Meet the team
Founder and Musical Director
Sheila has been at the forefront of Vivamente Voices since the choir started and still has the same enthusiasm for it 10 years on. Sheila is multi-talented: not only is she a brilliant conductor, but she sources fabulous music for us to sing, organises several events throughout the year, liaises with local good causes, among many other things that go on behind the scenes! Her love of choirs began at an early age under the watchful eye of church organist and master of the choristers, David Jackson. Studying clarinet and piano with Mark Walton and Tim Arnold at the University of Chichester, Sheila has enjoyed a career in teaching music and leading choirs in schools and communities along the south coast.
Sue is our extremely talented accompanist. We often say the choir wouldn't be what it is today without her - and it's true! She is the sounding-board for all decisions related to repertoire and concert venues and has been part of the choir family since day 1. Her talents as a pianist and musician were honed at Chethams School of Music in Manchester and the Royal College of Music and Sue has had a varied career in education including working for the Inner London Education Authority and as co-ordinator for the Hampshire Music Service. She now lives and works in Wimborne as a musician and accompanist. The Vivamente Voices family have much respect and affection for Sue and feel so lucky to have her!