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Who’s Who in The Manwood Singers

Conductor: Martyn Jordan

Martyn JordanMartyn began his musical career as Head Chorister at Wimborne Minster in Dorset. At 16 he joined the Royal Marines Band Service. During a 24 year career he attained rank of Bandmaster and gained the Licentiate Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music. He also composed and arranged many pieces, one performed live at the Royal Albert Hall.

Since leaving the Royal Marines Martyn enjoys a wide range of musical activities, playing clarinet and viola in small ensembles, singing in various choirs and directing The Manwood Singers as conductor.

Accompanist: Robert Tapsfield

Robert TapsfieldRobert began training as an organist while a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral, but since leaving university has worked almost entirely in musical theatre as a conductor, orchestrator and keyboard player for shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Me and My Girl, Evita, Chicago, Chess, Kiss Me, Kate, and Crazy for You. He was organist for two years at St Vedast, Foster Lane in the City of London and is much in demand as an accompanist since returning to Deal.

Deputy Accompanist: Stefan Catto

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