Musical Director

John Andrews was appointed as Musical Director in 2006. He has proved to be an inspirational conductor who makes rehearsals fun whilst working us hard. He has increased our repertoire,  musicality and enhanced our performances with the introduction of superb professional soloists from his wide network of contacts.  He has  conducted the National Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, English Touring Opera and Opera Holland Park.
To read more about John’s professional career and latest projects see his website
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Rehearsal Accompanist

Vivien Powles holds both an LTCL Performer’s Diploma and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accompaniment from Trinity College of Music, London.  She was privileged to study for these with Aaron Shorr, now Head of Keyboard and Collaborative Piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

As well as being Harpenden Choral Society’s rehearsal accompanist, Vivien works as a ballet accompanist for the Harpenden Dance School. 

Vivien works with singers, instrumentalists and dancers of all ages, specialising in examination accompaniment and recital work. She also sings regularly with the Priory Singers.