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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.


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Born in Nottinghamshire, Paul Ellis studied at Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music, where his main instrument was the organ.

He developed a love of choral music whilst at university and choral conducting has been a major part of his career ever since. He has worked with many choirs throughout the South West, earning a reputation for high standards of performance and innovative programming of an extensive range of music, from Renaissance to contemporary.

He was Director of Music at Sherborne Abbey from 2006 until his recent retirement.


Chairman                          Judith Price
Treasurer                          Eve Baker
Secretary/Librarian        Bob Newnham
Members                           Sarah Welton