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HISTORY OF THE LYNMORE SINGERS

In 1951 Pat and Eddie Davison started the choir that came to be known as The Lynmore Singers. It was originally based at the Enfield Cable & Rolling Mills Club as a works choir. In those days members rode their bikes to rehearsals! For many years the choir came under the auspices of the Enfield Co-operative Educational Department and then Enfield Further Education Service. In 1985 the choir became independent and now meets to practice at St. John's Methodist Church Hall in Enfield.

Pat continued to lead the choir after the death of her husband in 1965. She retired in 1998 after 47 years of dedicated service. The next Musical Director was Pauline Pickering John Catlow took up the baton in 2004. John had a successful musical career as a cellist with the London Symphony Orchestra, then as Head of Music at the Camden School for Girls. The current Musical Director is Tina Shepherd.

Heather Banks, LTCL and ISM, was our accompanist until 2016. 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. Heather has a long established, busy private piano teaching practice.

See Heather on You Tube performing at our 2012 Grange Park Concert.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uD9XXh94Tg

Some members of the original choir

In 2017 the choir welcomed Julien Clef as our pianist.

http://julianclef.com/

 

For many years the choir has enjoyed great success, entering the Co-operative, Edmonton & Enfield Festivals of Music. The choir won most competitions and was also successful in solo and duet entries. The Lynmore Singers have performed with the Ynysowen Welsh Male Choir and more recently the Three Valleys Male Voice Choir. Venues have included The Rhodes Centre, Bury St. Edmunds, St. Albans Cathedral and Waltham Abbey as well as many Enfield churches and halls.

On 12th November 2011 the choir performed a 60th Anniversary Concert at St. George's Church, Freezywater with John Catlow as the Musical Director. The programme included a wide selection of pieces and was conducted by our co-founder Pat Davison and featured soprano Dorothy Pilley and the Lea Valley U3A Handbell Ringers.

The name of the choir is derived from two of its former meeting places, in Lincoln Road and Bullsmoor Lane.