Musical Director – Sarah Astley-Davies
Born and brought up in Newtown, Sarah started playing the piano at a young age and also plays the clarinet and saxophone. Educated at Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion, she went on to study Music and Welsh at Cardiff University, where she studied clarinet with Martin Ronchetti. Following her degree, she went on to study for a Masters degree in Welsh Ethnological Studies. She now works for Powys County Council.
Sarah became the choir’s Assistant Accompanist in May 2014, taking over as Accompanist in September 2017 and as Musical Director in March 2018. As well as her involvement with the choir, she has been involved with Newtown Musical Theatre Company since 2006, initially as Rehearsal Accompanist but more recently as Musical Director for a number of shows, including Oliver! (2009), The Wizard of Oz (2011), Annie (2013), A Christmas Carol (2014), White Christmas (2016), Sister Act (2017) and most recently Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2018). She is also a member of local choir New Dynamic.
Accompanist – Greg Jenkins
Born in Risca in South Wales, Greg started the piano at the age of 6, and also plays the cello and saxophone. He studied Music in Bangor and graduated in 2012, and then completed his Teacher Training. He now works as a Music Teacher and A Level Music Examiner.
Greg has been heavily involved in music in Montgomeryshire since moving to the area in 2013. He is currently Musical Director of Montgomeryshire Youth Music; has musically directed several shows for Newtown Musical Theatre Company and has been Repetiteur for Buttington Musical Theatre Company. Greg takes part in many local ensembles as an accompanist, instrumentalist and vocalist.
Assistant Accompanist – Vacancy
If you would be interested in joining the Choir as Assistant Accompanist, please contact the Choir using the contact information here.