Conductor: Paul Briggs B.Ed.
Paul Briggs is a retired teacher, Headteacher and Director of Education, originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, currently living in Ballywalter, County Down.
He started his choral music career as a boy soprano, aged 11 and has sung with and directed a number of choirs of different musical genres.
For ten years Paul was the Musical Director of Lemington Male Voice Choir, having first joined the choir as a singer and deputy accompanist aged seventeen. Under Paul's leadership the choir performed in many prestigious venues both at home and abroad.
Paul is currently Musical Director of Bangor Ladies Choir. He is also a church organist and engineers and produces CD recordings.
Accompanist and Deputy Conductor: Sheelagh Greer B.Mus. ATCL Dip.ABRSM
Sheelagh Greer is best known as a mezzo soprano. However, she began her musical career at a young age, playing the piano. As a freelance musician, private music tutor and church organist she combines a busy schedule of singing, with directing and conducting The Clare Chorale choir, accompanying The Lindsay Chorale and playing the organ in Ballynure Methodist Church.
She is also recognised for her singing, not only throughout the province but it has also brought her engagements in the UK, Italy and India.
Sheelagh has strong ties with the choir, since her Dad has been a member for many years, and she now counts it a great privilege to be amongst the ranks.
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