Accompanist

Lisa Thomas

Lisa has played the piano since the age of five and enjoyed numerous successes in local and national competitions from an early age. She was first given the opportunity to accompany choirs and soloists whilst a pupil at Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St Asaph. Lisa continued her Music studies at Bangor University where she was a member of various vocal and instrumental ensembles. She performed a Piano Concerto with the University Symphony Orchestra before graduating with 1st class honours in 2002.

Lisa joined the Sirenian Singers in 2007 and is currently Head of Music and Performance at St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School, Flintshire.

Christopher Enston

Christopher Enston began organ studies with the late Geoffrey Knowles at the Parish Churches of Mold and Treuddyn, Flintshire, North Wales. He won the Sir Henry Coward organ scholarship to the University of Sheffield where he read Music and gained the ARCM and ARCO diplomas in his second year. He was the first organist to win an award from the Ryan Davies Memorial Trust, continuing his organ studies with Peter Hurford at the Royal Academy of Music where he won many awards including the WJ Kipps award twice, the Recital Diploma, LRAM and FRCO. He also won the HJC Stevens organ scholarship at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, broadcasting live on Radio 4. He won first prize in the Bach Class in the 1985 West of England Organ Festival in Bath Abbey and later studied in Paris with Marie-Claire Alain, winning the Gold Medal in the Preparatoire Superieure Class. He has performed in venues across the United Kingdom as well as in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. Until recently he was the accompanist for the Reading Phoenix Choir and has appeared with them on BBC1, BBC2, Radio 2 and live on Radio 4. His playing has featured on the BBC’s Songs of Praise, Sunday Half Hour, Morning Worship, Silent Witness and Desert Island Discs. He has accompanied the choirs and soloists at the male voice choir festivals at the Royal Albert Hall. His organ playing has entertained the audiences at Llangollen International Eisteddfod and he regularly plays at London’s numerous Welsh churches. He has twice conducted the combined choirs at the Annual National Seafarers’ Service at St Paul’s Cathedral in the presence of the Princess Royal.

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