Following on from former Musical Director, Gail Brindley, who led the Choir with great success from August 2014, Hilary took over as Musical Director in June 2017.
Hilary originates from the Isle of Man where she learnt to play the flute at an early age and played in various groups and orchestras on the island.
She studied at St Martin's Teacher Training College in Lancaster where she played and sang in several college music groups.
Her first teaching job brought her to North Warwickshire and here she played in the orchestra for Nuneaton Gilbert and Sullivan Society and Nuneaton Amatuer Operatic and Dramatic Society. She also sang with The City of Birmingham Choir for four years before her children came along.
After a period as a peripatetic Class Music teacher with Warwickshire County Music Service she had a career change and became a Bookkeeper for a firm of accountants in Shenstone.
Hilary sang with Atherstone Choral Society and later joined Bedworth Singers. It was here that she got her first taste of conducting by standing in for their Musical Director as occasion arose and she got bitten by the bug as she missed the creative challenge of teaching.
In her quest for improvement Hilary attended two choral conducting courses at Reading University and subsequently several "Sing for Pleasure" summer schools at Keele University and has achieved her advanced level of choral conducting.
Hilary was Musical Director of Bedworth Singers from 2010 until June 2018 and she also conducts The Sheepy Melody Makers and Beacon Park Village Choir.
Her passion for music will hopefully rub off on Tamworth Ladies' Choir and let us hope it is a long and successful association.
The Choir is extremely fortunate to have a talent such as Hannah as its Accompanist since April 2017.
Her services are much in demand as she is also accompanist to The Mickleover Singers and Mercian Singers as well as giving private music tuition.
After graduating from University with a BMus (Hons) Music she took up a post as a music teacher and teaches woodwind in schools in Stoke on Trent.
As well as being a very accomplished pianist Hannah is also a Grade 8 practitioner of the Alto Saxophone and Flute.
In her spare time, what little there is of it, Hannah helps with the Alzheimers Society as a "Singing for the Brain" singing leader.
Her husband is also a musician so one expects that they leave each other lots of notes!!