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Who We Are

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Hazel Ricketts studied music at the University of Surrey, and the University of Southampton, with piano as her first instrument.

She has always sung in choirs since the age of 6, and started accompanying them at the age of 14, and has been conducting them for nearly 20 years.

Her current work includes teaching piano and clarinet in schools in both Wiltshire and Hampshire, and she is active as a church music leader and organist in the Salisbury area playing at many different churches.

She conducts Castle Singers in Winchester, and in 2018 was appointed Musical Director of Wareham Choral Society.

In addition to this she is an active member of the local RSCM committee and plays the clarinet in Salisbury Concert Band.


Our accompanist is John Radford BA (Hons) CertRCO.

John was born in Wakefield, where he was a chorister at the cathedral. He received a bursary to study music at Ackworth School, and then studied music at Leeds University.

He has had posts as organist and teacher at Portsmouth and in Somerset.

He is currently the organist for a group of village churches in East Dorset, and is the accompanist to The Broadstone Choir and The Allen Singers (Wimborne).


Chairman                          Judith Price
Treasurer                          Elizabeth Read Wilson
Secretary/Librarian        Bob Newnham
Guild Representative    Sarah Welton
Choir Representative    David Edgington
Publicity                            Eve Baker