Okehampton Choral Society | Meet the Society

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  Our Musical Director

Andrew Wilson was born in Bedfordshire in 1960. He held a Junior Exhibition to Trinity College of Music, London, before proceeding to read Music at the Royal Holloway College of London University, where his teachers included Brian Dennis for composition and Martin Neary for organ. Until 2014 he was Director of Music at Kelly College, Tavistock and now combines composing, conducting and performing with being the Director of Studies of the National College of Music, London. His music has been published, broadcast and performed all over the world from the Royal Albert Hall to Notre Dame Paris and his compositions have won many international awards, including the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Celebrating Dorset Composition Prize 2016 the Project Trio New York Prize 2017 and University of Alabama Chamber Music Prize 2018. He has been the Musical Director of the Okehampton Choral Society since 2017.


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  Our Accompanist

Roger Cleverdon studied at the Guildhall School of Music. He was a chorister at Exeter Cathedral before singing as a Lay Vicar at Westminster Abbey between 1965 and 2001, combining this with freelance piano and organ playing and singing.

Roger worked with Donald Swann from 1971 to 1992 in two shows, ‘Between the Bars’ and ‘A Crack in Time.’

Roger has sung with the Two Ronnies and was one of the original Lumberjacks in the famous Monty Python sketch.

Since retiring to Hatherleigh he has contributed hugely to local music, including a hilarious performance of Flanders and Swann songs to raise money for local causes.

  The Committee

Pat Stanford (Vice Chair)

Daphne Hanlon (Librarian)

Stan Johnson (Treasurer)

Ann Ball

Richard Edwards

Bill Sutton-Coulson

Jean Anckorn

Helen Dewhurst

Latest News


2019 November – AGM (date tba) Christmas Concerts: Charpentier, Messe de Minuit pour Noel; Carols including ‘Sage Bush Carol’ by A M … Read More

Dates for Michaelmas Term

Rehearsals Begin on Monday 9th September, 7.15 pm Fairplace Church,  Okehampton Concerts Fairplace Methodist Church, Okehampton,Saturday 14th December 2019, 7.30 … Read More

Sailing Away!

Congratulations to everyone on a very successful Summer Concert at Hatherleigh Methodist Church. Here we all are with Horowitz’s “Captain … Read More

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