met whilst singing, when they were both students, in Cambridge.
Kenneth Roles (bass) Biog_Ken2Ken was a choral scholar at Christ Church Oxford and sang in London with the Corydon Singers, and other top chamber choirs. Since then, in addition to the ‘day job’, peering into computerised accounting systems, he has taken up every possible opportunity for vocal fulfilment! This currently includes the Oriel Singers, Cappella Singers, choral society solo engagements and occasional visits to Gloucester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey.