Tring Choral Society Officers
Musical Director 

Colin Stevens
Musical Director

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email-musicdirector
Tel: 01442 822520

Colin has been Musical Director of the Society since 1974 and has considerable experience in directing church choirs, chamber choirs and larger choral groups. He has broadened the Society’s repertoire considerably and, as well as introducing most of the established choral repertoire, has encouraged the commissioning of a number of choral works and the performance of many contemporary pieces.

His formal musical training took place at Trinity College, London where he studied organ. He continues to play regularly in London and elsewhere and has made several trips abroad with London choirs and the choir of Ely Cathedral. He was organist and choirmaster at Tring Parish Church for 12 years.

Colin is an experienced accompanist on piano, having accompanied countless shows, musicals, operas and operettas. He has also musically directed a number of stage shows, including Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady and Side By Side by Sondheim and, currently, appears at venues across the UK in a tribute show to Flanders & Swann.
Accompanist 

Anna Le Hair, Accompanist

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Anna Le Hair started playing the piano as soon as she could reach the keys. She gained an honours degree in music at Edinburgh University where she studied piano with Colin Kingsley and harmony with Kenneth Leighton.  Her postgraduate studies were at the Royal College of Music, London, where her professors included Peter Element and Hubert Dawkes. Since then, Anna has enjoyed a busy and varied career as a performer and piano teacher. Engagements have included recitals, both solo and as chamber musician and accompanist, in many venues in London, including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and around Britain and abroad, including recitals in New Zealand with the violinist Arwen Newband in 2014. She has performed several piano concertos, and her chamber music repertoire is wide and diverse. Anna has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at festivals in Porec (Croatia) and Buxton, where she was nominated for the title of ‘Performer of the Fringe’, as well as the Costa Barcelona music festival and the Music in the Mountains festival in Andalucia. Anna is a Senior House Pianist at AIMS International Summer School in Eastbourne, where she has repetiteured many opera scenes, and also works with choirs and opera groups including Polymnia and City Chamber Choir, as well as Aeolian Singers in Hemel Hempstead and Chiltern Choir in Chorleywood, where she regularly assists with the conducting. She is also a regular accompanist at Jackdaws Educational Trust in Somerset, where she has worked with the tenor Ian Partridge and the mezzo Sarah Walker. In addition, Anna has done such diverse things as playing background music in London hotels and restaurants and touring the UK and Channel Islands with the Lewis London Ballet. Anna has a thriving piano teaching practice in Tring and also teaches piano and accompanies at St. Albans School. She is much in demand as an accompanist for singers and instrumentalists, and is an examiner for ABRSM and has adjudicated several competitions. Anna is a member of the Icknield Trio, who have performed recently at festivals in London and Norfolk. Details of future concerts can be found on her website, www.annalehair.co.uk.
Committee Members 

Robert Allnutt
Chairman

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email-chair
Tel: 07837 973099

Margaret Collier
Membership Secretary

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email-membership
Tel: 01296 660406

Jane Legg
Librarian

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email-librarian
Tel: 01442 398101

Tony Mackinder
Concert Manager

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email-concertman
Tel: 01442 824358


Katie Hughes
Publicity

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email-publicity
Tel: 07730 684444

Zoe Hill
Committee Secretary

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email-secretary
Tel: 01494 758191

Mary Haywood
Treasurer

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email-treasurer
Tel: 01442 825625