Who's who

Musical Director - Stuart Nettleship

Stuart NettleshipStuart is originally from Sheffield where he was musical director of the Sheffield Youth Opera Group from 1969 to 1972. After four years studying music at the University of Wales he entered the teaching profession teaching music at Monmouth and Westminster Schools after which he became Director of Music at Millfield School and latterly at Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick. He has been Musical Director of numerous choirs and orchestras both in schools and outside and has performed extensively in England and Wales and has also taken his choir and orchestra to Paris. In 1995 he conducted a performance of David Fanshawe’s African Sanctus in Wells Cathedral. He left Queen Margaret's School in 2012 to concentrate on composing and directing and he was delighted to be appointed Musical Director of the Stamford Bridge Singers in 2014. He has recently composed a "Battle Cantata" to celebrate the 950th anniversary of the battle of Stamford Bridge (25th September 1066). For the first performance in October 2016 our choir will be joined by four other choirs including one from Norway. Website link: www.nettleshipmusic.com

Accompanists - Jeremy Lloyd

Jeremy was born in Surrey and joined the Stamford Bridge Singers in January 2017. He has been the Assisting Organist at York Minster since September 2016, prior to which he was the Organ Scholar at Peterborough Cathedral for two years. Jeremy studied the organ as a prize-winning undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Susan Landale and David Titterington. Whilst at the Academy, he performed in numerous masterclasses, as well as a performance class with John Eliot Gardner, and performed on residential tours to Neresheim Abbey in Southern Germany. He also combined his studies with organ scholarships at The London Oratory and Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. Jeremy is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and holds the LRAM teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Music. He is in demand as a soloist, accompanist and continuo player, and has additionally accompanied for The York Musical Society and The Bridgeman Singers. Jeremy has given organ recitals across the country in venues including the Cathedrals of St. Paul's, Westminster and Southwark, as well as Westminster Abbey and Reading Town Hall.

For more information, please visit www.jeremy-lloyd.co.uk

Chairperson - Tim Longmore

Tim LongmoreTim joined the choir in 2008 after responding to a flier sent out by the choir. He played music at school but never had the courage to sing. He enjoys the wide variety of music the choir sings and looks forward to the two hours of escapism and relaxation every Thursday night.

 

 

 

 

Treasurer - Richard Carberry 

Richard trained as a chorister at St. Barnabas Church, Heaton, Bradford under Keith Rhodes (subsequently organist and choirmaster at Bradford Cathedral). He graduated from Durham University in 1970 and became a languages teacher in 1971. He taught in Peterlee (Co. Durham) for 6 years before coming to York, where he took up the rôle of Head of Languages at Beckfield School and from 1984 at Manor C.E. School, from where he retired in 2006. He has since returned to Manor as a Supply Teacher, but is also a driver for York Wheels. He joined the choir in 2002 and loves the range and complexity of the music we sing. He organised the choir visit to Dublin in 2010 and was elected Treasurer in July 2012. His other interests include sport (cricket, football and badminton), classical music, reading and crosswords.

Secretary - Sue Ford

Sue has been a member of the choir since 2004.  She originally came to York to teach nursing at the University.  Now she runs a nursing case management business caring for people who are rehabilitating after being injured in accidents.  Sue sings in the first alto section.  After she had been in the choir for a couple of years, she joined the choir committee as recruitment officer and then in 2011 took on the role of secretary.  She loves the range and variety of music sung by the choir and firmly believes that singing is really good for your health, not to mention a great way to make new friends.

 

Publicity Officer - Vacant Position

 

 

Other Committee Members

Michael Catterick

Maggy Ellison

Michael Catterick Liz Dawes Maggy Ellison

 

 

 

Gill Macrae Barbara Smith