What do you do for a living?
I'm a Speech and Language Therapist based at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, specialising in voice therapy and head/neck cancer.
Have you lived in Gloucestershire all your life?
No - the majority of my childhood was spent in Reigate, Surrey, with boarding school in Hertfordshire, followed by Oxford. I moved to Gloucestershire in 1999, so have been here half of my life now.
Where is your favourite place in Gloucestershire?
When we moved here, we lived off Bath Road in Cheltenham, and I still love its bohemian feel. Chosen Hill is another favourite.
Which bit of the building at Gloucester Cathedral do you love the most?
I still love the grandeur of looking down the nave, to the organ high above - I feel lucky to sing there every time.
If you had to name your favourite choral piece, what might it be and why?
I'm afraid I need at least 3: Howells - Take Him Earth for Cherishing; Parry - My Soul, There is a Country; and at Christmas time, Chilcott - The Shepherd's Carol
Is there a choral piece that you would love to sing in, but haven’t yet?
I've never had the chance to sing in Beethoven's 9th - I imagine it's pretty exciting.
What has been your favourite moment or event during your time with the Saint Cecilia Singers?
The joint concert we did with The Oriel Singers, Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra and Cheltenham Youth Choir, performing Jonathan Dove's 'For an Unknown Soldier'. Tewkesbury Abbey was packed to the doors and the fantastic atmosphere made all the hard work for quite a challenging piece really worthwhile.
Where in the world would you most like to visit, but haven’t?
Japan and New Zealand, preferably on the same trip!
If you could read only two books from now on, which ones would they be?
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks and Watership Down by Richard Adams. Although they're both rather serious, so perhaps I'd better choose Douglas Adams instead and have the Hitchhiker's Guide series!
Which four figures from the past would you like to have at your dinner table?
Stan Lee, Robin Williams, Judy Garland and (not strictly from the past, as he's still with us) David Attenborough.
What was your favourite subject at school?
English Literature, although Music was a close second.
What other hobbies do you enjoy outside of music?
Cooking, travel (when it's allowed), movies (especially sci-fi), gaming. I'm currently trying to learn Japanese and how to hula hoop!
What are you most looking forward to after lockdown eases?
Being able to meet with friends at the pub! Donating my (very lovely) children to their grandparents so that my husband and I can go for a ridiculously extravagant dinner somewhere.