The choir is pleased to announce the appointment of Vivian Redfern to the post of Principal Accompanist.
Vivian was born in London and read Modern Languages at Girton College, Cambridge. She has combined her musical activities with a busy teaching career, spending most of her life in Shropshire, where she continues to be based.
She played her first piano concerto with a local orchestra at the age of thirteen and has been much in demand as an Accompanist, appearing on the concert stage in the UK, the USA, Czech Republic, France, Spain and Slovenia. Vivian’s work includes a recording of Schubert’s Schwanengesang and performances of Sonatas by Brahms, Shostakovich and Cesar Franck with the violinist Helen Waring. She appeared with the Lydian Singers at a critically acclaimed recital of English music at the Music Conservatiore in Segovia, and a 2008 duet piano version of Brahms’ German Requiem was very warmly received.
Vivian has given many performances with Newport and District Male Voice Choir and currently retains a post as its Musical Director, a role she has performed since 2009. She has great knowledge and expertise of Male Voice Choirs and Much Wenlock look forward to working with her in expanding and improving their current repertoire.