The Board of Trustees has overall responsiblity for the operation and governance of the Charity.
Miles has been involved in Sing for Pleasure since his school days and is now a trustee of the charity. He has been Headteacher of Hotspur Primary School in Newcastle upon Tyne since 2005; Hotspur is known for its creativity and singing in particular and was a Sing Up Platinum school. He has also organised many children’s singing concerts at Newcastle City Hall and ran the successful Ouseburn Young Voices. Miles has been involved in many organisations, most recently as lead for the Concordia Vocal Project and currently sits on the board of Culture Bridge North East. He also sings with Sine Nomine International Touring Choir.
A versatile conductor, Sarah has directed an impressive array of professional and amateur ensembles including the Hilliard Ensemble, National Chamber Choir of Ireland, Cape Town Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, the Kantorei der Friedenskirche of Düsseldorf, English Baroque Choir, Reading Bach Choir, Granada International Festival Choir, Harlow Chorus and, as General Manager, The Sixteen. She is currently artistic director of Singscape, Encoro and NC3, guest chorusmaster for the BBC Symphony Chorus, guest conductor of the Cheltenham Bach Choir and Associate Music Director of the Brandenburg Sinfonia. In huge demand as a teacher, Sarah is a lecturer in choral conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and for the Association of British Choral Directors and Sing for Pleasure, and she mentored comedian Bradley Walsh on BBC2’s popular TV series ‘Maestro’. Together with Suzzie Vango, Sarah directs and sings in professional vocal ensemble Papagena. www.tenantflowers.co.uk
Jane has enjoyed a long, varied and interesting career in education and continues to work as a freelance Education Consultant having recently retired from Bolton Council.
She was the Head of Inclusion Services in Bolton Children’s Services, having previously been the Head of Bolton Music Service (1999-2008). Jane has been involved in music education throughout her career and is committed to creating opportunities for all to make and enjoy music.
Having been a long standing board member of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, Jane is now taking up a new commission as Strategic Consultant for The Choral Centre, a new initiative that is being developed from Hallé St. Peters.
In addition to her role as Trustee for Sing for Pleasure, Jane is a conductor training tutor for the charity; she is also a Trustee for Trust Music, the charitable arm of Bolton Music Service.