Type of post: Chorus news item
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: Doug Hill
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 5 Nov 2021
Ouse Valley Chorus has some exciting news to share; after Paul Clay our current MD decided to stand down, we’re really happy to have been able to secure the services of Nickie and Ian James as joint Musical Directors.  Wednesday 3rd November saw Nickie and Ian’s first rehearsal.

Nickie is currently MD of the LABBS chorus Welwyn Harmony.  She is also a fully qualified performance judge and the LABBS performance director.  Ian is a multiple gold medal winner, both in chorus and quartets, as well as a past BABS chairman.  Both have performed on the international stage as well as jointly directing Chorus Iceni to success too.

Paul said “I’ve really enjoyed my 12 years directing OVC but I’m really looking forward to getting back onto the risers and supporting Nickie and Ian from the lead section.”  Nickie and Ian added “We’ve seen and heard the OVC development that Paul has brought to the chorus over the last few years at convention and we’re looking forward to build on this and continue to develop the chorus in the future.”

Andy Vaughan, OVC chairman said “The appointment of Nickie and Ian shows our commitment, drive and desire to improve and develop both as a chorus and as  individual singers. We rehearse in Brampton, Huntingdon every Wednesday at 1930 and we’re very happy to have singers come along to rehearsal, whether as a one off or something more permanent.”