2014 A chat with Jane Perrins – Sing! Bentley Heath’s new Music Director:
Our new Music Director chats to Catherine Robinson
CR Hello Jane, tell us a bit about yourself.
JP I live in Solihull with my husband and two young sons. I work part time in Bentley Heath at Noah’s Ark Playgroup. Before I had my own children I was a primary school teacher and was responsible for all the music.
CR Have you led a choir before?
JP Only school ones! That was fun, there’s something really lovely about children singing. However, I am used to being on stage and have sung in many concerts and theatrical productions over the years.
CR What do you hope to achieve with Sing! Bentley Heath?
JP Hopefully we’ll have lots of fun and enjoy singing a wide variety of songs. We’ll do one main paying concert a year and probably a few smaller community events. I intend to establish a repertoire of pieces that we can dip in and out of for any occasion. As always there is no obligation to perform, but if members do decide to sing at concerts they must be prepared to commit to rehearsals, so that we can be well prepared and give a super performance.
CR What variety of songs will we be covering?
JP A mixture of styles and generations from The Carpenters to Michael Buble, from Bob Dylan to Olly Murs, and of course Christmas classics too. So, let’s get singing!