Who We Are

Committee Members

Gina Coventry
Chair

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As chair of our committee, Gina tries to keep some semblance of order over proceedings. As well as singing at every and any opportunity, Gina can typically be found either analysing components for jet engines or taking her house to pieces.

Rachel Reid
Concert Secretary

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Rachel is our concert secretary. She is the main point of contact for the choir’s concert advertising, and the driving force behind concert organisation. As a town planner, Rachel was born to organise, and chooses to relax by running and singing in her spare time, sometimes at the same time.

Peter Smith
Members’ Secretary

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Peter is our members’ secretary, handling meeting agendas and keeping us all well informed in rehearsals. A retired teacher of Computing and IT, Peter spent thirteen years singing with Northern Sinfonia Chorus before moving to Ashbourne in 2018. In a previous life he was a counter-tenor in Derby Cathedral choir during the 1970s.

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Acting Conductor

David HenshawDavid Henshaw

David enjoys conducting and singing, both in choirs and as a soloist. He conducts Derby Hospitals Choir, is Show Musical Director for Melbourne Operatic Society and Organist & Choirmaster at St. Peter’s Church, Chellaston. He has sung many operatic and Gilbert and Sullivan rôles and also sings with the Loughborough-based groups Concorde and operaHouse.
His second hobby is mending things.