Field’s clear, expressive voice”
Roger Jones, Gloucestershire Echo
My interest in singing began at the age of 13 when
I successfully auditioned for the role of ‘Louisa’
in David Gardiner’s stage production of ‘The
Sound of Music’.
As a result of auditioning for the Three Choirs
Festival Chorus several years later, I was directed
to the late Margaret Bennett under whom I studied
for a number of years.
While on the competitive circuit, I received many
glowing reports from festival performances at; the
Taunton and Somerset Music & Drama Festival,
Cheltenham Competitive Festival, Oxford Festival
and Birmingham Music Festival, attaining distinction
and honours awards including the coveted ‘Rose
Ewing Trophy’, in the Recital Class at Taunton
Eisteddfod and have been recorded by Central Television.
My vocal repertoire ranges from Elizabethan to
Contemporary. I have appeared at St Martin in the
Fields, London; St Pancras, London; Birmingham St
Martin’s; as a Soloist at Worcester Cathedral;
Tewksbury Abbey; Great Witley Church; as a guest
soloist at the first GB International Guitar Festival,
Biberian; as soloist with lutenist Rod
Willmott; and as soprano soloist in a number
of oratorio works including; Mozart’s Mass
in C, Faure’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s
Hymn of Praise, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater,
and Charpentier’s Te Deum.
I have premiered works by Colin
Decio, Elaine Hugh-Jones, Ian
Venables and Christopher
As well as a soloist, I enjoy singing duets. For
many years, Duo Dolcetini (Evelyne Beech (also known
as Eve Loiseau) & myself) performed on the stage
to high acclaim. Recently I have performed a number
of duet performances with Margot Stringer (Mezzo),
Elaine Fleming (Mezzo) and John
Qualtrough (Bass Baritone).
I now study with Margaret
Field, who was awarded Honorary Fellowship of
the Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012.
I particularly like to sing in support of good
causes, and have, so far, helped to raise more than
£25,000 by singing in support of charitable
Although singing is my passion, during the day
I work as an osteopath
in my own Practice which I established in Droitwich,
Worcestershire in 1980.
Since my son's diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
in 2005, I have been instrumental in setting up
the registered charity Murray's
Muscles (serving people with muscular dystrophy
across the West Midlands) and the registered charity
Midlands (providing physical therapy and other
essential services to people with muscular dystrophy
in the Midlands).