Musical Director - Stuart Nettleship
Stuart is originally from Sheffield where he was musical director of the Sheffield Youth Opera Group from 1969 to 1972. After four years studying music at the University of Wales he entered the teaching profession teaching music at Monmouth and Westminster Schools after which he became Director of Music at Millfield School and latterly at Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick. He has been Musical Director of numerous choirs and orchestras both in schools and outside and has performed extensively in England and Wales and has also taken his choir and orchestra to Paris. In 1995 he conducted a performance of David Fanshawe’s African Sanctus in Wells Cathedral. He left Queen Margaret's School in 2012 to concentrate on composing and directing and he was delighted to be appointed Musical Director of the Stamford Bridge Singers in 2014. He has recently composed a "Battle Cantata" to celebrate the 950th anniversary of the battle of Stamford Bridge (25th September 1066). For the first performance in October 2016 our choir will be joined by four other choirs including one from Norway. Website link: www.nettleshipmusic.com
Accompanist - Nicholas Page
Nicholas studied the organ with David Lang (College of Ripon & York St John), Andrew Goodwin (Bangor Cathedral) and E. Walter Jones (UCNW, Bangor). He graduated in Music from the University College of North Wales (now Bangor University) and is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists, as well as a Fellow of both the Victoria College of Music, London, and the London College of Music. Nicholas is well-known in the York area and further afield as a church organist, recitalist and choral accompanist. He was Accompanist of The Occasion Choir from 2001 to 2017. He lives in Wilberfoss and is the Organist at Bolton Methodist Church in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Chairman - Michael Catterick
Michael has been a singer all his life. He, together with his wife, joined the Stamford Bridge Singers when they retired to Stamford Bridge from Suffolk in 2000. They find the variety of music both challenging and enjoyable.
Treasurer - Tim Longmore
Tim joined the choir in 2008 after responding to a flier sent out by the choir. He played music at school but never had the courage to sing. He enjoys the wide variety of music the choir sings and looks forward to the two hours of escapism and relaxation every Thursday night.
Secretary - Sue Ford
Sue has been a member of the choir since 2004. She originally came to York to teach nursing at the University. Now she runs a nursing case management business caring for people who are rehabilitating after being injured in accidents. Sue sings in the first alto section. After she had been in the choir for a couple of years, she joined the choir committee as recruitment officer and then in 2011 took on the role of secretary. She loves the range and variety of music sung by the choir and firmly believes that singing is really good for your health, not to mention a great way to make new friends.