Noel 1927 - '36
A pioneer for music during her life, founder member of
the Guilles Alles Choral Society, joint founder of the
Guernsey Eisteddfod, accompanist and organist. She founded
the Guernsey Glee Singers first as a ladies choir.
Nicolle 1936 - '37
Took over briefly due to Mrs Noel's ill health and conducted
the choir at the London Festival.
Wood 1937 - '40
He kept the choir going with occasional concerts until
A past member of the choir, she started the Guernsey Glee
Singers up again but left for Hamburg to join Freddy Nash
her husband to be.
Davies Passey 1946 - '48
as Professor of Music at Elizabeth College. Well qualified
as Mus. Bach. and A.R.C.O. he gave inspiring leadership
and the choir grew to over fifty voices. He left to become
Musical Director of the Liverpool Operatic Society.
Waddams 1948 - '55
choral scholar from King's College, Cambridge was a worthy
successor. His guidance saw the first BBC broadcast. He
gave concerts supported by well known soloists, Baritones,
Frederick Harvey and Philip Hattey, and organist Dudley
Savage. He started the tradition of Concert Versions given
by the Glees with "The Village Opera" by Handel.
Blondel 1955 - 57
continued the tradition already established.
Singleton 1957 - '58
soloist in the choir took over for two years.
Hughes 1958 - '64
young man in his mid twenties, he had a big impact on
the choir using his great personality and enthusiasm.
The choir gave concerts in Candie Gardens (with accompaniment
from the birds) also supported by professional solists
- Owen Brannigan, John Cameron, Hervey Alan. The choir
frequently recorded items for the BBC. Gordon produced
several special arrangements of popular tunes for the
Liddle 1964 - '66
followed Gordon Hughes as music master at the Grammar
School and was organist at the Town Church. He left to
return to Wales.
Le Prevost 1966 - 76
innovator who took the choir to pastures new. He started
the Annual Christmas Concert at the Royal Hotel. The Gilbert
and Sullivan repertoire began with a static, concert version
supported by a narrator and then to costumes, scenery
and dialogue produced by Jill Stephenson and Gerry King.
Took three productions to Jersey
Stephenson 1976, 1989
available to take over and has acted as deputy conductor
for many years.
Bran 1976 - '87
experienced soloist contralto at the Llangollen Eisteddfod
and in the Messiah, and a well known teacher of music.
Janet first joined thr choir as a soloist in 1970. She
developed the Christmas Concerts to include short "works".
Continued full scale performances of Gilbert and Sullivan
produced by Ken Fletcher and arranged live BBC radio concerts,
one conducted by Robert Farnon with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
A real high spot for the choir.
Morgan (nee Carre) 1987 - '89
soloist in many Gilbert and Sullivan productions. Extended
the repertoire of the choir until her untimely death.
Le Prevost 1990 - '91
to become deputy organist at Westminister Abbey. He developed
the choirs' repertoire of part singing.
Applegate 1991 - '92
conducting bands in the Army, he gave the choir a military
flavour. He now conducts the Guernsey Concert Band.
Pugh 1992 - 2007
keen musician and choral specialist. Educated at Ladies
College, qualified with L.T.C.L. and Cert. Ed. she was
a pupil of Janet Bran and sang contralto in her choir.
She was a founder member of the Chamber Choir. At Hockerill
College she studied singing with Morag Noble, piano with
Marion Roper and viola with John White. After teaching
music at Ladies College and St Peter Port School, Marilyn
is now following Glees tradition and now is head of music
at the Grammar School. She was Musical Director for the
Gang Show between 1996 and 2006 and also for two Gadoc
productions. She is currently Musical Director for the
Stage Door Company. A former Channel Island squash champion,
Marilyn has now turned her talents to golf, she was Lady
Captain at La Grande Mare in 2003. Marilyn has two children
David and Lydia and is married to Arthur.
Left to establish his own choir rather than
go with the Glees tradition.
|Fiona Le Tissier 2009 – 2014
Educated at the Birmingham Conservatoire studying vocals and piano then futher studies with a PGCE at Exeter University, Fiona became deputy director of Music at Cranbook School in Kent. On returning to Guernsey, Fiona obtained a Masters Degree while Head of Music at St Peter Port School and was head of music at Beechwood. Fiona can now be heard on the airwaves of local radio, BBC Guernsey.
Nerine Ozanne 2014 - 2015
Educated at Middlesex University and after completing a PGCE at the University of Gloucester, Nerine took up her first teaching appointment as Deputy Head of Music at Wells Blue School in Somerset. On returning to Guernsey in 2007, Nerine returned to many ensembles and started teaching at St. Sampson's High School.
Dan Madden 2015 - 2016
Moving to the Island to teach woodwind at Guernsey's School Music Service, Dan became the Glees' accompaninist when it became vacant. In 2015, Dan moved to become conductor and led a full orchestra and guests with the Glees to perform Handel's Ode for St Cecilia with excerpts from the Messiah for the 2016 Christmas concert.