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Helen Styles (Musical Director)

Born into a musical family Helen went on to study violin, piano, voice and organ and attended the Royal College of Music Junior Department. Her singing really took off when she was awarded a choral scholarship to Christ’s College Cambridge where she studied veterinary medicine.

As a singer she has performed and broadcast both at home and abroad. She has wide-ranging musical tastes from sacred choral works, through opera, musicals and jazz. She has recently been back on the stage as the Mother Abbess in the Sound of Music, and Meg in Brigadoon.

Having started conducting choirs whilst at school, as part of her role as assistant organists at churches in London, Helen then went on to conduct orchestras and smaller chamber choirs at university.

Helen worked as a practising vet for nine years (specialising in cats), but is now following her heart and earning her living making music, alongside her unpaid job of looking after her two young daughters. In addition to Laudamus Helen also directs the Twyford Singers and the Tuesday Singers and is a Suzuki violin teacher.

Caroline Page (Accompanist)

Caroline began playing the piano at age 4 and obtained her Advanced Certificate by 14.  She was a regional finalist in the Audi Junior Musician of the Year competition and performed her first piano concerto (Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1)at 15.

Caroline was in high demand as a collaborative pianist and chamber musician while at school performing and competing with her piano trio, piano duet partner and various instrumentalists across Yorkshire, the North of England and Scotland.

Caroline went on to read Music at Christ’s College, Cambridge where she had a hectic performance schedule as a University Instrumental Award Holder on violin. Caroline was also a Choral Exhibitioner at Christ’s enabling her to travel the world singing and to record several choral CDs including solo items. Following Cambridge she obtained her MA in Musicology from University College, Durham.

After 15 years as a lawyer in a leading global law firm, Caroline has recently returned to Music as a freelance pianist, and still particularly enjoys accompanying all genres.  She is also passionate about music and education and is part-way through a project for pre-schoolers of adapting well-loved stories and fables to incorporate live music and basic music theory.

Photo of Helen Styles