ACCOMPANIST MARTYN HEALD
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Wednesday evening on the 2nd November 2016 was quite a sad day for ICS, it was the last time that Martyn would be our accompanist, although he will stand in as and when required. Martyn has served as accompanist to Ingatestone Choral Society since 1986, having conducted the choir for five years before that. He also accompanied Billericay Choral Society for many years and was official accompanist for the Essex Musical Association           until it disbanded in 2009. Since retirement from teaching, Martyn enjoys being busy as accompanist and organist in local churches, Martyn also sings with the Bach Choir in London and locally with the Vesper Singers. The Choir presented him with a bottle of wine, a bag of ‘goodies’ and a cheque so that he and his wife Kathy could have a good holiday somewhere exotic. Kathy was also a strong supporter and organiser for the choir before she left a few months ago, we wish them good luck for the future in what they plan to do.
Alison our Chair making the presentation to Martyn
Martyn pictured with all the concentration it takes to accompany on the piano.  Taken in Brentwood Cathedral for the Brentwood Choirs Festival, March 2016
We are using the services of Ashley Thomson at present at our rehearsals but no firm appointment has been made at this time. Keep looking.