Musical Director: Jill Neenan
Jill Neenan, a Wing resident, is the choir’s Musical Director. She is a professional soprano who has performed inter alia at the London Palladium and the Schönbruun Palace and celebrates 30 years of teaching music this year.
Jill runs a full-time private practice from home, teaching singing, piano, flute, theory, GCSE, A-Level Music support and Aural training.
She is passionate about music in the Community and this choir; her ambition now is to
get everyone singing!
Accompanist: Wendy Lambros
Wendy Lambros is the choir’s accompanist. Having started piano and cello lessons at the age of 6 and 7 respectively, Wendy gained a place at the Purcell School of Music, aged 12. On becoming a double bass player she soon earned a place in the National Youth Orchestra and went on to graduate from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
During her formative years, she had the opportunity to play under worldclass conductors and in major concert venues around Europe, including playing for the “Proms”. After a further year studying ‘Composition for Film’ at The London College of Music, she began teaching and working around the London area.
As a young pianist she used to play in an all female Jazz quartet and made extra cash playing in hotels and restaurants around central London. Later, she formed a wedding quartet in which she played cello in beautiful locations such as Luton Hoo, Highclere Castle and Stowe School to name but a few.
Having four young children put a stop to that for a while(!), but now they are older, she plays again with other local musicians for fun and is secretary to a show band called ‘Not Strictly Brass’ in which she plays piano and euphonium and arranges music for the band.
Teaching has always been Wendy’s first love and she has worked in this guise for over 25 years, teaching from home, in private schools and for several local authorities, her duties including directing several groups and producing educational arrangements for them. Whilst she no longer plays the double bass, she still teaches the instrument, along with the cello and the piano, both privately and at Milton Keynes Preparatory School.
Despite her teaching and being a busy mum of four, Wendy also finds time to accompany two choirs: the Drayton Parslow Singers with whom she has been accompanist for five years and The Wing Singers.
The Wing Singers
The Wing Singers, Wing’s own community choir, was formed in January 2015 and meets for rehearsals on most Sundays during term time in Wing Village Hall, starting normally
Membership of the choir is open all age groups, with no auditions or musical experience needed.
See the website (below) for details and, if you might be interested, just drop in and listen.