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Musical Director: Phillida Driver GRSM, LRAM, MTC
Phillida began her association with the choir in 1998.
She served initially as second piano accompanist and then as Deputy M.D before being appointed Musical Director in September 2006.
Born and educated in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, her musical career began with the study of piano, viola and music teaching at the Royal Academy of Music and London University.
Following graduation, Phillida enjoyed a long and successful teaching career in schools mainly in the South Bedfordshire area.
She became Head of Music at Manshead School in Dunstable, having responsibility for the school choir, orchestra and bands before retiring from the Education Authority in August 2006.
Phillida has also held positions as Musical Director with Dunstable Amateur Operatic Society,St Andrews Players and Tring Festival Society as well as being much in demand as piano accompanist for local soloists.
With her wide professional experience as a pianist, teacher, composer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor the choir is both fortunate and privileged to have Phillida as leader of the Musical Team.

David’s musical career started at the age of nine when he received lessons in piano and violin.  He took the Trinity College examinations and went on to play in the Luton Youth Orchestra.  After an apprenticeship and time in Vauxhall Motors he left to help run the family business.
In 1959 David started formal voice training with Edward Nichol of Hendon, London joining both Luton St Andrews Players and the Luton Light Opera Company.  He also sang with various choirs and churches doing oratorio work.
Eventually David became a member of Bedfordshire Police Choir as tenor soloist and took over as MD in 1986 until 2006.  David joined the Vauxhall choir in 2007.

Assistant Musical Director:
David Goodge

Organ and Piano Accompanist: James Banville
James was born in Luton in 1970.
Following completion of his secondary education, he went on to study organ at the Royal Academy of Music, since when he has held successive appointments as organist at All Saints, Parish Church of St. Mary and currently at St. Luke's Church in Luton .
James is now a full-time musician in great demand as a concert soloist and accompanist for choirs and solo-singers.
A few years ago, he received the honour of being one of the few people invited to play a recital on the famous Willis Organ at Alexandra Palace.
Vauxhall Male Voice Choir is proud and privileged to have James on its permanent Musical Staff as resident Organist and Pianist.

Terry, having studied at Dartington College of Arts, is an accomplished violinist.
He is currently the conductor of Luton Concert Orchestra and Leader of Luton Symphony Orchestra.
He has appeared as guest soloist with the choir on many occasions and for the past several years has compèred the majority of our major concerts.
His wide knowledge of music and its history, coupled with his unique sense of humour and professional presentation makes him a most popular and valued member of the team.
Master of Ceremonies:
Terry Driver ARCM, DDMES
Terry Driver

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