We are very happy indeed to announce the appointment of Nicholas O'Neill as our Music Director for the rest of 2023 with an option to extend into 2024 and beyond. Nick has worked with The Occam Singers before and we have performed several of his compositions. We hope that he won't mind us adding his own words at this point:
"I am delighted to report that I am currently working as the Music Director of the Occam Singers. I worked with the Occams for many years as their Assistant MD before moving to Somerset, and stepped down at that point as the role was rather light compared with the miles that would now separate us, but David, their MD since the inception of the choir forty years ago, retired from the post last summer, since when it has been vacant. I am really delighted to be back working with this choir on a much more regular basis than before, and it has also been wonderful to catch up with so many friends from the group who I have not seen since I retreated to the wilds of the west."
We look forward to working with Nick to plan the rest of the year's concerts. It should prove an interesting and exciting period.
(Photo credit: Deryc Sands)
The Occam Christmas Concert 2022
Date Posted: Wed, 19 Oct 2022
For our Christmas Concert in 2022, on 10th December, The Occam Singers welcome Peter White as our guest conductor..
Peter was formerly Director of Music at Guildford Royal Grammar School and is an experienced conductor and composer.
We will present a varied programme of Christmas pieces including some of Peter's compositions and arrangements.
The poster is attached.
The charity that we are supporting for this concert is the local branch of Parkinson's UK.