Musical Director and Accompanist

Louise LangleyMusical Director - Louise Langley LRAM

Louise has been directing the Orpheus since 2003 and her unstinting dedication to the Choir along with her superb musical abilities ensure that the Choir continues to flourish.

Her passion for music and performance began at a very early age and her extensive talents include teaching, coaching, solo performance and acting. She continues to play a major role in the musical life of High Wycombe and the surrounding areas.

Alongside her Orpheus commitment, Louise is also Musical Director of Downley Descants, a thriving community choir. She is also choir mistress at St. Joseph’s Priory, Chalfont St. Peter, and accompanist for the Chiltern W I Singers.

The Wycombe Orpheus Choir’s popularity and acclaim is a credit to her unique sense of professionalism, patience and charm!

 


Accompanist - Rebecca (Becky) Holt, AGSM (Hons), Dip (Postgrad) in Advanced Solo Studies, Laureat du Concours National du Musique, ITEC, MIFA, BACP

The Choir is delighted to welcome Rebecca Holt as our Accompanist as we develop our new Music team.

Rebecca is a highly qualified Pianist and Accompanist based in Chesham. She was keyboard specialist and accompanist at the prestigious Tring Park School for Performing Arts for 24 years and is now delighted to be teaching and accompanying in the highly esteemed music department at St Clement Danes School. She regularly performs in concerts locally in support of deserving Charities both as a pianist and harpist. 

She has won all the international chamber music and accompanying competitions and represented her country winning the European Music for Youth Award. She has performed in the Albert and Carnegie halls, recorded for ASV, Chandos and Sony, and tours have taken her from South America to the Far East, Iceland, USA, Hungary and most of Western Europe. Her television work has included recording the piano part of The Snowman and an appearance alongside Sir Ian McKellen in a film about the artist JS Lowry.

Rebecca is an Associated Board examiner, and has accompanied the winning choirs for BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year, Sainsbury's Choir of the Year and McDonald’s Child of Achievement. Her tutor book, Hot Keys Piano published by Kevin Mayhew with co-author Sarah Watts, has received great critical acclaim and their masterclasses for schools are known for being informative and fun.  Rebecca is a qualified psychotherapist and was voted a Woman of Tomorrow by Cosmopolitan magazine!