We are a small ladies' choir performing concerts to raise money for various charities. We are members of The National Association of Choirs.
Listen to us on You Tube:
The Sound of Silence (with Heather Banks on Piano)
The music we sing is from a wide repertoire. Our programmes are broad and varied, with a mixture of sacred, classical and popular music, often taking us on a journey through time to include jazz numbers and songs from the great musical shows.
Musical Director: Tina Shepherd (appointed September 2012)
Tina Shepherd was born in Bristol and started singing aged six at the local Salvation Army. She later received singing lessons from Molly Petre, won the Sacred Song section of the Bristol Eisteddfod and took a lead role in Gilbert and Sullivan's ‘Patience'. After moving to London, Tina became involved in choral conducting and under her direction the Ilford Songsters gave concerts in many parts of the UK. They also made two recordings for Woolworths entitled ‘Sunday with the Salvation Army' and ‘Christmas with The Salvation Army', which sold over 100,000 copies each and are still available in high street stores. Tina also served as the choral representative on The Salvation Army's Territorial Music Board which selected and approved the organisation's Christian music for publication and in addition was the choral conductor at summer music schools for a number of years. In 2005 Tina returned to her first love of singing and has since featured in concerts throughout the south east as a soloist including an appearance in December 2006 as the guest vocalist at the popular Christmas Concert in St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. Tina also conducts a group of female voices, the Dedicated Divas as well her church choir, the Enfield Citadel Songsters.
Accompanist: Heather Banks, LTCL and ISM
Heather has a long established, busy private piano teaching practice. She also works in schools for Hertfordshire County Music Service. She is parish church organist at the Church of St. Catherine's & St. Paul's, Hoddesdon, and plays for weddings and funerals. She loves accompanying her friends, the Lynmore Singers.
See Heather on You Tube performing at our 2012 Grange Park Concert.