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DAVID BROOKES - Musical Director

David has been the Musical Director of The Brewood Singers since January 1978, and has overseen the development of the choir from a small village group to an established chamber choir.

Born in Birmingham in 1951 and brought up in the West Midlands, David studied in Oxford and then held Head of Music positions at St Peters Collegiate School and at Bishop Vesey's Grammar School before retiring from full-time teaching when at Cockshut Hill Technology College in 2007.

David has always taken a keen interest in choral music and has been choirmaster and organist at two churches in Wednesfield and is currently at the Abbey Church of St Editha, Polesworth.

David has also directed a variety of other musical ensembles and conducted operettas, musicals, etc. He has also composed several pieces for the Brewood Singers and Polesworth Abbey Choir to perform.

In his spare time David is a keen caravanner and is currently a member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club Council.

David Brookes


PAT MUMFORD - Chair

Hi. I'm Pat Mumford, Chair of the Brewood Singers. I joined the choir in 1987 and have made many friends and happy memories over the years.

We have had lots of wonderful concerts mainly in the Midlands but sometimes further afield.

Away from the Singers I love spending time with my family, travelling and playing (lots!!) of golf.

Pat Mumford


COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Pat Mumford
- Chair
David Brookes - Musical Director
Jen Beardsmore - Secretary
David Shannon - Treasurer
Colette Hughes - Vice Chair
John Burns
Mike Coope - Website Administrator

ACCOMPANIST

Situation Vacant
For more details of this position, please contact our Musical Director,
David Brookes - Mobile: 07446 164098 - Email:
dsbrookes.music@gmail.com


CHOIR MEMBERS
SOPRANO
Anthea Arnot
Maggie Bailey
Sue Ball
Jen Beardsmore
Sue Hess
Helen Kennedy
Wendy Lamsdale
Mary McCoy
Kate Peach
Chris Rickward
Marianne Smiles
Sarah Smith
Margaret Southall
Hannah Williams
ALTO
Carol Brookes
Katherine Caine
Gill Gardiner
Yvonne Groves
Helen Hampton
Liz Harris
Colette Hughes
Jo Johnson
Pat Mumford
Hilary Riley
Pam Shannon
TENOR
Don Charnell
Keith Charters
Jim Hampton
David Shannon
BASS
Ron Beardsmore
John Burns
John Caine
Mike Coope
Bob Hunter
Wayne Peach

The Choir... Formed over 45 years ago, Brewood Singers is a SATB choir of around 30 people who enjoy singing and performing. We sing SATB arrangements of songs from film, theatre, pop and also light traditional choir music and perform in a variety of venues including Churches, Garden Centres, Village Halls, etc.


 Our support for charities through singing...
One of the objectives of the Society is to make donations to other charitable bodies when we can afford it. The Singers are a non-profit making society and if finances allow we make donations to local good causes and charities. The focus is usually local, or sometimes it can be a cause which chimes with members of the singers for personal reasons.

In recent times, monies donated to local good causes have been raised through raffles held at our two main concerts in the Summer and at Christmas.

In recent years, the committee has decided to support local charities including, Brewood and District First Responders and Brewood Dementia support group.

We usually raise between £300-£400 for the chosen cause. Here you can see members of the committee presenting cheques to these causes.

Cheque presentation to Brewood First Responders
Cheque presentation to Brewood First Responders

Cheque presentation to Dementia Support Group
Brewood Dementia Support Group receiving a cheque

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