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Musical Director: Caroline Sharpe
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In September 2010, the Belvoir Wassailers – the Belvoir Castle's own male voice choir – was reformed at the request of the Duchess. Directed by Robert-John Edwards, the Belvoir Wassailers performed at the castle's annual "Belvoir by Candlelight" celebration in December 2010. The choir is currently working on a variety of new material, including popular, folk, seasonal and commemorative music.
Caroline works as a singer, singing teacher and musical director. Her association with The Belvoir Wassailers goes back to around 2011 when she was first introduced as a guest soloist and then, later, as the Director of her popular young ladies' choir, Enchanted. She is thrilled to be taking on the role of the Wassailers new Musical Director.

Caroline has a gift for encouraging those who are shy of singing to find their voice and, as well as managing a busy private teaching practice, she has directed many choirs including Music in Me, Enchanted and Per Sempre. She currently leads the Caroline Sharpe Singers a mixed choir based in Loughborough, as well as several of the East Midlands Singing for Fun choirs.

Caroline trained as a baroque soprano at Birmingham Conservatoire where she completed with distinction her Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance. She won the Mario Lanza Opera prize in 2009, and when not singing opera performs as the vocalist with Chris Hill Jazz. However, when she performed one of her own arrangements on Radio 3 recently it was not singing, but playing the 47 bell carillon in Loughborough's War Memorial tower.

The Choir Members
Graham Allen
Ray Bailey
Adam Bishop
Paul Bowes
Mick Bradshaw (Librarian)
Peter Branch
Roy Clark
Dermot Daly (Media)
Brian Deptford
Tom Devine
Mark Eurich
John Fairbrother
Alan Farmilo (Secretary)
Paul Gibbins (Treasurer)
Iain Gillies
Richard Jeffries
Chris Jones
Peter Keast
Ian Kinchin
Peter Knowles
Tim Lavery
Jonathan Miller
Colin MacNab
John Morrissey
Dick Neal
Mark Pargin
Geoff Petchey (Chairman)
David Rollo
Robert Tettey
Mike Walker (Concert Manager)
Gilbert Ward (President)
Alan Westgate
Brian Wiles

Rehearsals
Every Tuesday
19.30 to 21.30
Knipton Village Hall

About
Music
Previous Members
Accompanist: Samantha Kerby
Sam studied recorder, flute and piano at Chetham's School of Music and the Royal School of Music, where she reached the finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. On leaving the Academy, Sam worked for many years as Director of Music in a number of schools in Kenya, at Chichester Cathedral School and at Beeston Hall School in Norfolk. She recently moved back to the Grantham area and is currently the Director of Music at St Hugh's School in Woodhall Spa.