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The Dalesmen Male Voice Choir

of Derbyshire

Assistant Musical Director  John Lloyd

Piano Accompanist

 WILLIAM TEMPLEMAN

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Bill was born at Eastwood, Nottinghamshire and now lives at Tansley, near Matlock. He is married to Mary and they have a son and a daughter.


Bill is an electrician by trade but his greatest pleasure is making music. He has successfully accompanied the Choir since 1997 and is held in high regard by all those around him.


He is also organist / pianist for Tansley Methodist Church and for other musical groups in the area. Bill says, "I see my strength in accompanying rather than as a soloist, so I enjoy contributing to the overall sound of the Choir in full harmony"
He is a loyal and highly valued member of the Dalesmen, where he is known as "Mr. Reliable".

John was born in Swansea and after graduating from Swansea University he joined Rolls Royce, hence he came to Derbyshire.


John's hobbies and interests are global travel (particularly bird-watching expeditions, hill walking in the Peak District, gardening, reading and playing the piano.


John started playing the piano at the age of 7 and later played double bass in the County Youth Orchestra in his native Wales.


John joined the Dalesmen in 1999. Music plays a very important part in his life and he says that "the joy of Male Voice Choral Singing is incomparable". He adds, "To see pleasure on the faces in our audience is an uplifting experience.


John is married to Val and they have two sons and four grandsons

Accompanist

Anne MacGregor



Anne was born in Glasgow and grew up in Greenock, on the west coast of Scotland. She began piano lessons at the age of 6 and later also took up the violin. At the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Anne studied under Philip Jenkins and Fali Pavri, and also met her piano duo partner Silviya Mihaylova. Anne has always enjoyed singing in and playing for choirs, and is currently a member of Viva Voice, the chamber choir at NottinghamUniversity, where Anne is currently doing her PhD, focusing on the songs of Ture Rangström, a Swedish composer.


If you wish to join the

Dalesmen Male Voice Choir


Please Contact

General Secretary

Kenneth Levasseur

kenneth.levasseur@w3z.co.uk