Jayne May-Sysum
Soprano

Accompanists
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Christopher Wiltshire is one of the Official Accompanists for the Leamington Spa and Birmingham Competitive Festivals and a Director of the company which runs the Stratford-upon-Avon Music Centre, and more recently of Spires Music Limited, which oversees a professional/amateur orchestra and chorus in Coventry. In addition to performing, he is actively involved in the preparation and accompanying of young (and not so young) musicians for examinations, diplomas, auditions, competitions and concerts, and in supporting the promotion of live performing opportunities.

Christopher Wiltshire
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Jonathan Wortley was born in West Runton and attended Gresham’s School. He studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge before transferring to Law. Whilst at Cambridge and subsequently, playing the piano has been a major feature of his life. Jonathan studied for a short time with Geraldine Peppin at the Guildhall School of Music after he completed his Law degree and more recently with Hamish Milne.
Jonathan has practised as a solicitor in Norfolk for many years and during this time has acted as accompanist to many singers and instrumentalists, as well as playing in chamber groups and performing concertos and solo recitals, in Norfolk, London and elsewhere in the UK. The musicians with whom he has worked include the singers Evelyn Tubb, Catherine Waters and Mary Nicholls, string players Alan Brind, Jane Faulkner, Andrew and Martin Storey, Gillianne Haddow and Richard May, clarinettists Stephen Waters and Lynsey Marsh and the horn player Andrew Clark. Amongst his other activities, he is Treasurer of The Academy of St Thomas and a trustee of five local musical charities including the Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust. Jonathan met his wife, Sally, a ‘cellist, whilst attending a music course at Gresham’s in 1972.
Jonathan Wortley
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Geoff Davidson studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and graduated with honours in singing and piano.
One of Scotland’s most distinguished singer/musicians, Geoff has appeared as a soloist in virtually every European Capital as well as in Canada and the USA where he appeared at the Lincoln Center, New York, and the Kennedy Center, Washington.
As a staff member of the
BBC Singers for seven years, he toured extensively and has worked with some of the world's greatest conductors including André Previn, Pierre Boulez, Sir George Solti and Sir Simon Rattle.
He has conducted the BBC Singers and acted as chorus master for the
Monteverdi Choir and its illustrious conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
His countless BBC broadcasts have included an astonishing variety of music from English lute songs (to his own lute accompaniment) to songs by Britten, Stanford and himself and for the last twelve years he has been a frequent "star" guest on Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night.

Geoff Davidson